Editors’ picks: No-prep foods we’re loving
As these products show, nutrition, tastiness and convenience can coexist!
Red’s All Natural Burritos
These 11-oz. bad boys are perfect for a busy worker who needs a quick, filling lunch, or an apartment-dweller who’s not in the mood to cook dinner. Inspired by a family recipe, the burritos come in four hearty varieties: turkey mole, chicken, steak and bean and rice. The meat used is antibiotic- and hormone-free, and the wrap is a wheat tortilla that is thinner than standard casings.
$4-$5 per burrito, www.redsallnatural.com
Just one serving of sunflower seeds, which are at the core of these fun little bites, impressively boasts four times the antioxidants of blueberries, more fiber than an apple and 50 percent more protein than almonds. Somersaults are an amalgamation of sunflower and sesame seeds (a lot less messy than shoveling a handful of seeds in your mouth) and are available in seriously scrumptious flavors like Santa Fe Salsa and Dutch Cocoa.
Good Food Made Simple oatmeal and egg patties
We all know the value of eating a good breakfast, but sometimes it’s a challenge to whip up something filling fast. We love these single-serving portions of 100 percent whole grain steel-cut oats, which don’t require any labor over a stove and are ready in just three minutes. Good Food Made Simple also has a line of all-natural whole egg and egg white patties, perfect for morning egg sandwiches or as a bed for yogurt, dill and smoked salmon at your next brunch.