This past week I was given the opportunity to sample Del Monte’s New Harvest Selection meals. I was a little hesitant at first but I decided to give them a try because as a busy mom of two I often find myself in this situation: It’s two o’clock in the afternoon, the kids are napping and I have yet to have lunch. There are days when time just slips by and I just haven’t found the time to put lunch together for myself. So I was interested in looking for something convenient for those busy days. I tried the Chili with Beans and the Beef and Vegetable Stew. As with usually anything I eat the first thing I did was read the nutritional information. I was very impressed. These meals both packed 40% of the USDA MyPyramid daily recommendation for vegetables. I am a South Beach Diet alum so I usually look at fat, protein and fiber levels. These meals were low in fat, and high in fiber and protein. As with any convenience food they were a bit high in sodium but at least they don’t contain any preservatives.
Both had really good taste. While my husband liked the Chili, I particularly enjoyed the Beef Stew. Do you know how you sometimes have some of these convenience meals and you can’t discern what you are eating? This is not the case here. This was not “mush” meat but nice cubes of meat. You could totally tell you were eating a slice of carrot or a corn kernel.
Anyway, for a regular price of $2.59, I would recommend it for a convenience meal if you work at home or in an office. At that price I am sure it beats the prices from your work cafeteria, a bowl of chili from Applebees or a burrito from Chipotle. Other meals include Cheese and Spinach Ravioli, Santa Fe Style Rice and Beans and Chicken Cacciatori. Besides the Chili with Beans and Beef & Vegetable Stew I already mentioned.
Today, you can win the opportunity to try one FREE. The winner of this giveaway will win, in addition to one FREE Harvest Selections Meal:
One pack of Del Monte 100 Calories Cups
One Del Monte “Just One More for Healthy Living” Pedometer
Del Monte Magnets and a Magnetic Grocery List Notepad
How do you enter to win? You can earn up to three entries to this giveaway:
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Remember that you can enter up to three times but you must submit separate entries for each type. The giveaway ends on Sunday October 5th @10:00 AM CST. At that time I’ll select the winner using Random.org . I will contact the winner via email and provide 48 hours to contact me with their address. If I don’t hear back after that time period the prize will be forfeited and I will pick another winner randomly again.
This giveaway is now closed.