Product Description: Bagged mix of fresh cauliflower, carrots and broccoli from the Eat Smart brand. The vegetables can be steamed right in the bag using your microwave oven. I purchased this product a few days ago for $1.50 while shopping at one of our local grocery stores. I ended up making the vegetables as a side dish that night.
Review of Eat Smart Vegetable Medley
I purchased this a few days ago to go with dinner. Read to find out if it was worth my money.
My wife wanted us to make more of an effort to eat fresh fruits and vegetables (sort of a pseudo detox diet) and, since I really have no complaints about doing that, I have been trying to do my part whenever I go grocery shopping.
This was the case a few days ago when I was looking for a side dish to go with some pork ribs I was making for dinner and, while in the produce section of one of our local grocery stores, saw the Eat Smart products were on sale for just $1.50 each. I ended up picking out their Vegetable Medley and, overall, thought it was a good purchase.
One of the things that attracted to me to this product, other than the price, was the fact I could make the vegetables right in the bag. I see that all the time in the freezer section. But, there aren't many out there that offer that with fresh vegetables.
I took advantage of this when I made the vegetables and thought it worked wonderfully. All I had to do was puncture the bag and cook the vegetables in the microwave. It was easy and convenient. Plus, the vegetables turned out exactly as I was hoping they would. They were cooked but still crispy. And, that's not something I can typically say about frozen vegetables.
As far as taste goes, they were what I was expecting. I won't say the fresh vegetable tasted any better than their frozen counterparts. But, it didn't hurt. And, again, the crispy texture did make them better.
I was also impressed with how filling the medley was. The bag was a bit small and, for a while, I wondered if I should have purchased two of them. However, the vegetables proved to be more than enough, at least as a side dish. In fact, I probably would recommend them as a light lunch as a result of that.
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This was a nice, fresh and affordable side dish option that we truly enjoyed. I have already been to the produce section picking out other varieties of the Eat Smart brand and would recommend looking for this product at your grocery store.
My Grade: A
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