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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ho, Ho, Ho Green Giant: Valley Fresh Steamers fit for a kid

 Valley Fresh Steamer - Macaroni and Cheese Sauce with Broccoli
Who don't like pasta! In my house it's like this: Mac and Cheese for my husband and Alfredo for me. We both love it and could easily eat it a couple times a week.

I love to cook and my kids (although they're grown) love when I make my homemade macaroni and cheese. I don't make it too often, not because I don't enjoy making it or that it's difficult, but because it's loaded with fat and calories.

After preparing one of my favorites - BBQ boneless center cut pork chops in the pressure cooker, I prepared the Macaroni and Cheese Sauce with Broccoli Steamer - which literally took minutes!

I cooked it according to the directions and it was perfect! Very easy to prepare, just simply put it in the microwave and cook on high for six minutes. The pasta came out just like we like it - tender without being too soft.

The broccoli was firm and had a very fresh flavor, the cheese sauce thickened up right from the microwave and had a very cheesie flavor. The 12 ounce package was the perfect size for the two of us. At only 250 calories for the entire package and low in fat, this was the perfect side for dinner.

Valley Fresh Steamer - Pasta and Vegetables with Alfredo Sauce
After enjoying the Macaroni and Cheese Sauce with Broccoli so much, I looked forward to trying the Pasta and Vegetables with Alfredo Sauce.
Again, no disappointment here. The pasta was tender and firm, the vegetables very fresh and the Alfredo sauce was light and creamy and had a nice rich flavor.

Pop this in your microwave and in a matter of 7 minutes it's ready. The directions say to cook 4-7 minutes so I cooked it the entire 7 minutes and it came out perfect.
At only 160 calories per serving, this is another great side dish to any meal.

If you have children, you know how much they love pasta and most all kids will eat macaroni and cheese at anytime - even us big kids.

Both of these Green Giant Steamer side dishes will surely appease even the finickiest kids. Both are low in fat and calories and add a good source of protein in each serving.

So whether you're looking for something to go with those chicken nuggets for dinner or as a quick stand-alone lunch, you can't go wrong with these classics.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you found it both informative and delicious!
Until next time......VA

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