Saturday, April 19, 2008

Product Review: Green Giant Healthy Weight Vegetables

I found these in the frozen food section at Krogers... I had a coupon for $2 off of $10 in frozen food (one of those discount card generated coupons from the store's Kroger Plus system). So, I'm walking along the rows of frozen food cases looking for something new to try and I spot these. Green Giant Healthy Weight Vegetable Mix. It is a mixture of black beans, shelled edamame, carrots, and sugar snap peas in a very light butter sauce. It is delish! The box says, "Healthy Weight--diets rich in foods naturally containing fiber can help you maintain a healthier body weight."

Apparently, they are part of a new line from the Giant... From their site:

NEW! Healthy Weight, Immunity Boost, and Healthy Vision

Now Green Giant offers you a delicious way to meet your health goals - Healthy Weight, Immunity Boost, and Healthy Vision. Each is a variety of premium all natural vegetables uniquely blended and lightly tossed with a great tasting sauce to provide you with specific nutrients to help you feel your best:


Healthy Weight - Diets rich in foods naturally containing fiber can help you maintain a healthier body weight.

  • Sliced carrots, sugar snap peas, black beans and edamame lightly tossed with butter sauce.
Immunity Boost - Naturally rich in antioxidants vitamins A & C to help support a healthy immune system.
  • Broccoli florets, julienne carrots and red and yellow sweet pepper strips in a garlic-herb infused extra virgin olive oil seasoning.
Healthy Vision - with natural antioxidants luetin & vitamin A to help support eye health.
  • Sliced carrots, zucchini quarters, and sliced green beans lightly tossed with rosemary butter sauce.
Conveniently frozen to lock in nutrients and easy to prepare. Simply steam in the microwave for 3 minutes for a fresh, crisp, and deliciously wholesome side dish or snack that will help you meet your health goals.

The Nutrition Facts:
These measure up pretty well! A 2/3 cup (cooked) serving is only 90 calories and has 5 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein! Only 14 total carbs and lots of taste... These make a tasty side dish for dinner or even a great snack option. Ease of preparation is nice. I set the frozen packet in a bowl and microwaved it for 4 minutes. Then, you just split the packet open and dump it into a dish. Bing, bang, boom! How easy was that? LOL 90 calories, 9 net carbs, and 5 grams of protein... Can't ask for a more WLS friendly side dish!

Ingredients: Carrots, sugar snap peas, cooked black beans (water, black beans) and shelled edamama (soybeans) in a sauce containing water, enzyme modified butter, salt, modified corn starch.

How's it look to you?

Product Name: Green Giant Healthy Weight Veggies

Product Type (meal replacement, protein bar, snack, etc): snack, side dish

Where Can I Get/Find It? most grocers in the frozen food section

Cost: $2.00

Pros: tasty, good fiber content, low calorie, low fat, fair amount of protein with reasonable total carbs

Cons: I can't really think of any!

Overall Rating: Yeah Baby! This veggie mix makes a very tasty addition to a meal and would make an awesome snack too. It has a very light butter flavor but not an actual "sauce" to it. I'll definitely buy more of this one!

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