Disclaimer: Before I begin, this post is sponsored by Frontera Foods and they provided these frozen bowls for me to try and review. All opinions are my own.
So I think a lot of you can relate when I say that I don’t feel like we have enough hours in a day. After a full day of work, I need to feed and walk the dog, work on a few projects for my blog/Instagram, pay some bills, make a healthy and hopefully delicious dinner, run some errands, try and work out, and this is all not including the “me time” I need before whining down for bed!
With that in mind, I was super excited when Frontera Foods reached out and wanted me to review a few of their Mexican frozen bowls! I am always on the hunt for convenient and healthy meals that taste delicious (the ‘delicious’ part is a must).
They have a plethora of flavours to choose from including Veggie Taco Bowl, Chicken Fajita Bowl, Chicken Verde Bowl, Three Bean Taco Bowl so there really is never a dull moment. I gave the Veggie Taco and Chicken Fajita bowls a try so here is my review of both. 🙂
The Veggie Taco Bowl contains fire-roasted tomatillos, peppers, corn, cilantro sauce, white beans, and more. With this being one of the bowls with the lowest calorie count (240 kcals for a bowl), I was interested to see how the flavour translates.
The thing that instantly stood out to me was obviously the low calories, but on top of that, this bowl contains 44% (11g) of your daily fiber intake? That’s pretty unbelievable for a frozen meal.
When I first looked at what was inside, I judged it pretty quickly and thought it was only going to be okay. But when I tasted it, I was actually caught off guard by how flavourful it was! The roasted tomatillo-cilantro sauce made the dish and gave it tons of depth. The abundance of white beans made the dish a little heartier which was nice. And did you know? This is VEGAN too!
The Chicken Fajita Bowl has grilled chicken breast, chipotle fajita sauce, fire roasted poblanos, black beans, grain blend, and chipotle chilies.
As you can see, this bowl contains a rainbow of beautiful colours. From the peppers to the beans to the onions, I felt like I was eating a home cooked, veggie filled dinner, without using any of the time and effort. There was also great depth of flavour which was surprising as I rarely taste that in other frozen food products.
All in all, I was pleasantly surprised with both bowls and I can imagine myself buying these in the future for those nights where I just don’t want to spend any time in the kitchen after work. The authentic Mexican flavours really shine through with each bowl, and the abundance of fire roasted veggies are a big plus.
If you want to check out these bowls, they can be found at Loblaw’s, Sobey’s, and Save-on-Foods!