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Finding time to cook a full meal during the week isn’t always easy, but ordering takeout isn’t exactly a healthy alternative. That’s why brands like Tasty Bite, which offers a selection of easy to prepare Indian dishes, are a pantry must-have. Not only are Tasty Bite products made without preservatives, but the primarily vegan line only uses nutrient-rich vegetables and flavorful spices (many of which are grown on the company’s own farm in India) to deliver wholesome recipes you can feel good about. But what’s even more impressive about Tasty Bite is the brand’s desire to manufacture its products as sustainably as possible while ensuring the health and betterment of its own local community. Here’s how Tasty Bite can help you step away from the takeout menu and enjoy a satisfying, healthy meal.
The History of Tasty Bite
Tasty Bite got its start in 1995, launching with five, ready-to-eat, all-natural Indian meals. Now, over 20 years later, Tasty Bite offers more than 30 Indian, Asian, and rice products that can be easily enjoyed without shopping for tons of ingredients or slaving over the stove. Built on convenience and quality, every Tasty Bit product is natural, delicious, and simple to prepare.
Tasty Bite Company Mission
Tasty Bite’s brand mission is to be a socially responsible company that continues to draw a loyal consumer following by offering great value, great taste, and real convenience. The company works to do this through manufacturing and marketing natural and specialty foods in a knowledge-driven, energetic, and fun work environment, located near the city of Pune, in the rich agricultural region of Western India.
Benefits of Tasty Bite
With an in-house, 23-acre farm, Tasty Bite grows some of its own ingredients for its wide selection of ready-to-eat Indian dishes. In fact, the brand uses 75 vegetables, 75 spices, 42 grains, and 10 dry fruits for its products. Here are just a few more benefits you can expect from this wholesome and nourishing brand:
- Products are packaged in BPA-free pouches and sealed and sterilized in a retort oven to maintain freshness for over 18 months
- No artificial flavors, additives, or preservatives are used in any products
- 80% of the energy used to make a pouch of Tasty Bite comes from renewable sources
- The Tasty Bite farm employs unique rainwater harvesting techniques to recharge the groundwater in the area/li>
- The brand’s primary focus is on education and disaster relief
- Tasty Bite has established a scholarship fund for the children of its factory workers, donated funds to create a science lab at a local school, and offered continued support to adult literacy programs in its community
Top Tasty Bite Products
Make weeknight cooking a breeze with these brand essentials.
Potatoes and chickpeas are a match made in vegan recipe heaven, especially when slow-cooked in savory tomato sauce and a selection of vibrant spices like ginger, coriander, cuman, and chilies.
Eggplant is braised in tomato and onion sauce and hit with a kick of Punjabi seasoning for a slightly sweet, slightly fiery vegan dish. Pair it with naan or enjoy over rice for a simple and satisfying midweek meal.
A time-honored Indian recipe, this plant-based favorite brings together soft lentils and red kidney beans and slowly cooks them in tomato sauce, onions, and a handful of warming spices. Try it in soup, chili, or served over rice.
Recipes Featuring Exotic Spices
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Coconut Chicken Curry
Ginger, turmeric, and a touch of cinnamon combine with comforting coconut broth for this perfectly balanced, paleo-friendly chicken curry. Serve over wilted spinach for a hearty and satisfying meal.
Yellow Curry with Rainbow Veggies
This bright and zesty vegetable curry isn’t just beautiful to look at. It’s brimming with rich flavor thanks to an assortment of spices, including turmeric, coriander, and cumin, along with green curry paste and creamy coconut milk.
Red Lentil Soup
All you need is a blender to whip together this velvety smooth lentil soup, made with organic red split lentils, carrots, tomato paste, chopped onions, garlic, vegetable broth, and lemon juice.