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Nourish Bowls are new items in my supermarket’s refrigerated produce section, and I’m loving the garlicky Monterrey Risotto, studded with cubes of butternut squash and other veggies.
The bowls, which came out in May, are described as “A delicious warm meal with fresh veggies, grains and sauce ready in three to four minutes.” There are four different kinds of bowls, but the Monterrey Risotto, besides being delicious, is significantly lower in added sugar than the other bowl versions.
The Monterrey Risotto consists of butternut squash, kale shavings, kohlrabi and a small amount of brown rice tossed with a light, garlicky sauce.
The bowl weighs in at 8.75 ounces, and has a nice “chew” to it, so it takes a while to eat, which always increases satisfaction. To make it even more filling without hiking up the carbs, add about 1-2 ounces of cooked chicken or turkey breast or low fat cheese.
The prep is basically nothing: Open the top, add the vacuum-sealed packets of rice and the garlic sauce and mix well. Cover and microwave for three minutes.
The Monterrey Risotto Nourish Bowl contains 310 calories, 7 grams of protein, 29 grams of carbs, 6 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugar and 5 grams of saturated fat. It retails for $3.99 to $4.99 but at my Ohio supermarket, has been on sale for $3.50 for months.