Hello again, today I’ll be reviewing another lunch entree that I like to take to work with me as one of my mini-meals I eat during the day. Hormel Compleats Chicken Breast and Gravy with Mashed Potatoes is the full name of the product in question, part of Hormel’s Compleats line. These are meals that don’t need to be refrigerated, which is convenient, as you can have a few sitting on the shelves in your pantry, rather than taking up space in your fridge or freezer. The nutritional info is kind of a mixed bag. The total fat content is five percent, and the saturated fat is eight percent, both of which are very reasonable in terms of dietary concerns. The problem, as is often the case with pre-packaged meals, is sodium, which comes in at forty percent. That’s definitely more than I look for in a meal of this size, as it will probably only account for a small portion of an average 2000 calorie diet. That doesn’t mean that you should never eat this. It just means that you probably shouldn’t have it too often, maybe once a week or so.
For a picky eater like myself, this is pretty much a perfect meal, in the sense that there’s no vegetables at all to be seen, so there’s nothing to pick through, no onions or tomato chunks, or anything else I don’t care for. You can dive in and enjoy this, without worrying about any of that. It’s pretty tasty, the only minor critique I have is that it tastes kind of salty (no surprise, with that much sodium). Other than that, this is one of my favorites, and I’ve enjoyed it many times over the years. Since I became more conscious of reducing salt in my diet, I don’t have it as much, but I go back to it again and again because of the dependability in quality that I know it provides. So, in short, I do recommend this product, but with the high salt content, it’s not something I would go for every day. A link to it on Amazon is below. So you again next week, fellow picky eater.