I often dabble in the paleo diet, because I like the focus on unrefined ingredients and increasing protein while minimizing sugar. While I am by no means a devoted follower of the diet (I admittedly love carbs too much), I’m always looking for ways to make cooking and baking paleo part of my busy lifestyle. I was excited to find Beetnik Foods’ line of frozen entrees while perusing my local Mom’s Organic Market last week, which seemed to fit the bill perfectly. These paleo-friendly, microwave-friendly entrees use real, organic ingredients to make gourmet meals easy to make and accessible for both paleo devotees and aspiring foodies.
Beetnik centers their focus on utilizing simple ingredients to make meals with refined flavor. Their meals are certified gluten-free, certified paleo, non-GMO and USDA organic. For more information about their gluten-free protocols, click here. All entrees are gluten-free, but some do contain dairy. Read the label before buying to confirm allergens in entree. The chicken meatball entree I picked up contains eggs and tree nuts (almond flour).
Overall, I really enjoyed both products, and will definitely be buying them again, especially as winter weather approaches. I’m so glad that I stumbled across them in the frozen foods aisle, and hope to see their products reach even more natural foods stores near me. I was impressed by the delicious flavoring of each, and the fact that both entrees feature 23 grams of protein or more, and have less than 8 grams of sugar for each carton. Thanks to Beetnik, it’s easier than ever to have food on hand that is both nutritious and delicious, making eating healthy super easy despite the craziness of my schedule.
Beetnik Foods’ products can be found in Mom’s Organic Market stores around the Baltimore area, as well as in David’s Natural Market and Roots Market in the region. Elsewhere across the county, their foods can be found at Whole Foods and other retailers. Find your local retailer using this tool on their website.
Update 1/3/17: Since my first review, I tried the chicken creole, which I found at Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield, Ohio. I loved the bold and spicy sauce the and the tenderness of the chicken. The white rice was tender and not overly mushy, as microwave rice tends to be. Overall, I loved the meal, and hope to find it in a grocery store near me soon.
Disclaimer: This review is current to the original publication date. Updates will be noted. Ingredients and manufacturing processes can change without notice. Each product should be reviewed for individual nutritional needs. Feel free to to contact me with any questions or comments. I purchased this product independently, and the review is a reflection of my personal opinion.