Friday, May 17, 2013

Tasty Bite - Quick and Easy Meals

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you probably know by now that I'm not a big fan of packaged foods with weird, illegible ingredients. I also love to cook, so a lot of times, using packaged goods in order to get dinner to the table faster just doesn't appeal to me.

With that being said, however, some nights I just don't have the time to cook, so I make an exception. But I always only use packaged goods that are made of real ingredients.

So, when the nice folks at Tasty Bite reached out to me a few weeks ago asking if I'd like to try their all-natural products, I happily said yes.

Tasty Bite specializes in Pan Asian and Indian cuisine, and their products promise you'll get dinner to the table in 90 seconds (if you use the microwave). All of Tasty Bite's meals are packaged in a pouch that you simply pop in the microwave or stick in a saucepan with boiling water. I used the stovetop method each time, following the directions on the package, and every product I tried came out piping hot and perfectly cooked.

The first products Z and I tried were the Channa Masala and the Madras Lentils.

For an idea of what's in these pouches, check out the short and sweet ingredient list on the Channa Masala:

In addition to the cooking being easy and successful, and the ingredient list being surprisingly legible, the flavors in both of these entrees were also spot-on. Both dishes were well-seasoned and wonderfully aromatic. Z and I simply ate them with some warm garlic naan, which was a satisfying and tasty dinner.

The last dish we tried (so far) was the Ginger Lentil Rice, tossed with brown lentils and red peppers. We served it alongside some grilled veggie burgers and asparagus.

I feel like rice can always be tricky, but Tasty Bite's actually came out great. Although I used the stovetop method, I did nuke the rice in the microwave for an extra 30-45 seconds, but I think I only had to do that because I took it out of the saucepan too soon. Besides that, the rice was bursting with flavors of ginger, and this made a fantastic side dish for our dinner.

Another cool thing about Tasty Bite's products? They have a scanner on the back of each pouch so you can quickly and easily get recipe ideas for that specific product.

Overall, I was very pleased with all of the Tasty Bite products I tried. They really did provide quick and easy dinners, without a bunch of crazy ingredients. The price is also pretty reasonable for 2 servings per pouch - on their website, each entree pouch is only $3.09.

Have you ever tried Tasty Bite's products before? If not, would you?

These products were complimentary, but, as always, the opinions expressed in this post are honest and 100 percent my own.


  1. Besides being the ultimate convenience food, I love using the MADRAS LENTILS to replace the ground beef in my tacos, shepherd's pie, and eggplant lasagna. It would be even better if it was dairy-free. I try snagging their products at bulk stores (BJ's) for a better price than in regular grocery. Now I want to try their out their rice! Nice post.

    1. I love the idea of using the lentils in tacos! I will have to try that.

  2. I sampled the Channa Masala at Costco recently, and really liked it! Best part is definitely that the ingredient list is short and I know what everything is. This stuff is wonderful!

  3. It would be great to have these in my office drawer for a quick lunch!

  4. I think I have some kind of rice of theirs in my pantry, but I haven't tried it yet. Love the short ingredient lists.

  5. Hmm... I'll admit I was skeptical, but that ingredients list looks pretty darn short and recognizable!