I haven’t meandered through the grocery store in months due to being pregnant (couldn’t stomach it) and having a newborn (enough said), but this week I got the chance. While there I ran across a product in the frozen veggie aisle. It was the Green Giant, Healthy Weight vegetable blend. Now, for all I know this has been out for months, but it’s the first time I’ve seen it! Anyway, seeing that I’m carrying some extra baby weight my interest was piqued. Plus, whenever my husband is out of town I’m always looking for no-cook, healthy, single-serve meals. The package claim was “diets rich in foods naturally containing fiber can help you maintain a healthier body weight”. Well, yes that is true but is this fiber-full veggie blend good enough to eat? The Healthy Weight veggies had sugar snap peas, carrots, edamame and black beans in a light butter sauce. The Nutrition Facts said 90 calories for 2/3 of a cup with 5 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber – that’s pretty good!
Since I decided to have it as my dinner I went for the whole box for 180 calories, 10 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber. Not to mention – 60% of my Vitamin A, 8% Calcium, 12% Iron and 20% of my Vitamin C for the day. I paired it with 1 cup of Minute Brown Rice and I had dinner in under 10 minutes.
It wasn’t the tastiest dinner ever but it certainly hit the spot and filled me up – a lot! I think I actually ate too much (didn’t practice the “Apple Test”) so it is definitely filling. After working and being home alone with an infant the Healthy Weight frozen veggies from Green Giant hit the spot. I’m sure I could have dressed it up a bit by adding some onion and garlic or half and half and pasta for creamy tossed pasta, but there’s a possibility that I would have been asleep before it was done!