For the most part, I like to cook and create my own meals using my
personal healthy preferences. Some days after work though, I do not feel like
cooking. I just want something really quick to eat and end up turning to a
sandwich, a big salad or a frozen pizza.
I was recently sent a coupon for an Old El Paso frozen entrée to try. These are found in the freezer section of
most grocery stores. Entrée options include fajitas, enchiladas, quesadillas
and burritos. My husband and I love Mexican food but it often takes a long time
to prepare. These entrees are fully cooked and just need to be heated up.
With my coupon, I chose to try the chicken enchiladas to try. I love
enchiladas so I knew that this would be my best bet. They are made with corn
tortillas, white meat chicken, ancho chile sauce and Monterey Jack cheese. I
took a look at the ingredient list and do wish that it was simpler with more
One serving of enchiladas has 320 calories, 1120 mg of sodium, 17 g
protein, 12 g fat, 6 g saturated fat and 4 grams of fiber. The sodium content
is very high in these so I would recommend limiting these to if you are in a
The enchiladas tasted pretty good for a frozen meal. I enjoyed mine with
a side salad (always make sure to get your vegetables in for the day!). The
entrees are made to serve two people which is perfect for my husband and I.
Although I probably would not purchase these again in the future due to
the unnatural ingredients and high sodium content, I do not think that they are
the worst option if you are super busy and need a quick meal.
The giveaway will be for an Old El Paso gift set including:
-A coupon for an Old El Paso frozen entrée (up to $7.99)
-$10 Visa Gift Card
-A Mexican Chip and Dip Bowl
Let’s keep it simple to enter. Just leave a comment below what your
favorite Mexican dish is. The giveaway will end 11/21 at Midnight.
I'm Amanda, a registered dietitian that blogs about product reviews & giveaways, healthy recipes & nutrition. I live in Metro Detroit, MI. I have my Master's degree in dietetics. I've been married to my husband Troy for 5 years, am pregnant with my first child due in September 2014 (!!) and have 2 mini dachshunds. I also write for SF Gate, The Nest Woman and ActivewearUSA. I love fashion, running & working out.