1) Review of another Amy's frozen meal product (this one is awesome.)
2) My project with J (NYC) for med school
3) An overview of my weekend getting BodyPump certified (holy moly, I can't fully extend my arms right now)
I've also got another guest blogger/interview with a professional coming up soon--probably next Monday, so stay tuned and look for that!
Might as well get something off the checklist first--Let's talk about my frozen food quest.
Amy's Black Bean Tamale Verde
Amazing. This was hearty, authentic to the taste of salsa verde, and not at all watery. It was definitely a complex taste (not just corn meal and black beans). I really enjoyed every bite of the whole thing. It comes with one large tamale with a mixed vegetable (mostly corn and black beans) filling, a green sauce over it and Mexican rice on the side. Delicious beyond belief. I will most certainly buy it again ($4.50). One of my coworkers actually said "Is that the Amy's tamale? Man that thing is the best." So it has a reputation!
Presentation (1-10): 10. Well laid out, colorful, I wanted to eat it frozen, if that says anything.
Taste (1-60): 55. I always leave room for improvement (this was a tiny tiny bit too sweet for me) but it was awesome.
Satiety (1-15): 10. I wanted more, for sure, at the end. But it's hard to say if that was because I hadn't enough to eat throughout the day or if there wasn't enough food. I think it was probably the former.
Nutritional Balance (1-15): 13. Pretty good balance, especially for 330 calories--a lot of flavor and a good, solid meal.
Total Score (out of 100):