Green Giant

Pop one into the microwave, and you can have a healthy meal in minutes.

Jaime Milan
December 04, 2018

Green Giant has been heavy into healthy convenience lately. First, they came out with four types of pre-spiralized veggies. Then they released their version of cauliflower pizza crusts. And now they’re changing the game with four brand new items—Harvest Protein Bowls.

The bowls have no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Each one contains fewer than 300 calories, less than 5g of fat, and less than 3g sat fat. The only thing that’s relatively high is the sodium (around 500 mg), which our nutritionist Brierley Horton, MS, RD, says, “is not that bad."

Horton says, "For most people, that's only 22% of their daily limit and they'll have ample room for sodium in other meals and snacks. Even if you're restricting your sodium to 1500mg a day, this will only eat up a third of that."

There are four types of bowls: The Southwestern Style has grains, beans, corn, peppers, tomatoes, onions, and garlic, lightly dressed with lime and dash of cumin. There's also an Asian Style, made with "ancient grains," (quinoa and wheat berries) edamame, red peppers, carrots, baby corn, snap peas, and a light teriyaki glaze. Or you can grab a California Style, which is made up of quinoa, lentils, edamame, corn, grilled peppers, peas, kale, and a light lemon and herb sauce. And lastly, there’s the Italian Style bowl, with a mix of “wheat berries, lentils, tomatoes, broccoli, eggplant, peppers, all lightly seasoned with a parmesan and herb sauce.”

All of Green Giant’s new bowls are vegetarian and each packs between 12-15g of protein from plant-based sources such as quinoa and edamame. Each also has 8-15g of fiber, which is pretty dang impressive for a freezer meal.

You can also add extra veggies, scrambled eggs, or your choice of lean protein to bulk up the meal. You can find them in the freezer aisle of your local grocery store—Green Giant has a convenient store locator here.

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