Saturday, December 3, 2011

Review & Giveaway: Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Pasta

My kids' favorite vegetables are potatoes, preferably in the form of french fries. (Groan.) Both kiddos have some sensory issues, and as time goes on, their list of approved foods seems to get smaller and smaller. (If I'm honest, I'm not getting enough fruits and vegetables in every day either.)

I've recently decided enough is enough. We're going to start introducing some new foods around here. (I'm sort of an everything in moderation sort of person. I don't believe there's anything inherently wrong with fries, or other treats, you just can't live off of them exclusively.)

She didn't love eating "baby trees," but she tried it. A for effort.

When My Blog Spark contacted me about trying Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers with pasta and vegetables, I said yes. They meet several of our important criteria: they're quick, they include pasta and cheese, (everyone's favorite combo,) and yes, they include some veggies.

We tried the Pasta and Vegetables with Alfredo sauce. Hubs and I liked it. It was ready in just a couple of minutes, and tasty. V enjoyed the pasta, but declined to eat the "baby trees," and picked them out. We'll be buying them again.

My Blog Spark has offered to sponsor a giveaway here. One randomly selected commenter will receive a prize pack containing the following items:

2 Green Giant placemats
Broccoli stress reliever32 oz. serving bowl
Surprise face serving spoon
A VIP coupon for the new Valley Fresh Steamers with Pasta

For your first, mandatory entry, leave a comment telling me whether you ever have to get creative to get your kids, (or spouse, or self, LOL) to eat vegetables.

For additional, optional entries, you may do any or all of the following:
Go check out the Green Giant website, and leave a relevant comment about it.
Follow my blog.
Tweet/Blog/FB about the giveaway, up to once per day.

Please leave a separate comment for each entry, and don't forget to leave a way to be contacted if you are the winner. 

This giveaway will end on 12/9/11, at 10 pm central time.

Be sure to check out the Green Giant FB page for more info about the company.

Disclosure: Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers with Pasta, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.


  1. I usually have to add cheese or butter to our veggies.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  2. I'm a gfc follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  3. I add corn to tacos...though it's a veggie we already eat, it's a bit more for our bellies.

    derekannette at gmail dot com

  4. I usually have to give my son something to dip his veggies in like ketchup or ranch dressing.
    reklaw422 at hotmail dot com

  5. I have never had to get creative with my daughter. She has always eaten her main food groups just to get the dessert.

  6. I have found a new spinach dip recipe from the website using green giant products.

  7. I shared on facebook:

  8. I shared on twitter!

  9. I grill them. It's better than serving a raw salad, which they hate