Find Plant Protein from Beans in These Frozen Blends

Looking for protein? Don't miss Birds Eye Steamfresh Protein Blends.


Looking for protein? Don't miss Birds Eye Steamfresh Protein Blends.

“A blend of whole grains, lentils, spin­ach, broccoli, white beans, and sauce,” says the label of Birds Eye Steam­fresh Italian Style Protein Blend.

We’re talking pro­tein from plants—mostly beans and grains—that may be overlooked by protein seekers.

Yet each 270-calorie cup of the Italian Style Blend has 12 grams of plant protein. That’s a decent dose, whether you’re shooting for the Daily Value (50 grams) or more.

What’s more, it comes with 13 grams (half a day’s worth) of fiber, 10 percent of a day’s calcium, and 20 percent each of a day’s vitamins A and C. And the 450 milligrams of sodium (mostly from the sauce) isn’t too bad, considering that the dish consists of potassium-rich beans and veggies.

Birds Eye doesn’t stop with Ital­ian. There’s also Asian Style (whole grains, shelled edamame, carrots, red peppers, and sauce), California Style (whole grains, lentils, peas, broccoli, shelled edamame, and sauce), and Southwest Style (whole grains, black beans, corn, lentils, red bell peppers, and sauce).

(Note: Only the Asian Style grains are 100 percent whole, but the other grains are mostlywhole.)

Your job: empty the bag’s contents into a glass bowl, pop it in the microwave…and eat.

Call it Birds Easy.

To find where Birds Eye Steamfresh Protein Blends are sold near you, visit the Birds Eye website at www.birdseye.com or call them at 800-563-1786.