When I eat lunch, I'm usually starving after a full morning of various activities. Half the time I eat leftovers, and if I'm at work, it's a turkey sandwich. Which gets boring after a while, and when it's freezing cold out (hello polar vortex) a hot lunch is comforting.
I recently had a chance to try "clean" burritos by Red's All Natural. What makes them clean? Their products are 100% natural, preservative free, non-GMO, made with antibiotic and hormone free meat, and rBGH-free cheese.
Mike and I love Mexican food, but it's not the healthiest choice, and when I think of frozen burritos I'm reminded of the kind they used to sell at the convenience store in my college town. They get hard in the microwave and are pretty much the worst thing you can eat. So we were happy to give Red's a try.
They have several varietes, including chicken, steak, bean and cheese, even BBQ, in 11 oz burritos, and a
5 oz snack size. There is also a line of Quesadilla's, made with buffalo chicken, pulled pork, and steak.
The first one I tried was bean and rice, which I had for lunch on a No Meat Monday. You can microwave them, but since I had time I put it in the oven, which I made the tortilla crispy.
As you can see, the beans were whole, and not mushy, with a nice mix of corn, onion, tomato, cheese and brown rice. I usually put a side of salsa on mexican food, but I didn't need it here.
Mike had the chicken, then steak burritos for lunch two different days while he was at work. He didn't take a picture, but he said it was quality meat, not like the mystery meat you usually find in frozen products.
Next up was the Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas.
Once again the quesadillas were filled with real, quality ingredients. This time I added some salsa for dipping, and paired it with a salad to complete my lunch.
The verdict? I shy away from frozen convenience foods, but I'll keep a supply of Red's in our freezer for when we need a quick lunch that is actually good for you, and tastes great too!
You can find Red's in most major grocery chains, including Target.
*Note: I was sent samples of Red's products for the purpose of this review. The opinions of the product are my own.