Gluten free goodies are hit or miss. Sometimes you try a gluten free muffin that’s as heavy as a hockey puck and wonder: “Is this the only option I have for muffin glory?” For people with gluten sensitivities or, even more serious, those with Celiac disease, the need for gluten free options is real. But do we want them super processed or super disgusto? No!
Garden Lites gets to the root of this matter and offers gluten free frozen treats to cure your muffin madness with fluffy de-lite-fulness.
- First 2 elements: zucchini and carrots in almost every products
- Gluten free flour mix: brown rice, sorghum flour, flaxseed meal, or cornstarch
- Allergens: Nuts free and dairy free. Some products are soy free, too. (Check particular products, however, for allergen information)
Garden Lites shear off unnecessary fillers and keep their ingredients at the root of what’s needed to make their souffles and muffins. Most have a list of 10 or less on the nutrition facts. The most processed item we noticed is soy lechitin, a common emulsifier used in chocolate and other health related food products. Obviously, it’s best to eat whole foods, but Garden Lites’ chocolatey or blueberry oat muffins will harvest your health compared to those fast food muffins.
Taste the Goodness
We dug into the Chocolate Muffins, Ninja Power Muffins (Heroes in a half shell…turtle power!) and one of Garden Lites’ savory options, the Butternut Squash Souffle.
These muffins are great for tricking kids into eating veggies and tricking adults into being health conscious. The muffins and souffles are all soft in texture and not grainy. They are also produce packed with the following nutrients:
- Calories for one muffin range between 80 to max 120 calories,
- 2-5 grams of protein, and 8 grams protein in souffle
- 2-4 grams of fiber, and 5 grams in souffle
- less than 11 grams of sugar, 18 grams in souffle
The Chocolate muffin is moist and melty like a baby lava cake.
The Ninja Powered Muffin is but a morsel with a chocolate chip zucchini bread flavor and is aimed at the youngins’. We like Ninja Turtles though so we also enjoyed them.
The Butternut Souffle was cornbread like in texture with the mellow aroma and flavor of squash.
Garden Lites are available at Costco, Target, and Amazon — and let us tell you that Amazon shoppers are all over the Garden Lites, like bees on flowers. Also, you can purchase the frozen products at HealthyGoodness website and get a FREE pint of Three Twins ice cream here! What are you waiting for?! Go Power yourself with Gluten Free Goodies!
*We received free Garden Lites coupons to sample the product. We were not monetarily compensated and our opinions are our own.*