August 7, 2008

Another Kashi Knockout

Kashi continues to crank out tasty and convenient whole grain products.

Their latest outing is savory 100% whole grain rice pilaf side dishes available in three flavors -- original, Moroccan spice, and fiery fiesta.

Each packet contains two servings, each offering 7 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein.

While the original flavor is sodium-free, the other two varieties contain 400 milligrams of sodium per serving (due to the presence of additional flavorings.)

In all fairness, that amount is roughly 40% lower than that of average ready-to-eat pilaf products.

Additionally, in the context of a meal otherwise low in sodium (i.e.: tuna or salmon steak, grilled tofu, saute├ęd shrimp, grilled chicken breast) this is not a huge concern.

I appreciate the existence of an original flavor that lets customers exercise their culinary creativity. I highly recommend adding chopped nuts and raisins or chickpeas, red peppers, and cilantro.

The best part? The only cooking required is adding 2 tablespoons of water, mixing, and microwaving for 90 seconds.

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