This Trader Joe's packet is an exception. Officially it's called "Fire Roasted Vegetables with Balsamic Butter Sauce". It heats up in just a couple of minutes and yields great-tasting vegetables and a delicious buttery-balsamic sauce.
- The packet includes a pound of vegetables, which Trader Joe's says serves 6 and which A Veggie Venture normally would normally say serves 4.
- Six servings works in that restaurant-a-few-veggies-on-the-side-manner if the entree is substantial and there's another vegetable or salad.
- Four servings? Maybe. It just didn't seem to go that far.
- The directions say to add a tablespoon of oil -- there's tons of buttery sauce without, next time I won't add a drop.
- There is a lot of sauce -- maybe a half cup? -- so think about rice or pasta to soak it up.
- I'd definitely throw a bag or two into beef stew or fresh pasta.
TRADER JOE'S FIRE ROASTED VEGETABLES
Hands-on time: 5 minutes
Time to table: 15 minutes
Prepare according to instructions except omitting the oil.
6 servings, no added oil
Per Serving: 76 Cal (65% from Fat, 6% from Protein, 29% from Carb); 1 g Protein; 5 g Tot Fat; 3 g Sat Fat; 5 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; NetCarb 4; 0 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 216 mg Sodium; 11 mg Cholesterol, Weight Watchers 2 points
6 servings, 1 T added oil
Per Serving: 95 Cal (73% from Fat, 5% from Protein, 23% from Carb); 1 g Protein; 8 g Tot Fat; 4 g Sat Fat; 5 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; NetCarb 4; 0 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 216 mg Sodium; 11 mg Cholesterol; Weight Watchers 2 points
4 servings, no added oil
Per Serving: 113 Cal (65% from Fat, 6% from Protein, 29% from Carb); 2 g Protein; 8 g Tot Fat; 5 g Sat Fat; 8 g Carb; 2 g Fiber; NetCarb 6; 0 mg Calcium; 0 mg Iron; 324 mg Sodium; 16 mg Cholesterol; Weight Watchers 2 points
- When you see this ◄ in the title and the Recipe Box, you know the recipe's a personal favorite. Tastes vary, of course, but the mark is one indication of another vegetable recipe that's worth paying attention to.