Product Review: Tasty Bite Spinach Dal

Tasty Bite Spinach Dal
Tasty Bite Spinach Dal

Product: Tasty Bite Spinach Dal – $3.29+

It’s Monday again.  And you know what that means, right?

It means I use the rice I cooked up last week for Monday…until the world got loopy…and enjoy another quick Indian meal from Tasty Bite.  That’s what it means.  Why?  Because it’s the night I come straight home from work, feed myself quickly, change into my running clothes and then head out to get at least 3 miles in with my friends at my local running store.

I’m currently tapering…3 miles would have been ideal.  Except we did something different tonight, and Patrick (he’s tricksy), somehow got me to climb Dog Hill in Cherokee Park twice.  TWICE!  I hate dog hill…but he said, as we entered Cherokee Park…let’s make this the start of one loop, so we’ll  go all the way around and then when we come back around we’ll head back to the store.  Um…okay?  I guess.  Regardless…I was one of three people who did it.

During taper.

Bad.  Bad me.

But…one thing that wasn’t bad was my dinner.  In fact, I was once again blown away by the authentic flavor and taste that Tasty Bite puts into each of their entrees.  Since I love Indian food with a passion, then I want my Indian food to be good.  I want it to taste like Indian food.  And Tasty Bite accomplishes just that.  It’s incredible how good these little microwavable pouches actually are.  I continue to be impressed, surprised, and happy with my meal.

Today was a new flavor for me.  Today’s pouch introduced me to Spinach Dal.  Dal is lentils.  So, if you like lentils and spinach…well…this is a great opportunity for you to combine the two into one.  The Tasty Bite Spinach Dal entree is spinach that has been cooked down and combined with yellow lentils.  This forms an amazing sauce that is packed with nutrients and protein.  These two components are accented with a variety of spices (including ginger, garlic, sugar, chilies, turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, and pepper) as well as water, tomatoes and onions.  What emerges is this great green spinach-y sauce with tons of flavor, seasoned to perfection, with yellow lentils swimming throughout.  The texture is great.  The taste is superb.  You’ll be blown away by it.  I hoovered mine down, which isn’t always a good thing to do before going for a run, but I was hungry…and loving every bite.

Nutritionally speaking, the Tasty Bite Spinach Dal is a powerhouse of nutrients.  One serving is half of the pouch, which dishes up only 100 calories and 5 grams of fat.  One serving also provides 480 mg sodium and 2 grams of sugar.  Not too shabby for a shelf-stable item, right?  And one serving will give you 3 grams of fiber and 3 grams of protein as well.

Once again, Tasty Bite exceeds all expectations and wows me once again with their bold flavors, their ability to replicate Indian food to perfection, and just how easy they are to prepare.  Just a 90 second zap in the microwave and serve.  Add it over rice, eat it on its own or add it to a meal to change it up or turn it up a notch.  I saw a recipe on their Web site where someone placed Spinach Dal on a pizza crust.  Sounds delicious, yes?

The possibilities are endless…and taste oh, so good!

Tasty Bite Spinach Dal over jasmine rice
Tasty Bite Spinach Dal over jasmine rice

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