“Roasted seasoned white meat chicken & sweet mango chunks in a tangy orange sauce – green tea infused whole grains – steamed kale & broccoli medley” that’s the ingredient description on the box of LYFE Kitchen’s Orange Mango Chicken and all I can say is WOW! What an incredible flavor explosion…I’m only disappointed there wasn’t more to devour.
Food Life for me is pretty simple – I cook ALL meals, serve to hungry family and pack lunches for Hubs, *Tech and *Shyne and the home lunch menu for *Chase & *Ladybug-Girl. I rarely
deviate get a break from that routine! So on occasion when lunch is a treat, I would never think of eating a frozen meal – it just doesn’t seem like real food and that doesn’t appeal to me.
The important lesson – NEVER say never! While at BlogHER’13 I met Oli Maughan, a social media strategist for LYFE Kitchen and she was so kind to send me a few selections to taste sample.
Though I was a bit nervous I decided to try one for lunch yesterday…and I was blown away with the incredible taste. But even more fantastic…420 calories, 7 grams of total fat, 4 grams of fiber and ONLY 380 milligrams of sodium! That’s the best part – I stay away from frozen meals because they’re infamous for whopping amounts of sodium.
Absolutely delicious without the harmful sodium and other preservatives…LYFE Kitchen has my attention. But I’m not surprised. I learned Chef Art Smith, former personal chef to Oprah for 10 years is one of the powerful forces behind LYFE Kitchen – for that reason alone it has to be good. In 2004 I interviewed Art in Chicago for a CNN series on healthy food. He was charming and so down to earth and showed us that with wholesome ingredients, simplicity is delicious. Oprah had a gem, that man can cook…he had me with boiled chicken using just a freezer bag!
So I’m happy to say I’m a “LYFER” and excited about this wholesome food movement. LYFE Kitchen’s slogan is “eat good, feel good and do good” and entrees are easy to find at my local Publix and Whole Foods. YEAH! I’m looking forward to trying out the other flavor selections. LYFE Kitchen entrees are a perfect choice for a quick and healthy lunch at the office.
Note: Thanks to Oli from LYFE Kitchen for sending me a sample pack of entrees to enjoy for this review! All thoughts and opinions are my own.