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Posted on April 15, 2016 by The VRG Blog Editor


Trifecta Lime Wild Rice Vegetable Pilaf

By Maria Pittarelli, DTR

I was able to sample one of the refrigerated meals from Trifecta organic meal delivery service. This meal is called Lime Wild Rice Vegetable Pilaf. It was labeled as vegetarian, and the ingredient list shows that it is actually vegan. It was very easy to microwave and then the great smell won me over. This pilaf contains wild rice with a variety of vegetables including onions, carrots, peppers, kale, and squash in a sauce with lime, tomato, paprika, and other spices. I found the recommended heating time to be accurate. After three minutes, the meal was consistently hot throughout and the rice was the perfect texture, not mushy at all like some frozen meals. The large slices of carrot and squash were tender and very flavorful. It tasted mostly like lime and cumin, which are flavors I personally enjoy a lot. I did notice one large kale stem, but every other bite was cut well and easy to eat with just a fork. This meal was very mildly spicy, so I think both kids and adults would be able to enjoy it. I appreciated the presence of an ingredients list and a nutrition facts label, which showed that this meal contains:

390 calories
5 grams fat
366 mg sodium
72 grams carbohydrates
9 grams fiber
11 g sugar
14 g protein

I like that this meal is low in fat, relatively low in sodium for a packaged meal, and with no added sugars. I enjoy that it is based around wild rice, which is a whole grain. The fiber and protein are both adequate, although I would’ve loved to have some beans or lentils mixed in also. At 390 calories, it’s a bit small for a complete meal for an adult. Three meals of this size would provide 1190 calories per day, falling short of the average adult requirement of 2000 calories per day but the company said they’re assuming customers are consuming snacks on the side (and that those aiming for weight loss can adjust their snacks).

Overall, I enjoyed it. I would eat this meal again in the future and be glad to try other Trifecta meals as well.

For more information on Trifecta meals, see:

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