It is becoming easier and easier these days to find products that are gluten free. What is nice is that now finding gluten free snacks is as easy as going to your local grocery, no longer only finding it in specialty stores. It makes me happy that I don’t have to make everything from scratch all the time if I want a muffin or pizza. Garden Lites is one of those brands that makes finding gluten free snacks that taste good a breeze.
I was sent some of the variations of Garden Lites and the one that really hit home for me was the Blueberry that has veggies inside. One of the biggest problems with making gluten free items from scratch is getting the texture and measurements just right. When you add in extras like fruit or veggies, it can throw the whole recipe off. Garden Lites has got it down. They are frozen muffins that you can reheat in the microwave for a quick gluten free snack.
I found that I had to heat it a bit differently than it calls for on the package since it left a slight wet spot on the top of the muffin. By taking it out of the package after the first 35 seconds of heating, and heating an addition 10-15 seconds the muffin was just how I like it. Almost like I just got them out of the oven. Now you may prefer it the way it calls for heating on the package, that is up to your preferences.
Let me just say that it doesn’t taste like a veggie filled muffin. My kids were big fans of the chocolate kind of course. And in that flavor the veggies are more hidden to the eye! Finding gluten free snacks that actually taste good can be quite a battle, but I was more than pleased with the Garden Lites.
The Garden Lites variety includes Garden Lites®Muffins, Garden Lites® Broccoli & Brown Rice Veggie Bites and Garden Lites® Superfood Veggie Cakes. And while you cannot see the vegetables at first glance you will be delightfully surprised to discover that each muffin contains fresh veggies such as fresh zucchini and fresh carrots as their first ingredients! As this photo shows, the amount of veggies in each muffin is incredible – and as all Garden Lites® foods.
Garden Lites® uses 125 tons of vegetables every year, since every Garden Lites food is veggie-rich, so it’s never been easier to get your kids hooked on veggies! But getting enough vegetables in your diet is daunting, and the Center for Disease Control reports only 1 in 10 Americans are eating enough vegetables and fruits every day! The incredible convenience of every Garden Lites® food means that it takes only 2-3 minutes to heat these veggie-rich and delicious muffins, bites and Superfood Veggie Cakes.
Garden Lites® Broccoli & Brown Rice Veggie Bites are the perfect “green” appetizer or snack for every day. With 6 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber, and 5 grams of whole grains per serving, you’ll savor this delicious and nutritious healthy snack. Every Garden Lites® Broccoli & Brown Rice Veggie Bite is fiber-rich and has only 130 calories for a serving of four. New Garden Lites® Broccoli & Brown Rice Veggie Bites are available at select retailers. The Bites come in a box of 12 with an SRP at $3.99. They can be found in the frozen section of stores nationwide, including: Publix and ShopRite.
Garden Lites® muffins are the perfect healthful breakfast, snack or desert for you and your family. Portable, packed with veggies, and totally delicious, it’s time to satisfy your sweet tooth with something that fills you up with fresh, authentic ingredients! With a variety of flavors like Blueberry Oat, Banana Chocolate Chip, or decadent Chocolate, “healthy” will be the last thing on your mind. Garden Lites® 2oz Muffins are made of 1/3 vegetables, low in calories, a good source of fiber, contain 5g Whole Grains and are Gluten, Dairy and Nut Free to boot. Every muffin is brimming with fresh vegetables and/or fruit, providing nature’s natural sweetener for your palate.
Finding gluten free snacks is now just a little easier with Garden Lites.