This past week I have been trying the Goodlife frozen food range are being asked to review their products. Launched in 1989, Goodlife are a vegetarian brand that uses the healthy and natural ingredients including, nuts, grains and vegetables from Great British farmers. Their meals are frozen and ready to pair with easy sides of your choice.
I popped down to my local Sainsburys and picked up three Goodlife products from their frozen section; Mushroom and Spinach Kievs, Falafels with Chickpea, Cumin and Coriander, and the Vegetable Masala.
Mushroom and Spinach Kievs
I chose to serve these with chips! Yes, chips, not the healthiest choice but you can’t go wrong with chips and a Kiev! I did have a salad on the side, promise! After baking the kievs for 20 minutes, the crispy breadcrumb coating was browned and cooked to perfection and the cheesy sauce did melt out the middle extremely well. Surprisingly the texture was firm and the herby, nutty mixture was moist. I did find the cheese sauce slightly overpowering but overall these kievs are extremely delicious. Not the most photogenic of foods though I must add!
Falafel with Chickpea, Cumin and Coriander
Next up was lunchtime! I put 6 falafels in the oven now not only are these vegetarian but they are also vegan and gluten-free. They are made from chickpeas and onions and they are seasoned with coriander, lemon, garlic, black pepper, chilli and cumin. I decided to make a wrap with them and add mint yoghurt, avocado little gem lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber.
They were really flavoursome and surprisingly not dry at all! It’s so nice to be able to cook up a quick lunch that is easy to make and really versatile.
Vegetable Masala with Cauliflower Rice
This Masala dish is a dish for one and a much better choice over a high-fat microwave meal! Served with chunks of sweet potato, red peppers and cauliflower rice this Masala dish was extremely creamy. It is also gluten-free and I honestly think this is one of the best vegetarian curries I have eaten at home. It is really fragrant and the coconut milk and Indian spices combine nicely.
I really loved the texture and chunky pieces of vegetable. The Malasa certainly isn’t lacking in anything but I had one small criticism. It is a very sweet curry that leaves you craving something a little more savoury.
French Bean & Spinach Sausages with Wensleydale
Who doesn’t love bangers and mash? These sausages are packed with French beans, spinach and peas. They are green as they are filled with veg so don’t be alarmed if you do decide to dig into these. Now cooking these in the pan is really simple, the outside was nice and crisp, however, when cutting them up they fell apart! It’s a shame they don’t hold their shape but they taste delicious and the texture is fluffy and soft.
Overall I really loved experimenting with the Goodlife range. The bright coloured packaging stands out on the shelves of the aisle, and it is clearly obvious that Goodlife are a brand that not only cares about their marketing but care strongly about their ingredients and flavour combinations.
If you are seeking a healthier alternative to standard frozen foods or you are a meat-free foodie then the tasty Goodlife range is for you. Goodlife also have other products available including sausages and bean burgers which I’m hoping to review soon! You can find the Goodlife products in Sainburys from only £1.99
Have you ever tried the Goodlife products? Leave a comment below!
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