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Review: Garden Lites


I love it when I find something healthy and yummy that makes a great lunch item – especially on the go.  Recently, I had the opportunity to try Garden Lites, a Gluten Free, Vegetarian, and All Natural product.  They are  produced in Nut Free Facility.

They come frozen and heat up in the microwave in under 5 minutes, or you can be bake them in the oven. I tried them both ways.  I took one to work and heated it as directed on the box – in the microwave.  It was ready super quick {which is important being a teacher who has VERY limited time to eat!}.  I though they were really good but decided to give them a try in the oven.  Generally, most frozen foods are better when prepared in the oven over the microwave.

So, this week I tried them again with my kiddos.  I put a couple in the oven together and we tried them.  I like the way the oven gave them a crispy crust on top – but other than that I couldn’t tell much difference in their taste when prepared in the microwave versus preparing them in the oven.

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The butternut squash souffle was, by far, my kids and husbands favorite of all three.  I like the zucchini souffle.

Each souffle contains 2 full servings of vegetables and is 200 calories or less for the entire dish – which make these a great option for those of us who are trying to watch our weight and eat more veggies!  {Score!}.  Garden Lites Vegetable Souffles are a delicious and convenient way to get the veggies you need and the taste you want while juggling a busy lifestyle.

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They make a great quick lunch at home or on the go – but are especially great for brown baggers {like me} that like to mix it up and have things on hand when there aren’t leftovers!   But, they also make a great side dish for dinner with the fam.  Cook some grilled chicken, heat one of these babies up and viola!  Dinner in an instant that you can feel good about giving your kiddos on a busy weeknight. ;)

This is a sponsored post. I’m a participant in the Walmart Moms Program. Walmart has provided me with compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. Participation in this program is voluntary and the opinions stated above are entirely my own.

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  1. Gina Turley says:

    Thanks for an update on these. I keep eyeballing them in the store and have been hesitant about trying them for my 15 month old because they are so pricy. But like you, I’m trying to get veggies down the kid whenever I can!
    I’ll give them a try now!

  2. I am having trouble finding these at stores in San Diego. Costco used to sell the blueberry zucchini muffins, but no longer. I looked on their website and found some stores that sell locally, but they were not in the stores. Unfortunately San Diego is off the beaten path sometimes for products readily available elsewhere, and maybe that is the case with this line.

  3. Gretchen Toshach says:

    Just tried the Spinach Souffle. I think an intravenus feeding would have had more flavor.

  4. Jennifer Howard says:

    I just tried the zucchini soufflé this evening and I can’t possibly imagine what there is to like about it. I love zucchini and am a huge fan of all sorts of healthy foods that most people dislike, but this soufflé was awful! The texture was fine I suppose, but the flavor was disgusting which is something I rarely say about dishes like this.

  5. Love the garden lites roasted vegetable soufflé and blueberry muffins but can only find them occasionally at Gelson’s and I am unwilling to sacrifice my first-born to purchase them there. Target in Ventura County no longer carries them or Costco and Wal Mart is supposed to, but no luck there either. Help?

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