Friday, September 28, 2012

Apio foods Steamed veggie & Salad bag review!

This is a review on a company I had never tried out before. The recipes are simple, healthy and light. They use packaged foods, but in their raw state.

So, I'm a bit of a veggie freak. Ever since childhood, I was the anomaly who loved my veggies. Every shape and texture, even lima beans and brussel sprouts. My favorite vegetable by far would have to be those    tasty little trees called broccoli. Such a healthy and useful veggie of the bunch and kind of fun to eat. I like to imagine i'm eating mini me trees. I throw it in practically everything or eat it in its natural yummy raw form. Broccoli has a subtle sweet flavor that I love, and it goes amazing with lots of dips. One of which, I used in this review.

Apio Inc. foods supplied me with two coupons for a free salad bag and any other bag of veggies available.

I chose to get a bag of coleslaw salad, and a bag of microwavable steamed veggies. 

The veggies were in good condition, aside from a few stray dry pieces of carrots and broccoli. Apio Inc uses  a proprietary technology called BreatheWay®  On the back of this bag is a membrane which seals in freshness, so the veggies will stay fresh longer.

 I ate the veggies in their raw state with my favorite Rondele herbed cheese dip. Raw veggies with a little bit of this dip are my religious go to for a healthy snack.

  A few days later I made the broccoli, carrot and cabbage coleslaw recipe on the back of the other package, with some minor tweaks. The recipe called for regular mayo and regular vinegar.

Tweaked Recipe for every two cups of slaw:
  • Table spoon Apple cider vinegar
  • pinch of  raw sugar 
  • Table spoon of Vegan Mayo 
I mixed it all together and ate it as a side to my whole wheat herbed breaded chicken. 

The following day, I decided to use the slaw in a chicken wrap for lunch. For this I just mixed some left over whole wheat herbed breaded chicken and chilled slaw, spread some vegan mayo on a spinach wrap and added the mix. It turned out very good. I'd never actually used slaw mix in any kind of sandwich before. The crunchiness of the slightly sweet slaw, combined with the juicy chicken and the spinach flavor of the wrap really complemented each other well. 

Overall, I'm happy with the products I was provided with and I can definitely see myself eating this same recipe in the future. I love how much of a convenience these bags are. It makes it that much easier to be healthy. Especially for those of us whose time is very crunched. Sometimes, you just don't want to chop up all those veggies, and with Eat Smart veggies, it's already done for you.

You have many choices on what to do with the raw veggies or you can conveniently snack on them as is. I plan on getting more of these bags in the future! These would make excellent Asian stir fry go to's and I will have to try that next!

If you'd like to learn more about Apio Inc. and what they have to offer, you can visit their Website

I received these products in exchange for my honest opinion.


  1. Thank you! I love fresh veggies and sometimes it is so hard to find ones that actually look good if you purchase pre-cut. These sound good. I wonder how they are steamed?? Good point about the stir fry too!

  2. You can steam them conveniently in the microwave!

  3. Ohhh yum thos wraps look amazing!! Great review...I am now hungry!!

  4. Yum! I'm a veggie lover too and that wrap looks yuuuummmmy!!

  5. YUMMY! I love veggies, and when they come all cut up and ready to eat I like them even more! Oh, and I love your slaw recipe! :)



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