Green Giant is now in the snack aisle with their vegetable based chips. A few weeks ago, I tried the Green Giant Multigrain Sweet Potato Chips, but they also sent me a sample of Green Giant Roasted Veggie Zesty Cheddar Tortilla Chips, which I recently tried.
Green Giant is known to me for their boxed and bagged vegetables, but it looks like they're branching out into snack territory with Green Giant Multigrain Sweet Potato Chips with Sea Salt.
I keep my freezer stocked with various frozen vegetables for those days times when I run out of fresh veggies. We already have quite a few reviews of Green Giant Vegetables, so I decided to a new variety, Green Giant Immunity Blend.
This mix has broccoli florets, julienne carrots and red and yellow sweet pepper strips in a garlic-herb infused extra virgin olive oil seasoning. Once I removed the bag from the box and microwaved/ steamed in the bag, one thing was clear - there was a lot of sauce. I followed the package directions and everything came out beautifully, it was tasty, crunchy and the seasoning does add some ... oomph! But there was a little too much of that oil, buttery stuff, which made it seem less nutritious than it really was.
A box contains 2 servings, each of which provides only 50 calories, 3 grams of total fat (5% of the daily value), no saturated fat, 5% of the DV for sodium, 8% of the DV for fiber, 3 grams of sugars and 1 gram of protein.
I'm a big fan of the Green Giant line of frozen vegetables. I like how they put some thought into the mix of vegetables in order to optimize their healthy benefits. Recently, I tried the Green Giant Immunity Boost, named for the high amounts of vitamins A and C for a healthy immune system.
This is described on the packaging as having, "Broccoli Florets, Julienne Carrots and Red and Yellow Sweet Pepper Strips In A Garlic-Herb Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil Seasoning." I can vouch for the fact that all the described veggies were present and accounted for - is there anything worse than seeing 2 pieces of something that was featured prominently on the packaging?! The texture was firm, no soggyness here and the garlic-herb olive oil seasoning really enhanced the taste, proving that less is more.
Green Giant Simply Steam Garden Vegetable Medley has sugar snap peas, roasted potatoes, red peppers & garden herbs, and since the photo on.the box looked so inviting, I decided to try it.
Just like the other Green Giant Simply Steam varietes reviewed (like the Green Giant Simply Steam Healthy Weight Vegetable Medley and Green Giant Simply Steam Baby Vegetable Medley), this one was delicious. The steaming bag is easy to manipulate and facilitates quick prep and clean-up. The vegetable medley turned out nicely - not too soft - and I enjoyed the garlic and parsley seasoning but could have done without the viscous margarine base. Overall, though, it was a pleasant eating experience.
As a big time veggie girl, I am a fan of pumping up the volume of any meal with low cal, high volume veggies. Even though fresh is the best option, living in the north limits that from time to time, therefore, I diligently pick up a bag or two of frozen veggies each week at the supermarket to toss into meals. I've never been a fan of high calorie veggies in sauce (visions of cheesy broccoli casserole still haunt me from my childhood) so I decided to try out the Green Giant Simply Steam Baby Vegetable Medley, which was described as being infused in a "light sauce".
I decided to try this meal starter over brown rice with some roasted chicken on the side. It was divine! The light sauce that coated the sugar snap peas, cauliflower and baby carrots gave both the rice and chicken flavor with no additional seasonings needed. In my opinion, it was the perfect, quick, healthy and filling meal ... as I was able to cook the chicken and rice on the stove while the veggies were steaming in the microwave (which took less than 10 minutes for everything).