Powered by Mom brings you a review on Modern Table Meals
When I was asked if I would like to review the Modern Table Meals I was intrigued when learned that the pasta the main part of these meals were bean based. I thought to myself how tasty could a bean based pasta possibly be, especially when it only takes about 15-20 minutes to make. Well let me tell you not only do I will I “eat my words” I’m happy to do so as long as I can continue to have my Modern Table Meals.
Modern Table Meals come in four flavors, Italian, Mediterranean, Teriyaki and Southwest. Each has it’s own unique flavor but they all have the following in common:
- Protein rich bean based pasta – 12-20g of protein per serving
- No artificial colors or preservatives
- Easy to make and ready in 15-20 minutes or less
I was lucky enough to receive a wonderful box of all of their flavors so that my family and I could try them all and more than once. Thank goodness we were given enough for several meals as they have become quite popular in my home! I admit I love pasta but for obvious reasons I can’t always eat it, so many carbs and the wheat didn’t always agree with me. A while back I switched to brown rice pastas which I like but it does have its own unique flavor. I love that with the Modern Table Meals has Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Folate and Potassium in it, so many nutrients in a delicious.
One of the first Modern Table Meals I decided to try was the Italian Red Lentil Penne with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce & Parmesan Herb Seasoning, delicious! It is so easy to make, you have the pasta, the spices for the sauce and if you need and/or want it, herbs for topping off the pasta.
You just cook the pasta, the boiling time varies for the pasta. For the penne one it said 8-9 minutes however for me it took about 15 minutes, not sure if my stove wasn’t hot enough or what. The important thing is to stir occasionally and keep checking until you figure out the timing for each pasta on your stove.
While the pasta is cooking you mix the sauce ingredients with water and oil according to the directions. Once the pasta is cooked, drained etc.. you stir in the sauce you just mixed.
The serve and top with the smaller packet of herbs if you want. I find the pasta so flavorful I don’t need to add that but I do add pepper and a bit of parmesan because I love parmesan 🙂 Serve and enjoy it’s so easy and delicious. I’ve added chicken to the pastas sometimes which is a nice change but it really fills you up then as the Modern Table Meal just the way it is is filling.
If you’re looking for a meal that takes little preparation, is nutritious and delicious then you definitely want to check out Modern Table Meals, yum!