Once again, it was Sunday night and I did not pack lunch. A quick run to Trader Joe's (and about $100 later) meant that most of the freezer aisle had long since been cleared out. So I sought out the refrigerated section for something responsible for lunch. Trader Joe's Southwest Salad is what I stumbled upon:
Here is the nutritional information. Yes, it is only 200 calories for a salad with its dressing.
Should you buy this for lunch? Well for $3.99 I expect a bit more. This salad left me hungry. There was not a lot of cheese, beans or corn to really fill me where I wasn't hungry by the end of the day. A hard boiled egg would have been a good supplement to this. It was tasty with the dressing, but again there wasn't much there. The package did not really allow for it too be mixed well either. So if you plan on supplementing this, yes, it's very tasty. But if this is your lunch, there are better choices out there: Trader Joe’s Vegan Tikka Masala or Trader Joe’s Paneer Tikka Masala or even left over Trader Joe’s Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Butter and Sage would be better lunch options and not too many additional calories.
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