Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Sweet Earth. This is a sponsored post. I was compensated for my time by receiving Sweet Earth meals and product coupons. All opinions stated are my own.
After a long Memorial Day Weekend, I bet a lot of you didn’t food prep and are wondering what you’ll be eating tonight for dinner. I am in the same boat after another long weekend away from home! I have shared some of my favorite real food breakfast items and convenience snacks but sometimes lunch and dinner are a little more challenging. While Snap Kitchen and Hungry Root are great options, you can’t find them in the grocery store and keep them in the freezer as emergency meals which is why I am happy we found Sweet Earth!
I first discovered Sweet Earth last October at Natural Products Expo East. I thought I was walking by another “natural” frozen food brand that would have better Ingredients than Smart Ones or Jimmy Dean but still be packed with sodium and added sugars. Or it would be a meat replacement with hardly any protein and loads of fat (aka any veggie burger on the market or Jack fruit).
I am ecstatic to say that I was wrong! This brand has done a great job developing tasty plant-based emergency meals that also fit a healthy nutrient profile. They easily receive the Kelly Jones RD Approved stamp. While I still want everyone to learn to incorporate more fresh food into their diets and become more comfortable preparing meals, we all know life gets crazy and that isn’t possible for the average American’s 21 meals and 7+ snacks a week.
So, needless to say when they reached out to me to try a few of their products and host a giveaway, I was on board.
While there are still some foods in our freezer, here’s what myself and the hubs tried so far, and our honest thoughts!
With tofu, spinach, cabbage, edamame fermented peppers and ginger and sesame, this is the big winner for me. Great texture between the crunch of edamame, and cooked veggies and the hearty whole wheat & seeded wrap.
Runner Up Burrito:
“Lighten Up Functional Breakfast Burrito”
Filled with a tofu scramble that was sauteed in salsa verde with spinach, black eyed peas and red peppers. This had a really fresh flavor with that slight southwest/salsa-y vibe. At 190 Calories I recommend adding some fruit to make it more of a complete meal. I enjoyed it with some fresh mango 🙂
The Za-atar and Santa Fe were my favorites as I am not a big teriyaki person but, these are a super easy protein add-on to any mealthat is filling and tastes good when you don’t have a lot of time!
I honestly just don’t really love curry flavors. Also, I never liked meat! As a child I remember dreading steak when we had it for dinner and at that point it had nothing to do with animal welfare, health or the environment. Meat texture to me isn’t fab so I am not the best judge of these products. My husband, a much better judge, is more fond of the slices as a meat alternative than the other cuts and we both enjoyed the grounds!
As you can see above there are many seitan options with different flavors as well as “cuts”. I wound up liking the traditional seitan crumbles the most as a “meat sauce” on my carrot noodles below.
I left this review to the hubs since most have cheese and the ones that don’t have “harmless ham” or veggie bacon and I just really don’t enjoy those flavors. He doesn’t love those flavors either but here is his take, with direct quotes:
“The ‘bacon’ isn’t too overwhelming taste-wise, so I like that. The cheese is a little too thick–can you believe I’m saying that? Basically, I microwaved it a bit longer than they told me to because it was still cold. Based on the extra microwaving, the cheese melted a ton so it was super sloppy to eat, which isn’t ideal at my desk. I was nervous that the bread might turn out to have a weird texture based on the microwave, but it didn’t. The eggs are good and fluffy. Overall, it was good and I would eat it again since it’s convenient, but I don’t know if it’s filling enough. While the ‘bacon’ wasn’t overpowering, I’d prefer just a regular egg and cheese variety.”
Then he tried the chickpea patty and “harmless ham” though – “I think I liked it better than the other bfast sandwich with actual egg.”
Add an apple and you’re good to go!
We just received some of these meals too and since they have dairy I haven’t eaten them but Tim thinks they’re a great meal at work after a long weekend away when we haven’t had time to food prep (this has been pretty much every weekend for a month – good timing to try out these products!).
So, who wants to win some free Sweet Earth food and swag?!
By meeting the entry requirements below, you’re in the running to get:
- 3 Free product coupons
- A Sweet Earth t-shirt and swag bag
A winner will be chosen at random via rafflecopter on Friday June 3 – Good luck!
What is your favorite real food convenience meal or snack? Share below!