I love vegetables. I love them baked and roasted, grilled and steamed. I love them just about any way I can get them. That is why I also love trying out new veggie mixes, particularly in the frozen foods department.
Recently, while at the commissary, I noticed an intriguing looking new vegetable mix from Alexia Foods. It is called Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Vegetables.
Be aware that these veggies are a little more expensive because it is all natural. They were just under $3 a bag at the Langley AFB Commissary. However, in truth, they are worth it. That is especially if you are gravitating toward consuming more vegetables and less meat This dish is almost a meal all by itself.
Alexia Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Vegetables come with a mixture of bell pepper, black beans, sweet corn, onions and sweet potatoes. These wonderful veggies are ready to cook in a Chipotle flavored oil that comes right in the packet.
The bag weighs 14 oz or 397 g. It contains roughly 3 servings of food. You can extend the serving size by adding additional vegetables of your own into the mix. Next time, I plan to add more onions and corn.
There are 160 calories in each serving of these veggies. About one-third of those, or 50, of those come from fat.
Alexia Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Vegetables contain a total of 5 g of fat. Of that, .5 g comes from saturated fat. This vegetable mix does not contain any type of trans fat.
This vegetable mix also contains 21 g of carbohydrate, 6 g of sugar and 190 mg of salt. To the positive, they also hold 5 g of fiber, 4 g of protein and 480 mg of potassium.
This dish offers 120% of the daily-recommended amount of vitamin A, 15% of the needed manganese, and 10% of the required vitamin C. It also provide 8% of the recommended amount of thiamin and vitamin E 6% of the required amount of magnesium and 4% of the required calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid.
To fix Alexia Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Vegetables, follow these instructions. First, thaw the oil packet inside the bag by running it under hot water or defrosting it about one-half hour before preparation time.
Pour the thawed oil into an 8″ skillet and heat it over medium heat on the stove. Do not microwave.
Once the oil is thoroughly hot, add the vegetable contents of the bag into to the oil. Continue stirring until the sweet potatoes are cooked through. If they are done, the remainder of the vegetables will also be ready.
Remove the vegetables, plate and serve immediately. Top with salt, pepper and/or butter, as desired.
Ingredients of this mix include black beans, canola oil, Chipotle peppers, cilantro, coriander, cumin, onions, honey, olive oil, red bell peppers, red chili peppers salt, soy, sweet potatoes and water. It also includes disodium dihydrogen pyrophosphate for color retention and natural flavors to enhance the taste.
For safety reasons, Alexia Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Vegetables should remain frozen until it is time to cook them. The vegetables must be cooked through to a temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit before serving.
Alexia Chipotle Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Vegetables are distributed by Alexia Foods of Kennewick, Washington. They can be found in the frozen food section of many major grocery chains.
The white plastic bag is accented with vibrant pictures of its contents, with rusty brown and black banners and white print. A use by date is provided on the bag to ensure the product’s freshness at the time of purchase.
I really like this dish. It is different and interesting. The colors are amazing and the taste is superb. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.
5 stars = outstanding
4 stars = good
3 stars = average
2 stars = below average
1 star = poor