Now Monkey is in full time school I am beginning to release that meal times can be a somewhat tricky affair, especially with after school activities. Tuesday is a tough day in this household, we get home from school, quick change and then straight out the door for swimming lessons. By the time we get home I have a ravenous child on my hands and I’m frantically trying to magic up instant, healthy food! No more panic required, let me introduce you to Steamfresh from Birds Eye.
I steam vegetables all the time so I was intrigued to find out more about Steamfresh from Birds Eye.
a tasty range of vegetable side dishes that use innovative steam bag technology to lock in all the nutrients and flavour.
The Steamfresh range introduces a range of new products but also includes the existing Birds Eye Veg Fusions and Rice Fusions, Birds Eye brands.
The four categories of Steamfresh from Birds Eye are:
Natural Vegetables (all supplied in 4 single steam bags) – Hearty Farmhouse mix, Garden mix, Family Favourite mix and Super Sunshine mix
Vegetables with Herbs and Spices (supplied in Pyramid Steam bags or Multi-Service bags) – Green Medley with Garlic & Herbs, Italian Vegetables with Basil & Rosemary and Peas & Sweetcorn in Seasoned Butter
Rice with Vegetables (all supplied in Pyramid Steam bags) – Mediterranean Rice, Golden Vegetable Rice, Egg Fried Rice, Cantonese Vegetable Rice, Tender Green Vegetable Rice and Mexican Rice
Pasta with Vegetables (both supplied in mult-serve bags) – Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta, Creamy Cheese Penne Pasta with Broccoli & Peas
I’d been sent some vouchers so we could try some for ourselves, the range is available from all leading supermarkets with prices around the £1.79 mark.
Last week I decided to try out the Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta with courgette, aubergine and tomato.
You put the whole bag in the microwave with the vent side facing upwards.
I set our microwave for 3 and half minutes, then gently shaked the bag before cooking for a further 3 minutes. I then left the bag to stand for 1 minute.
Then serve! As quick as that and no extra washing up.
The bag does say 2-3 servings and to be honest we do like our food here. As a side dish there wasn’t really enough for us as 2 adults and a child. The food was lovely, tasted good and didn’t last on the plates long at all, but we all agreed that we would prefer a larger quantity. But as a quick side dish, or for kids as a quick tea time meal – excellent, Monkey ate aubergine without even realising it!
I’ll be trying out the rest of the selection I bought over the coming weeks and you’ll be able to see pictures of the results on Instagram.
For a quick and healthy option to help feed a hungry family then Steamfresh from Birds Eye gets the thumbs up here.
disclaimer: we were sent vouchers to buy the items shown in exchange for an honest review