I interrupt my regularly posted Taste Tests to bring you a brand new dish called “Get Into My Food Trap!” No foods of pure nastiness shall be discussed right now – only the good ‘n tasty stuff that I’ve been chewing on behind closed doors. And now it’s time you knew about it:
Silver Palate Grain Berry Flakes: If you’re thinking bran cereal is only for the geriatric community with their grandma underpants, dentures and walking canes, go on and think again. There’s no actual berries in this bowl of bran, but the flavor makes up for any type of dehydrated fruit you thought would be included. The flakes are delicate, yet pack a crazy punch of crunch with lovely taste. Grain Berry Bran Flakes have so much swag, you’ll race to snag that last bit of milk for another bowl before your hungry family has a chance to wake up and scrape the crust outta there eyes. They snooze, they loose. They can eat a frozen waffle puck. Or a boiled egg or something.
Calories: 120 for 3/4 cup, Sodium: 180mg, Carbs: 24g, Fiber: 5g, Sugars: 5g, Protein: 6g
Green Giant Broccoli & Cheese Sauce Steamers: I had to read the back of the bag 3 times, because I couldn’t believe the directions were that simple. But, yep, it’s really easy. Just pop the entire bag into the microwave (no stabbing of the bag for venting is required). I cooked the package for 6 minutes, tore it open and ate the whole thing (damn right, I did). I don’t care that the package contains 3 servings. At 45 calories per serving, my stomachs can afford to accommodate all that
greediness goodness. There were plenty of broccoli trees (not just a bunch of end-butt pieces like in other frozen broccoli packages). And I’m so glad the cheesiness was not over the top – just the right amount with no excessive globs of cheesy to calorically challenge the booty, thighs and cankles. Check out Green Giant product page for a breakdown of all the Steamers varieties. I’ll be eating more tomorrow.
Calories: 45 per 1/2 cup, Sodium: 200mg, Carbs: 7g, Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 3g, Protein: 6g
Veggie Patch Broccoli Bites with Cheese: Anytime a bacon-toting, carnivorous manly-man (my husband) asks you to throw some more broccoli bites into the oven, you know you’re onto something delicious. It looks like a chicken nugget, but a wee bit larger. Although the cheesiness is an afterthought (you can barely tell it’s in there) these hearty Bites taste great anyway. The breading looks extremely fresh, especially considering you don’t pick these up in the frozen aisle – go snag them out of produce. Husband wanted more. So did I. You can even get fancy and take the Bites to work for microwaving. If you are a fancy person, please give yourself 5,000 bonus points right this very second.
Calories: 160 for 4-pieces, Sodium: 400mg, Carbs: 18g, Fiber: 2g, Sugars, 2g, Protein: 6g
So there ya have it. My latest finds that deserve to get in my food trap over and over again. Try one or try ’em all. You won’t be disappointed.