Dr. Gourmet's Food Reviews: Two bowls from evol Foods

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.

Regular readers of our Friday column on convenience foods know that we used to love evol foods products.They were great when the company first launched, but since being acquired by a larger company the meals have been hit or miss. One big issue is that they have been much higher in sodium with often over 800 milligrams in a dish.

The Teriyaki Chicken that is on offer as one of their new Lean & Fit line was a little less - only 600 milligrams of sodium - but at 290 calories and 4 grams of fiber it seemed worth another try to see if their products are getting any better. First impressions are good, with a nice Asian aroma as the dish came out of the microwave.  Two bowls from evol Foods »

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