One of the most important things I did to get healthy last year was to eliminate meat from my diet. Becoming a vegetarian wasn’t something I had intended to do…it seemed incredibly difficult and I remember how much I struggled to eliminate all animal products from my diet when I was nursing my daughter. But if I’m honest with myself, I never really enjoyed eating meat, and in the months before completely cutting it from my diet, I found myself eating less and less of it. But how would I get enough protein? Would I be able to get all of the nutrients my body needs from a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, dairy, and eggs? How would I handle family meals, given the fact that I didn’t necessarily want to impose that type of diet on my husband and children?
Interestingly enough, it was easier than I expected. I talked to a ton of people who subscribe to a vegetarian or a vegan diet, Googled like crazy, and spoke with my physician. One year later, I’m down 10 pounds and my cholesterol and diabetes profile look better than they have in a long time. I’m getting all of the nutrients I need and I’m neither hungry (like I thought I would be) nor tired.
As I started doing the research to replace meat with other sources of protein, I found that lunches were the most difficult meals for me. Very often, I would go out to our local natural foods market for a prepared vegetarian meal that I could eat on the run. Had I known about Garden Lites’ All Natural, Gluten Free Vegetarian Souffles, lunches would have been so much easier.
I’m not traditionally a fan of frozen meals, so I was surprised to find that I really enjoyed these souffles, which are minimally processed and have a highly favorable nutrition profile. Every ingredient is natural, made with foods we have in our kitchen and each meal packs in 2 servings of vegetables. At under 200 calories, you don’t have to feel like you’re sacrificing your health and weight management goals for convenience.
At present, there are 11 different varieties of souffles, each made with fresh vegetables. Many of the souffles are dairy-free and all are made in a nut-free facility. Each meal comes frozen and can be prepared in 5 minutes using the microwave or heated in a conventional oven.
I had the opportunity to try three of their most popular flavors: Zucchini, Roasted Vegetable, and Butternut Squash. I enjoyed all three flavors individually, but found the Roasted Vegetable to be my favorite. This variety contains 11 different vegetable,s roasted and whipped into a souffle with a variety of spices. For those who enjoy more of an ethnic dish, I recommend trying the Southwestern Souffle. I’m aiming to pick up the Pizza Souffle for my kids!
Garden Lites Souffles are now available in the freezer section of your local Walmart.