That’s the only word I can use to describe these :)
I had purchased a bag of these Europe’s Best Zen Garden Vegetable frozen mix a few weeks ago and totally forgot about it. So today, for lunch, I wanted to do a quick stir-fry, and I went rummaging around and found them again.
I’m so glad I did!
One portion (3/4 cup, 85gr) is just 60 calories and the mixture of veggies in there is really lovely and tastes so fresh. I used 2 portions (1 1/2 cups or 170gr - I prefer to use a scale to weight frozen vegetables for a more accurate portion size), and I put a tiny dab of canola oil in a non-stick pan, and put the frozen veggies in there to heat up/stir-fry. They advocate other cooking methods on their site, but it worked really well for me to just stir fry them from frozen. Quick and easy.
The mixture is composed of whole Snow Peas (love ‘em!), Yellow Carrots, Orange Carrots, Water Chestnuts (my favorite!), Red Peppers, Baby Corn, and Bean Sprouts… so you get a really nice appealing variety of colors and textures in there.
There are no added preservatives or sauces or seasonings or anything.
It’s just plain super-fresh vegetables. Gotta love it!!!
So I put some of those (frozen) in my heated non-stick pan, and heated those up a bit, then I added in some cooked lentils (I cooked them with some spicy Taco seasonings yesterday and I had some leftovers), and added in a cup of cooked rice (leftovers too), and just warmed up everything in the pan and within minutes I had a really delicious and super healthy lunch :)
What I really liked about these frozen vegetables is that they actually felt and tasted ‘fresh’ as if they had not been frozen at all. I’ve had some frozen vegetable mixes by other companies before and I don’t care for most of them, but this Zen Garden mix by Europe’s Best really took the prize today. So much so, I had to blog about it :)
I will definitely make sure to keep a bag of Zen Garden vegetable mix in my freezer at all times. I love to stir-fry, so this is definitely a keeper :)