February is heart healthy month, and --in case your New Year's resolution to eat better has fallen by the wayside--there's no better time to face the cold, hard facts. Sixty million Americans are suffering from some form of cardiovascular disease, and 34.5 million American adults have high cholesterol levels--nearly 12% of the population.
What's a person to do? Eating for a healthy heart means cutting down on foods high in dietary cholesterol and keep an eye on your portion sizes.
Individually sized Garden Lite Soufflés are the perfect place to start. Just pop them in the microwave or oven for the perfect mini-meal, healthy snack, or hearty side dish. At 180 calories or less, vegetarian and gluten free, they keep you full for hours and won't make you feeling guilty about your meal choice.
Available in eight veggie varieties (two of which are also vegan), they include delicious Butternut Squash, Broccoli, and Roasted Vegetable. The soufflés retail for about $3.49 - $3.99 and are available at Publix.
The folks at Garden Lites sent me a variety of their products to try out. I loved being able to pull a soufflé out of the freezer and pop it in the microwave for a super easy, super healthy lunch. I even decided to use them as a side dish one night for dinner. My kids decided that the Broccoli soufflé was their favorite. Yes, that is me beaming with pride that my children actually use the words "like" and "broccoli" in the same sentence 🙂
I also loved that one soufflé contains two full servings of veggies! It's a great way to get the healthy stuff in your family without spending hours in the kitchen.
How about a giveaway? Three I Heart Publix readers will win a selection of eight Garden Lites products.
Entry is simple! You just need to complete the task below! You can gain up to 2 bonus entries as well (just make sure that you leave one entry for each one — up to a total of 3 comments.) As a reminder, comments left on Facebook, Twitter or other posts will not be included. I will choose the winner on Monday, 3/5 at 11 pm.
- Leave a comment letting me know your favorite Garden Lites variety (or one you would like to try).
This giveaway is sponsored by the folks at Garden Lites. All comments and opinions are my own.