Friday, February 11, 2011

Green Giant review and giveaway.

I recently was invited to try Green Giant Boxed Vegetables, which are now endorsed by Weight Watchers(R) as part of their "PointsPlus" program. I agreed and was sent this lovely package:



An insulated bag, a cute mixing bowl, a silicone spoon, a pedometer and, of course, the Green Giant frozen veggies. Quite the treat.

Now, before I get too much further along in this review, I have to say that when I agreed to do this review and host the giveaway I didn't realize that I'd be trying veggies in cheese sauce. I just thought they would be plain frozen vegetables, much like what I frequently serve and eat. My husband pointed out that processed food really isn't my cup of tea and he's right. I try to avoid the stuff as much as possible. And yet, here I was trying broccoli with cheese sauce.

Well, that's life. I served the veggies with dinner one evening. Aside from the processed nature of the cheese sauce, my biggest problem with the veggies was the plastic pouch that you cook them in. It was easy enough to cook the veggies -- just make a slit in the plastic pouch and then stick it in the microwave -- but serving them was tough. The whole situation was a little too messy for me. Maybe I'm just spastic, who knows?

At any rate, I did finally serve the veggies and, yes, we did enjoy them. I think I would prefer the sauce-free varieties more next time.

And, now, I have a giveaway!

The giveaway 

One lucky reader will win the package pictured above (but with a coupon for the boxed veggies): An insulated bag, mixing bowl, silicone spoon, pedometer and one coupon for a free box of Green Giant frozen veggies.

To enter:

Leave me a comment telling me you'd like to win.

Additional entries:

As always, you can gain a few additional entries (leave one comment per entry for the additional ones to count):
  • Follow this blog, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
  • Follow my other blog, or let me know that you already do (leave a comment)
  • Become a fan of The Happy Runner on Facebook, or let me know that you already are (leave a comment)
  • Link to this giveaway from Facebook or Twitter (do as often as you'd like, just leave a comment  each time)
  • Link to this giveaway from your blog (leave a comment with the url)
This giveaway will run through Thursday, February 17th at 11:59pm EST and the winner will be announced on Friday.

Good luck!




Review/giveaway disclosure: I received the package from Green Giant via MyBlogSpark. I was not otherwise compensated and the opinions expressed are entirely my own.



46 comments:

  1. I would like to win, even if it is gooey! :)

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  2. I a fan of The Happy Runner on Facebook.

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  3. And I'm a follower :) of this blog and the other.

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  4. I'd love to win! I've become a big frozen veggie fan, especially during the seasons when certain produce isn't available.

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  5. I love your honesty about this review; I am not a fan of processed foods but do use frozen veggies (sauce free) often. In my OP frozen is better than canned any day.
    I would like to win this cute little package and would stick with frozen spinach! My favorite frozen veggie staple! :D

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  6. I'd love to win.
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  7. Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
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  8. Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

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  9. I like your blog on facebook (Louis Here)

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  10. Great giveaway! I'd love to win.

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  11. I just joined WW so I'd love to win some veg!

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  12. I'd love to win.

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  13. I'm a gfc follower.

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  14. I would love to win this giveaway! I love Green Giant!! :)purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

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  15. I would like to win. I serve those veggies several times a week. Pretty please, pick me!

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  16. I'm a new follower.

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  17. I've posted this give away under "win this" on my side bar.

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  18. Mandatory Entry: i love broc and cheese mmmmm..good...i wanna win

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  20. I would like to win.
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  21. Follow via GFC
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  22. Like you on FB (SusanB)
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  23. I follow your other blog, too. :)

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