We have a new food/pharmacy shopping website in Canada called www.Well.ca and I noticed they had food items on there. I decided to check to see if they had any vegan products and I was pleasantly surprised they had some vegan and gluten free combined products. I purchased a few including this GoGo Quinoa Minestrone Soup to try and review.
Reading the label I noticed it contained only natural and some organic ingredients. It was also completely oil free, low in fat and low in sodium. I was pretty shocked, but thought this was an excellent choice for a prepared food item. It only contains vegetables, quinoa and seasonings. The package says it has 4 servings, but I think it’s more realistically 2 servings for a hearty meal.
Ingredients: Organic white rice and quinoa macaroni, organic white quinoa flakes, tomato powder, green peas, red beans, carrots, red peppers, onion flakes, paprika, parsley, organic onion powder, salt, organic garlic, and organic tumeric. – That’s it! No oil and no chemical flavorings.
It’s very easy to prepare, you just boil some water and add the contents and cook until the pasta is tender. This pasta tends to get overcooked quite quickly, so it is best eaten fresh. If you only want a half portion I would try dividing the whole package ingredients in half as it’s a little too overcooked if reheated.
The taste is much better than instant soup cups and other dehydrated camping meals I’ve tried. The only thing I didn’t like about it was that the peas never really softened and were still kind of hard and gritty they weren’t very good even after cooking for 15 minutes and letting sit for a few minutes.
For a healthy fast meal I would recommend it, especially since it contains only natural ingredients, it’s vegan, gluten free, oil-free and low in sodium.
If you purchase these items on www.Well.ca (in Canada) you can get free shipping on orders over $25. Otherwise you can order them directly from the company for a flat shipping free of $5 in Canada and $10 shipping in the USA. Check out GoGo Quinoa’s Website for more gluten free vegan items.
Just FYI. This is not a sponsored review. I receive absolutely no compensation from GoGo Quinoa, I just thought it was neat that they were creating oil free vegan and gluten free products which is uncommon.