Being on vacation recently was the perfect opportunity to indulge a little. We drank, we ate, we were merry. I know for some vacationing in a Condo might not sounds like a good idea because you still have to cook and clean (occasionally) but I loved having breakfast on the lanai right by the ocean, being able to prepare our own snacks and drinks at anytime. Plus you can’t beat the fact that it’s more convenient and cheaper. We did eat out too but most meals were had in the condo which meant I got to try some new products I wouldn’t normally eat. Like this Amy’s Thai Red Curry.
When in Hawaii we popped into Islands Natural Market and Deli. This is basically a low key Hawaiian version of Whole Foods or Lassen’s which if you’re vegan or gluten free means you get some of your comfort foods! Vegan cheese, nut milks, bean pasta and more all available on the island so I’d recommend checking them out. We happened to find this Amy’s Thai Red Curry, which is gluten free and dairy free so we decided to give it a go. The great thing is it took just 5 minutes in the microwave!
The Amy’s Thai Red Curry was just 420 calories, with 9g protein. However it does come with 23g of fat and 780 mg of sodium so it’s definitely NOT something I’d eat regularly but again, vacation! On it’s own I knew it wouldn’t be enough food to fill me up so I pair it was some Birds Eye steamfresh veggies which are quite possibly one of my new favorite things! Steamed veggies in just a couple of minutes! Awesome!
I want to note though that these are not FAMILY SIZE bags. Seriously these bags might contain 3.5 servings but realistically this bag serves ONE person. Remember HALF your plate should vegetables!!! I tried a few different versions of these veggies, this was the Broccoli, carrots, sugar snap peas and water chestnuts. It went really well with the Amy’s Red Thai Curry!
I should note that I fell in love with using placemats again on vacation. We’d opted out of using them at home but on vacation I found these placemats in a drawer and just loved them. When we got home I went to Target and got 2 new fall placemats and new plates to match. We only need 2 on a regular basis so I’m going to be switching them out each season. In facts I may get rid of my regular black dinnerware altogether as we rarely use it!
The Amy’s Thai Red Curry was actually pretty tasty, we both really enjoyed it. Again I wouldn’t have it regularly due to the high sodium and fat content but for vacation it was perfect and with the extra veggies was ready in 10 minutes. I’d definitely buy it again as a quick meal option.
So my question for you is how many servings of vegetables do you eat with your dinner? I know I may be the odd one here that eats a lot of veggies but they really are super important for a well balanced and nutritious diet!
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