Thursday, April 24, 2014

Garden Lites Veggie Muffins Review

Dan and I recently received a complimentary sampler of five flavors of Veggie Muffins from the Garden Lites company based in Queens, New York. These muffins are not only gluten-free, but each muffin also contains 20% of one's daily recommended fiber requirement, so that was a big plus.

The muffins come frozen, so to heat them up we placed a couple in our microwave for a minute (your microwave may be less anemic than ours, so timing may vary) and then unwrapped them. Each of the flavors was delicious though we each had different favorites:

Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip - My favorite flavor. Tasted just like a slice of cake.

Carrot Berry: Dan's favorite flavor. He is a big carrot cake hound, so no surprise here.

Veggie Blueberry Oat: We both liked this one for its chewiness. The oats give it a lot of good texture. Another reassuring feature is that the ingredients list notes that certified gluten free oats are used. Oats can sometimes be cross-contaminated with gluten in their processing, so this was important to us.

Zucchini Chocolate: This was a very moist muffin, and with a little bit of frosting, you could call it a cupcake! This variety also contains 50% of one's daily Vitamin A allotment, so that was also a nice bonus.

Golden Corn: This was our least favorite of the flavors, but it was still tasty. We're just not big corn muffin fans and the other flavors had more vitamins, anyway, so why not go for more nutrition AND more tastiness, I say.

The company website says that these Veggie Muffins can be found at Target, Whole Foods, Price Chopper, and Walmart, so I will have to verify that when I'm out grocery shopping. The company also makes vegetable souffles and currently has a $1 off coupon which you can download at their website.

Overall, these muffins get two thumbs up from us. They are an easy way to get a quick vegetable and fiber boost to your day and are delicious and moist.

**Note: I received a complimentary sampler pack of five muffin varieties and a tote bag from the Garden Lites company, but as always, I was not obligated to post a review and my comments are completely my own. And Dan's.

1 comment:

Debra Eliotseats said...

I love the sound of these flavor combos. (Like you, corn not so much.). Might have to replicate some of these.