Calorie Bargains / August 16, 2012

Calorie Bargain: Birds Eye Steamfresh Veggies

By Charles Platkin, PhD

Calorie Bargain: Birds Eye Steamfresh Veggies

The Why: What a great food-packaging idea. You simply take the frozen veggies out of the freezer, put the unopened bag in the microwave for four to five minutes and you’re done. Wow, it’s that simple; you have steamed . And they’re great. Vegetables are very filling and extremely low in . Steaming is a method of preparing vegetables. There is no need for oil, which means no added fat or calories.

The Health Bonus: Get your daily dose of veggies loaded with antioxidants.

What We Liked Best: It makes eating vegetables and preparing healthy meals so much easier. Our two favorites are the Broccoli, Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas & Water Chestnuts and the Asparagus, Gold & White Corn, Baby Carrots.

What We Liked Least: Almost all of the versions are just vegetables flash frozen, nothing else. However, the four Specially Seasoned varieties are not all-natural (and they’re not listed below as part of the offerings). For instance, Asian Medley has added sugar.

The Price: Approximately $2.20 per 12-ounce bag.

Offerings: Broccoli Cuts; Super Sweet Corn; Sweet Peas; Cut Green Beans; Mixed Vegetables; Sweet Mini Corn on the Cob; Broccoli, Cauliflower & Carrots; Broccoli, Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas & Water Chestnuts; Broccoli & Cauliflower; Asparagus, Gold & White Corn, Baby Carrots; Broccoli Florets; Baby Brussels Sprouts; Whole Green Beans.

Web Site: www.birdseyefoods.com/birdseye/steamfresh.

Where to Buy: Local grocery store, frozen food aisle.

Ingredients: Just vegetables.

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving: (Broccoli, Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas & Water Chestnuts ) 3/4 cup

35 calories

0g fat

6g carbs

1g protein

2g fiber

25mg sodium


Tags:  Calories Healthy vegetables




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