Jan 28, 2014

Review & GIVEAWAY - Garden Lites Veggie Muffins

Garden Lites has an exciting new line of healthy foods that I had the pleasure to review recently! While I really enjoyed their souffles, I'm really more of a sweets girl. The new Garden Lites Veggie Muffins are perfect for those of us whose sweet teeth are numerous, but who still want food that makes us feel good from the inside out - like veggies!

I love veggies plain, cooked, raw, steamed, baked, roasted, sauteed, and whatever else. But when you want a sweet baked good, even the most delicious bowl of roasted brussel sprouts (is it weird that I love them?) won't do the trick.

And when you want a delicious baked good, you probably don't want the veggie flavor in there at all - so how do Garden Lites Veggie Muffins stand up to the taste test?

 They certainly have a more impressive nutritional profile than standard muffins.

They're a good size - not particularly large, like the huge ones at cafes, but they're not smaller than the usual freezer muffins and they're a very good size. It's also convenient that they're individually wrapped in little plastic packets, so you could theoretically take a frozen one to work or school and let it thaw out over the day, until you want to eat it.

There are five scrumptious varieties, available in the freezer section of a variety of grocery stores (check out their store locator online).

Veggie Blueberry Oat

Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip

Zucchini Chocolate

Carrot Berry

Golden Corn

All five were absolutely delicious, though my favorite was (unsurprisingly) the decadent Zucchini Chocolate Veggie Muffin, studded with smooth chocolate chips that melted into pure chocolate heaven in the microwave. So of course I enjoyed those.

But I was pleasantly surprised to really enjoy the Golden Corn Veggie Muffins!

They're also very moist and flavorful and the perfect amount of sweet. The texture is definitely cake-y and the small kernels of corn throughout are a pleasant textural addition.

These were fluffier/taller muffins than the Carrot Berry muffins or Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip muffins, but those were great, too.

Another pleasant surprise was the Carrot Berry variety.

The muffins tasted like a very moist carrot cake, though I found they could stand a bit more carrot flavor and to be perhaps be a little less sweet. The little bits of berry were a fun texture and color addition, though they didn't add very much for flavor. I think they might have been blueberries, possible blackberries?

All varieties were delicious and one lucky reader will get to try all five varieties, as well!

Enter the sweepstakes through Rafflecopter, below, by February 11 for your chance to win the same mixed pack of Veggie Muffins!

Good Luck!


  1. Wow, what a fantastic prize!!!! I would love the chance to win!!!!! I love them, please consider me!!!! I am vegan, so there are not too many options or prizes I can actually win!

    vegan gal seventy two at Hotmail dot com

  2. What stores in Connecticut carry them?

    Thank you,


    1. Go to their website and use the store locator tool to find a store near you!

  3. The muffins are yummy

  4. Not sure how to enter the sweepstakes, I don't see a link. But I love these muffins! I've tried the Banana Chocolate Chip, the Zucchini Chocolate Chip and the Blueberry Oats. All 3 of them are sooo good. I would love to try the others. Costco only sells one flavor at a time, and they haven't sold the other ones yet.

  5. Loved the reviews! I have only ever tried the carrot berry, my daughter loves them so much. I pack one in her lunchbox for school. By the time lunch time arrives, it is completely thawed out. Have you tried the veggie souffl├ęs?

    1. Yes! My review is here: http://living-learning-eating.blogspot.com/2012/08/30-day-blogger-challenge-catch-up-and.html

  6. Where do I enter?! :) I don't see the Rafflecopter link anywhere.

  7. I would love to try these. I've only been able to find one variety in my local store... but I can't seem to find the link to enter the giveaway. :-( What am I doing wrong?

  8. I would love to take these to work. How convenient and delicious they must be.
    twinkle at optonline dot net


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