Wellness is a journey, not a place. Smart, everyday choices keep you going. Organic Bistro are here to help you maintain your momentum by eating better and feeling well, even in the middle of your busy day. Every single-serving frozen meal is balanced with the best sources of lean protein, fiber-rich whole grains, plentiful vegetables and healthy fats. Our wholesome ingredients keep their flavor because they’re unprocessed. So our recipes taste great without added salt and artificial flavors. Additionally, our meals are low-glycemic , gluten-free and based on smart nutrition science.
Eating healthy organic food always seemed a little time consuming, even if it was the better choice if you take the time to think about where your food comes from and especially what it is. I've watched multiple documentaries on food products, water and even studied reading labels, but honestly... when it came down to needing something quick none of it mattered to me. I have two kids (one on a first shift / one on a second) a husband that works nights and I write for two blogs; everyone eats at different hours and some nights I just want whatever is going to be the quickest which often leaves me feeling guilty. I'm sure some of you understand that feeling all too well!
The Organic Bistro is a wonderful compliment of organic food and frozen (fast) food. The ingredients are written out clearly, the nutritional information is even available to view online. They're also Gluten Free and Low Glycemic; which I am sure those of you on special diets are praising right now! I was given the opportunity to review one of their meals, The Wild Salmon with Pesto - Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon with Basil Pesto and Chickpea Pilaf, Zucchini and Green beans. We also purchased the Wild Alaskan Salmon - Wild-caught Alaskan Salmon seasoned with a rosemary orange glaze, served on wholegrain cranberry walnut rice pilaf and crisp broccoli.
Ingredients for Wild Alaskan Salmon:
Wild-caught Alaskan salmon, organic broccoli, organic cooked brown rice, organic orange juice, organic cooked Japonica rice, organic walnuts, organic agave syrup, organic dried cranberries, organic flax meal, organic extra-virgin olive oil, organic rice flour, organic orange zest, organic onion powder, organic rosemary, lemon zest, xanthan gum, organic ground celery seed, organic orange extract, organic coriander.
Ingredients for Wild Salmon with Pesto:
Wild Caught Salmon, Water, *Green Beans, *Red Bell Peppers, *Sugar Snap Peas, *Zucchini, *Basil, *Brown Rice, *Parmesan Cheese, *Garbanzo Beans, *Extra Virgin Olive Oil, *Canola Oil, *Parsley, *Pine Nuts, *Garlic Puree, Sea Salt, *Black Pepper, *Corn Starch, *Lemon Concentrate, *Rosemary. (Certified Organic Ingredients) Allergens: Contains Salmon, Milk & Pine Nuts
I was really excited to try their Wild Alaskan Salmon meals. Ever since I moved away from the coast it isn't something that you see regularly on the menu and generally every few months I pick up a few lbs (Not usually seeing wild as an option at the supermarket) and make it myself. Pilaf is also a dish that takes hours to make so that is a rare one unless it comes out of a box with unknown preservatives and additives. I loved the idea of being able to enjoy a healthy meal of Wild Salmon and delightful pilaf that wasn't time consuming, anytime I wanted!
Although the Wild Salmon meal didn't turn out looking exactly like the pictures on the boxes (which I assumed and thus was not disappointed) it was delicious; especially the rosemary orange glaze on the Wild Alaskan Salmon Meal, which added a perfect combination of herbal sweetness. The Wild Salmon with Pesto went well with the Chickpea Pilaf, and they didn't overdo it which was nice. Pesto can sometimes be overpowering but it went well with this dish. Nothing was too dry (as some frozen meals turn out) and the broccoli was actually crisp. Overall it turned out to be a wonderful little meal, something quick that I don't have to feel guilty about. Since I wanted to share I purchased another box for my son Cody who is also a seafood lover and all he had to say was that next time I should make our salmon like The Organic Bistro's (with the rosemary orange glaze). They also have many other great meals:
- Ginger Chicken
- Savory Turkey
- Alaskan Salmon Cake
- Chicken Citron
- Spiced Chicken Morocco
- Beef Sirloin Tips
- Southwest Style Beef Sirloin
- Sesame Ginger Wild Salmon - Bistro Bowl
- Thai Style Red Curry with Beef - Bistro Bowl
- Thai Style Yellow Curry with Chicken - Bistro Bowl
- Asian Style Coconut Lemongrass with Chicken - Bistro Bowl
Some of these meals are things I am so thankful to have available, especially since there aren't many restaurants in my area that serve these dishes. The Asian Style Coconut Lemongrass with Chicken and the Thai Style Yellow Curry with Chicken, both Bistro Bowls but are two of my favorite dishes. It's almost like bringing home gourmet food without the cost, the 45 minute wait time, the antsy children and the headache; all things I sincerely appreciate in a good meal.
If you have any questions regarding your diet and The Organic Bistro foods, you can contact their Dietitian right on the home page of their website.
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