Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Giveaway

Now that I'm married, I feel like I should be Mrs. Suzy Homemaker, cooking elaborate homemade nutritious meals every night. In theory, that would be great. In actuality, I'm pretty dang busy. Most nights, I don't get home until well after 6. If I do get home before 6, I usually have a 7:30 fitness class to get to. It just isn't feasible to make "from scratch" meals every night.

Enter Green Giant. When they offered to let me try their frozen vegetables via My BlogSpark, I jumped at the chance! They sent me an exciting prize pack complete with frozen broccoli and cheese.

The verdict: not bad. If I made homemade lowfat broccoli and cheese on my own, it would probably take hours. This microwaved in 7 minutes, the nutrition stats were good and it was an actual vegetable. In fact, I served it with turkey cheddar sausages grilled on my George Foreman, baked tater tots (for the hubby), and the broccoli. I had dinner on the table in 20 minutes, which was great because I only had an hour
between work and my fitness class.

I need to remember these healthy convenience foods when I'm planning my meals. Maybe I can aim for whole foods 4 days a week.

Your Turn

Want a chance to sample some frozen vegetable yumminess on your own? (Along with a nifty
serving dish, serving spoon, insulated tote and pedometer.) Simply leave a comment with your favorite vegetable by 7 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, February 13. On February 14, I'll randomly select a winner so be sure to check back!



11 comments:

eljabomo said...

My favorite is the potato. I also love mushrooms, green beans, broccoli, corn, lima beans and tomatoes.

Anonymous said...

My favorite vegetable is asparagus. Esepcially when it's slathered in mascarpone, wrapped in proscuitto and grilled. It's delicious.

Anonymous said...

I'm a big fan of medleys - broccoli & cauliflower, carrots and peas, red skinned potatoes and sugar snap peas.

Christine said...

I love roasted broccoli!

Shannon said...

I love potato, corn, broccoli and cauliflower with cheese. I have been trying to find new ways to incorporate different veggies in our meals for the kids!

Zach D said...

I like celery because it is like a grasshopper!!

CaseyU said...

My favorite vegetable is spinach, as in a spinach salad. I try to eat atleast 3 cups a day when on Weight Watchers.

JamieSmith said...

My favorite vegetable would have to be potatoes. So many ways to cook them, you can't go wrong.

DanU said...

I just like corn on the cob, with butter and salt.

Cathy said...

My favorite vegetable would be broccoli and cheese. I also like lettuce, corn, and butternut squash.

Anonymous said...

I like sweet potatoes. Add butter and sugar and cinnamon and I'm extra happy.