Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Go To Meal (ish) #2

 I tried meal # 2 of my "Find 5 Go To Meals" task.  Though I don't know if you can really qualify as a "meal" but it was delicious and filling.  I thought I had a final picture on my camera but I don't :(  So, I guess you'll just have to take my word for it.
I found this at Traders Joe's


If you look at the nutrition content it is very low in fat, very low in calories and has 6g of protein per serving.  Instead of boiling it in water as directed, I actually boil most of my grains in Vegetable Stock It adds a better flavor I think to the dish, and also adds a few protein grams to the meal.
From my cooked grains, I added a dash of Maggi  (for those who don't know what Maggi is-   Wikipedia Definition of Maggi  ) essentially, it's a flavoring.  Growing up in a German family, it's the ultimate go-to for flavoring a dish.  I guess the best I could compare it to would be sort of like Soy Sauce, but tastier.  

Anyhow.  I added some Maggi and some cut up Avacado  and voila! My dinner.   Julia Childs, I am not... but it was tasty- again took me roughly five minutes to make, and it is definitely another go-to meal in a pinch.  Sorry- no finished product pic. I forgot to take it! 

Here's the breakdown though:

1 Cup Trader Joes Harvest Grains
1 Cup Swanson Vegetable Broth
2 dashes of Maggi
1 Sliced Avacado





2 comments:

plantfoodfabulous.com said...

Hey Millie- you might want to try Braggs Liquid Aminos instead of the Maggi seasoning. Unfortunately it is full of artificial flavors and MSG. It is also made in China. :( I grew up on it too. Braggs tastes a lot like it, and adds extra protein to your meal.

http://www.bragg.com/products/la.html

The Tubby Triathlete said...

Made in China! Ack! I didn't know that! :( Thanks for the link- will def check it out!