Meal kits, which have all the ingredients for a given night’s dinner, are gaining in popularity, especially among younger consumers who may not have very developed cooking skills. Several companies will deliver them to people’s home and now supermarkets are stocking their own versions. The idea may sound appealing, but beware and, as always, read the ingredient labels before buying any.
Doing that myself, I found what seemed like a relatively appealing kit — with pasta and tomatoes, was a salt bomb, containing 1,320 mgs of salt per serving or 2620 mgs in the entire package which is supposed to be two servings.
The Sunset You Make Me Hot! meal kit, available at Jewel in my area, says on the front that it contains tomatoes, pasta, spices and infused oil. So where’s the salt? I’m guessing in the spices.
I checked the company website but couldn’t find nutrition info for its other kits. I’m guessing there’s tons of salt in each of them.
I’ll be sticking to making my own pasta dishes for now. You can find low- and no-salt recipes for them on my recipe page.