New in the Market: So-Yah! Vegetarian Curry Meals

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on December 15, 2010 · 0 comments

We love to try new foods. Some are great and become staples in our kitchen. Others don’t measure up. See what you think.

House Foods, a well-known producer of tofu made with non-genetically modified soybeans grown in North America, has recently released a new line of shelf-stable, soy-based gourmet meals. The first two products featuring Tofu Shirataki Noodles are Creamy Coconut Curry and Red Vindaloo Curry.

House Foods first introduced Tofu Shirataki Noodles in 2004. They are made by blending tofu with the root of the Konnyaku, a member of the yam family grown in Asia. These alternative noodles have only 20 calories and 3 grams of carbs in a 4-ounce serving which helps to lower calories in the new meals.

Both meals are 11 ounce, single-serve portions that can be microwaved in 90 seconds. Because they do not require refrigeration, they would be a nice lunch option. Red Vindaloo Curry has 150 calories, 4 grams of fat, no cholesterol, 24 grams of carb and 3 grams of protein. Creamy Coconut Curry has 190 calories, 10 grams of fat, no cholesterol, 21 grams of carb and 4 grams of protein. The only downside is the sodium per meal—710 and 850 milligrams, respectively.

House Foods (www.house-foods.com) plans to add more products to the So-Yah! brand in the future.

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