Healthy Choice Italian Sausage Marinara Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Oct 25, 2011
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Healthy Choice Italian Sausage Marinara

Healthy Choice Italian Sausage Marinara is described as having Italian pork sausage in a marinara sauce over whole grain pasta with green beans & zucchini. I decided to buy this classic pasta dish (along with a few others), for lunch this week.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 meal (326 grams)
Calories: 310
Total Fat: 7 grams, 11%
Saturated Fat: 2.5 grams, 13%
Sodium: 580 mg, 24%
Carbohydrates: 45 grams
Fiber: 7 grams, 29%
Sugars: 9 grams
Protein: 16 grams

I thought the dish delivered a solid performance in taste, but it wasn't spectacular. I love the thick hearty pasta, which soaked up the slightly sweet and not too tomatoey sauce nicely, but the cheese was a bust for me. It was in the middle of the dish and there it stayed. When I tried to mix it with everything else, it was just stringy and stuck to the fork. I'm a huge fan of green beans, so thanks Healthy Choice for including 1 cup of vegetables in this meal - but I'm not big on zucchini and thankfully, there wasn't much of it.

Each meal provides 310 calories, 7 grams of total fat, 2.5 grams of which is saturated fat (11% and 13% of the daily value), 24% of the daily value for sodium (580 mg), 7 grams of fiber (20% of the DV), 9 grams of sugars and 16 grams of protein.

The ingredients list for the Healthy Choice Italian Sausage Marinara starts with cooked pasta made with whole grain wheat flour, water, green beans, green and yellow zucchini, diced tomatoes in juice ... it continues on but I was impressed that the veggies are right at the beginning.

I purchased this for $3.00, and while I didn't go wow - it was quite adequate for lunch, and I would buy it again, especially when it's on sale. The Healthy Choice Tortellini Primavera Parmesan (Review) is probably a tastier option, but it's also smaller.

{Website: Healthy Choice}

Rating
Taste: 4
Nutrition: 4
Price: 4
Overall: 4
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