Review: Broccoli Fries

I love trying new foods especially when they are healthy alternatives to some of my favorite foods.  I’m not a huge French fry fan but my husband loves sweet potato fries.  And since I have a growing boy who is obsessed with everything we eat, I know he too will probably love sweet potato fries (he already loves mashed sweet potatoes).  On our weekly trip to Sprouts I have noticed this product in the freezer section.  Each week I have waited till it went on sale and finally this past week it did!  I baked them according to the directions and served them with a couple tbsp of Ketchup.

Cute name for Broccoli Fries!

Here is the nutrition label:

Not too bad!

Right out of the oven:

broccoli fries and ketchup

Review: B+

They don’t taste anything like real French fries.  But the flavor is good and especially good with the ketchup.  I don’t think I’d eat them without something to dip in.  The package also suggests hummus, but I didn’t have any hummus in the house to try it with.  The texture is not as crispy as a regular French fry (even the kind you buy in the frozen section).  They taste healthy but I personally don’t think that means they taste bad.  And you get quite a few for a serving size which I always love!  Overall, we will be purchasing these again, especially as Bode starts to try new foods and textures.  I’m all about finding new and creative ways to get him to like all types of vegetables.

I just thought this was interesting… I pasted below Nutrition Facts for Broccoli Tempura… Now tell me what’s the better choice?:

Nutrition Facts

  Servings Per Recipe: 4
  Serving Size: 1 serving

Amount Per Serving

  Calories 348.7
  Total Fat 0.2 g
      Saturated Fat 0.0 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
      Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
  Cholesterol 0.0 mg
  Sodium 18.0 mg
  Potassium 216.9 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 3.5 g
      Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
      Sugars 0.0 g
  Protein 2.0 g

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s