Have you heard of Red's All Natural Burritos? I was unaware of them until recently when a box arrived at my door bearing 8 of them. I'm really wishing right now that I had taken a photo of them to show you how substantial these things are, but when I explain the story of the day we actually ate them, I think you will understand why I have no personal photos. I really think you should see what these look like in person, though, so look at all these photos of them here. First off, though, I thought it worthy to share with you how these were pitched to me. Check this out:
Schedules are jam-packed once kids go back to school. It seems as though once the kids are dropped off to school, they need to be picked up. Moms play the role of chauffer, shuffling from one after school activity to another. Forget about those who have several children.
Where is the time in the day to provide a healthy meal for your family? It is always nice to eat a meal as a family, but not everyone has time.
Red’s All Natural made things a little easier by introducing their 11 oz. frozen burritos made from the highest quality veggies, beans and spices and antibiotic and hormone-free meat, wrapped in a wheat flour tortilla.
Red’s burritos come in four tasty flavors—turkey mole, steak, bean and rice, and chicken.
The healthy burritos are filling, thanks to their size and are easy to prepare in only a few minutes.
Okay, back right up there to the beginning paragraph – the one about jam-packed schedules and the mom chauffer and all that. The night in question was a night like this. We had completed a very full day of school and I was in the middle of shuttling kids back and forth from piano lessons. We were home by 4:15, but had to turn right around and leave for choir which is a 45 minute drive on a good traffic day. That day was not a good traffic day.
I scrambled when we got home from piano, opened the freezer and was relieved to see these burrito packages smiling serenely at me. In the oven they went. We ate them in the van.
Now then, I must be quite frank and say I actually liked these better than my kids did. I think part of our problem was that these burritos are SO big. I gave one to each of my kids, but in fact, I could have cut them in halves or maybe even thirds and it would have been enough food for them. My kids don't necessarily appreciate the spicey side of life and I really didn't think these burritos were that spicey, but leave it to my kids to employ the power of the "what if" to determine whether or not they will like something.
In short, I really liked these and if I were going to serve them to my family again I would choose the Turkey Mole for them because it had less rice inside and I think my kids would like it better. And take a look at the ingredients for the Turkey Mole:
Ingredients: Flour tortilla (Wheat flour, water, canola oil, salt, baking powder), Brown Rice, Ground Turkey raised without antibiotics,Black Beans, Sour Cream (cultured pasteurized light cream, nonfat milk, and enzyme), Corn, Tomato Puree (tomato concentrate [water, tomato paste], citric acid), Green Bell Pepper, Red Onions, Red Bell Pepper, Chili Pepper Powder, Water, Cumin, Salt, Modified Food Starch (corn), Cocoa (processed with alkali), Garlic Powder, Cayenne Pepper, White Pepper, Thyme, Allspice. CONTAINS: MILK, SOY, WHEAT
Sounds good to me. Click here to find out where Red's All Natural Burritos are available in your neck of the woods.
Thanks, Red's, for providing dinner for my family a couple of weeks ago.
Disclosure: We received 8 of these burritos for the purpose of review. I would not have told you I liked them if I didn't. I would totally eat these all the time. I'd have to talk my kids into eating theirs if I served them frequently, but that's never stopped me before. I keep a proper disclosure statement available here.