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Garden Lites®, the delicious vegetable company and the leader in unique veggie-rich foods, helps kids and parents get more veggies into their diet. In fact, vegetables are the primary ingredient in all of their items. They are also made with only clean/simple ingredients, Gluten Free, non-GMO certified, nut free and kosher. This has led to an expanded product line and true game changer of innovation in the frozen food category. The product line is perfect for a quick or on the go breakfast, in the lunchbox, as an after school snack or desert. And, since it’s the dog days of summer, it’s also just right for camp, picnics, the pool or beach!
Garden Lites products can be found nationwide, including distribution in Costco, Kroger, Meijer, Target, Shop Rite, Publix, Stop & Shop, Giant, HEB, Ralph’s, Fry’s, Whole Foods, and many more retailers. The line also has the prestigiousGood Housekeeping Nutrition Seal of Approval, which is the first health-conscious, lifestyle-aware seal in the food and beverage industry.
The new and expanded products include:
Garden Lites® line of muffins include some the brands best sellers. The Chocolate Muffin’s first two ingredients are zucchini and carrots and are 33% veggies. Heat in the microwave OR just let them thaw, to enjoy a decadent experience for only 120 calories.Garden Lites muffins come in a package of 6 muffins, for an SRP of $4.99. They are also available in other great flavors including Blueberry Oat, Banana Chocolate Chip and Carrot Berry.
Garden Lites® Superfood Veggie Cakes, launched only 2 years ago, are already the best-selling item in the company’s portfolios.Experts agree that superfoods are incredibly good for you and Garden Lites Superfood Veggie Cakes are packed with nutrient-rich superfood veggies like kale and cauliflower. Each veggie cake is packed with veggies, gluten free, non-gmo and nutritionally smart. They make a great breakfast, snack or side dish, and have an SRP of $4.99 for 6. They are available in both frozen nationally.
About Garden Lites®:
Garden Lites ® is a Classic Cooking, LLC brand based in Avenel and Rahway, NJ that produces delicious vegetable snack foods. Since 2008, Garden Lites has raised the bar in healthy foods by delivering full flavor that’s also veggie rich. Garden Lites has the Good Housekeeping Nutrition Seal of Approval and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Cooking Light -The Healthiest Frozen Foods in the Supermarket: Breakfast; Grocery Headquarters Trailblazer Award; Parents Magazine 25 Best Frozen Food for Families – Gluten Free Digest Chocolate Muffins; Pioneers of Better For You: Refrigerated and Frozen Foods and Runner’s World Editor’s Pick.
Although my intentions are good, I often skip out on eating healthy because of the time and effort it takes to prepare nutritious meals. It is so much easier to just pop a frozen meal into the microwave. What I need is a super-easy way to get the benefits of superfoods.
Leap Organic Smoothies is my latest obsession with its new instant smoothie bowl powders, made from organic fruits, veggies and plant proteins. Just open a pouch, blend/shake/stir into yogurt, nut milk or water and in less than a minute you’re getting the benefits of superfoods like kale, goji berries and spirulina. It’s a full day’s worth of nutrition, deliciously and conveniently delivered.
The smoothie powders come in individual packets so they’re perfect to keep handy in a purse or desk drawer at work. Leap Organic Smoothies come in three flavors – Red Power, Green Revive, and Blue Zeal.
I was given the chance to review samples of Leap Organics best selling products. (Shown below)
I was sent three smoothie powders and three instant smoothie bowl packets. Both the smoothies and smoothie bowls came in the same three flavors — Green Revive, Blue Zeal, and Red Power.
Each packet contains at least four servings of fruit and vegetables. The powders are made with organic whole foods. All of the ingredients are 100% real foods. There are no fillers, additives or preservatives. Complete nutrition for your body, and absolutely delicious. I mix up a smoothie for breakfast each morning. I blend my Leap Smoothie powder with ice, an organic banana, blueberries and strawberries. It is delicious!
Leap Organic Smoothies are organic, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, kosher and contain no GMO’s.
More at: https://leapsmoothies.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
I hadn't thought much about natural power foods before. I got in touch with NAVITAS Naturals and they sent me a couple of their products to try out and a booklet called, 'Power Foods for the Modern Lifestyle.'
I had certainly never tried Organic Sweet Raw Cacao Nibs before. They are bits of the cacao bean which is used to make chocolate, but in its natural form. The cacao bean itself is a tad bitter, but these cacao bits are processed with chocolate liquor sweetened with cane sugar, so they taste great. The significance of nibbling on Organic Sweet Raw Cacao Nibs is that they are very high in anti-oxidants and Magnesium. This company also sent me a Cacao lip balm which feels wonderfull on my lips. This buttery lip moisturizer is made from the pure, cold-pressed oil of the cacao bean, along with a rich mixture of nature’s most skin-friendly oils . It was fun and interesting to have been able to try these products. I learned some interesting facts about natural power foods.
I learned that Cacao is a tremendously beneficial superfood, containing a wide spectrum of minerals and phytonutrients.
Here is a little more on natural foods:
Superfoods - Pure and Simple
from their website:
Our food philosophy is simple: Nutrient rich whole foods are best produced using organic agricultural methods with minimal processing. Focusing on both food safety and nutrition, we handle our premium superfoods with care. This includes third party testing for all our products. Our facility is Organic, Kosher and GMP/HACCP Certified. In addition, we utilize methods such as freeze-drying and low temperature processing to ensure maximum nutrition and safety.