Live near a Whole Foods, Planet Organic, IGA, Safeway, or Save-on? Then check out Indian Life’s line of five frozen meals. They’re not skimpy like Lean Cuisine. Each entree has 340 to 470 calories, so they can satisfy appetites that think of 200 calories as a snack. And their saturated fat never exceeds 2½ grams because they’re made with canola oil instead of traditional butter or ghee. What’s more, the sodium ranges from 450 mg to 600 mg, and it’s not that low-for-frozen-food just because Indian spices are so flavourful.
Take the Mattar Paneer (spicy green peas, cubes of paneer cheese, brown basmati rice, and naan). Its sodium (470 mg) is a far cry from Amy’s version (780 mg). And you’ll be so taken by the authentic flavour that you won’t notice that you’re getting 7 grams of fibre, some of it from whole grain brown basmati rice. Too bad the Mattar Paneer comes with white-flour naan instead of the 100% whole wheat chapati that’s available with some of Indian Life’s other meals. We also loved the onion-garlic-ginger-chili-cilantro complexity of the Dal-Mung Bean, the rich and creamy Vegetable Korma, and the curried Bombay Garbanzo (with its whole wheat chapati). Mmmm.