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Sunday, May 17, 2015


Well, more likely, I'm either stuffed or starving! But lets just say it's mealtime and all the  "shoulds" are floating thru your brain. I should eat something healthy, I should eat unprocessed food and I should eat more vegetables. Now the "wants"; I want something quick, I want something easy, I want something tasty. If the wants win, I'd be munching on a classic smashburger! Luckily the "shoulds" usually keep me out of trouble, but how many days can you eat steamed veggies and chicken? While I really do love veggies, it takes a lot of effort to make them enticing.

So when Hungryroot's email flew into my mailbox, it got my attention.

They had me at 7-minutes.
In their own words,  "food doesn't have to leave an aftertaste of regret. Our mission is to unleash the flavor of vegetables, bring them to the center of your plate, and make them a craveable meal."
The flavorful descriptions leapt off the page at me; Turnip Noodles with Toasted Walnut Pesto, Sweet Potato Noodles with Creamy Cashew Alfredo, Beet Noodles with Savory Thai Sesame Sauce.
NOTE: Don't expect NOODLES! These are spiralized vegetables!
I got out my credit card. I ordered five kits. Hungryroot claims their proprietary packaging will maintain  crunch and flavor for 10 days although it has no preservatives. I ordered in the morning and couldn't believe they were at my door the next day. They came in a styrofoam cooler with ice-packs.
I've made the Sweet Potato Noodles with Creamy Cashew Alfredo, Beet Noodles with Savory Thai Sesame Sauce and the Rutabaga Noodles. All are available with a small portion of chicken (very small, but just an extra $2). All were tasty, my only criticism is that they could be a bit more generous with the garnishes, like more brussel sprouts in the Sweet Potato Noodles. The kits are sold as an entree for one, but we also like to split them and use as a side dish.
Bonus: this is not a subscription service, order whatever quantity you want, whenever you want.

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