Healthy Choice Sweet Pineapple Chicken
Healthy Choice Rosemary Chicken and Sweet Potatoes
Product Description: “Prepare to savor the flavor. Savory chicken breast tenderloins tossed in a rosemary garlic sauce, then blended with pearl onions, sweet potatoes, and yellow carrots just to delight your taste buds.”
Fat: 2.5 g
Sodium: 500 mg
WW Points Plus: 4
First Impressions: It’s… really yellowish. I sort of like my food to have a variety of colors, so the monochromatic thing isn’t doing much for me. It smells pretty good, though, vaguely Thanksgiving-y.
Gustatory Impressions: Not too shabby. Let’s start with the chicken… quite tender, very nice. The sweet potatoes were a bit bland, unless I got a lot of the sauce on them. The yellow carrots didn’t taste… well, they didn’t really have a taste. Basically just filler, as far as I’m concerned. But the little pearl onions were delightful. The sauce… and for once in one of these things, the food wasn’t absolutely drowning in it, which I found to be a pleasant surprise… was understated, but still flavorful.
Summary: I wasn’t sure if I could be fair to a diet frozen meal today, as I am a little under the weather, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I can’t believe this is only 180 calories. It definitely filled me up. And at this calorie count, you could probably afford to have two of them if it didn’t.
Rating: 4 out of 5 forks
Healthy Choice Asian Potstickers
Product Description: “This delectable vegetarian dish is served on a healthy bed of whole-grain rice and covered with a sweet Asian-style sauce.”
Fat: 5 g
Sodium: 530 mg
WW Points Plus: 9
First Impressions: Smells ok. When peeling off the film on top, the first thing I notice is a rapidly congealing puddle of orange-ish sauce which seems to want to go everywhere, including my fingers, which are now sticky. The instructions say to “stir” after cooking, but that’s sort of hard to do unless you take the potstickers out first. But I attempted it. The potstickers look pretty big. Might need a knife as well as a fork. And they have weird little white spots on them, as if they didn’t cook properly.
Gustatory Impressions: The filling of the potstickers is quite good, very flavorful. However, it is wrapped in too much doughy outer coating. The potsticker skin is rubbery and doesn’t have much taste other that what comes from the sauce. The orange goo-like sauce is very sweet and mildly spicy. It has a bit of an odd consistency to it. Sort of like a stickier, thicker duck sauce in texture. The rice the dumplings sit on is nutty and would probably be tasty if it wasn’t overdone and glue-y. The red peppers are fine, but the carrots are underdone.
Summary: I can’t believe I wasted 360 calories on this ooey, gooey mess. Maybe there was something wrong with mine… I can’t believe anything in this meal was supposed to taste like this. Oh well, next time I will just get this instead.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 forks
Since I’m not eating a frozen meal for lunch today, here is a recap of everything I’ve reviewed so far, from yummiest to most disgusting.
Lean Cuisine Butternut Squash Ravioli 5
Lean Cuisine Mushroom Tortelloni 5
Lean Cuisine Roasted Turkey & Vegetables 5
Lean Cuisine Chicken Alfredo 4.5
Lean Cuisine Chicken Poblano 4.5
Lean Cuisine Grilled Chicken & Penne Pasta 4.5
Lean Cuisine Spinach & Mushroom Pizza- Deep Dish 4.5
Lean Cuisine Chicken, Spinach & Mushroom Panini 4.5
Healthy Choice Portabella Marsala Pasta 4.5
Lean Cuisine Alfredo Pasta with Chicken & Broccoli 4
Lean Cuisine Asiago Cheese Tortelloni 4
Lean Cuisine Cheese Ravioli 4
Lean Cuisine Chicken Pot Stickers 4
Lean Cuisine Chicken with Basil Cream Sauce 4
Lean Cuisine Classic Five Cheese Lasagna 4
Lean Cuisine Garlic Chicken 4
Lean Cuisine Lemon Chicken 4
Lean Cuisine Macaroni and Cheese 4
Lean Cuisine Meatloaf and Whipped Potatoes 4
Lean Cuisine Parmesan Crusted Fish 4
Lean Cuisine Ranchero Braised Beef 4
Lean Cuisine Roasted Turkey Breast 4
Lean Cuisine Salisbury Steak 4
Lean Cuisine Salisbury Steak 4
Lean Cuisine Salmon with Basil 4
Lean Cuisine Thai Style Chicken 4
Lean Cuisine Pepperoni French Bread Pizza 4
Lean Cuisine Steak, Cheddar & Mushroom Panini 4
Healthy Choice Honey Balsamic Chicken 4
Healthy Choice Roasted Chicken and Potatoes 4
Lean Cuisine Beef Pot Roast 3.5
Lean Cuisine Chicken Makhani 3.5
Lean Cuisine Chicken Mediterranean 3.5
Lean Cuisine Chile Lime Chicken 3.5
Lean Cuisine Five Cheese Rigatoni 3.5
Lean Cuisine Glazed Chicken 3.5
Lean Cuisine Lasagna with Meat Sauce 3.5
Lean Cuisine Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli 3.5
Lean Cuisine Sesame Chicken 3.5
Lean Cuisine Shrimp Scampi 3.5
Lean Cuisine Steak Tips Portabello 3.5
Lean Cuisine Swedish Meatballs with Pasta 3.5
Lean Cuisine Three Cheese Stuffed Rigatoni 3.5
Lean Cuisine Tortilla Crusted Fish 3.5
Lean Cuisine Vegetable Eggroll 3.5
Lean Cuisine BBQ recipe Chicken Pizza-Wood Fire Styl 3.5
Lean Cuisine Chicken Club Panini 3.5
Lean Cuisine Chicken Ranch Club Flatbread Melts 3.5
Lean Cuisine Apple Cranberry Chicken 3
Lean Cuisine Chicken Enchilada Suiza 3
Lean Cuisine Chicken Pecan 3
Lean Cuisine Fettuccini Alfredo 3
Lean Cuisine Ginger Garlic Stir Fry with Chicken 3
Lean Cuisine Orange Peel Chicken 3
Lean Cuisine Rosemary Chicken 3
Lean Cuisine Margherita Pizza-Wood Fire Style 3
Healthy Choice Tortellini Primavera Parmesan 3
Lean Cuisine BBQ Chicken Quesadilla 2.5
Lean Cuisine Chicken Carbonara 2.5
Lean Cuisine Chicken Marsala 2.5
Lean Cuisine Shanghai Style Shrimp 2.5
Lean Cuisine Sweet and Sour Chicken 2.5
Healthy Choice Pumpkin Squash Ravioli 2.5
Lean Cuisine Santa Fe-Style Rice & Beans 2
Lean Cuisine Grilled Chicken Primavera 1
Lean Cuisine Chicken Parmesan 0
Healthy Choice Tortellini Primavera Parmesan
“This four-cheese-stuffed tortellini features whole-grain pasta, julienne carrots, and red pepper strips. We’ve tossed in Chardonnay wine and extra virgin olive oil, and finished it off with Parmesan cheese to bring out the flavor that’s sure to please any palate.”
Fat: 5 g
Sodium: 490 mg
WW Points Plus: 6
First Impressions: Smells very tomato-y. I don’t see any evidence of Parmesan, and the sauce is really thin, sort of soupy. Once stirred, it does look like a lot of tortellini in with the veggies. But I don’t have high hopes for this one.
Gustatory Impressions: The sauce is, indeed, runny. But it is pretty flavorful, a sweet and slightly savory mixture. The veggies are all passable… the zucchini is just a tad overdone, the carrots a tiny bit under, and the red pepper a little bit soggy, but none of it is inedible. And they all go quite nicely with the sauce. The tortellini are plentiful but a little disappointing. There is not quite enough filling, the pasta is a bit doughy, and they barely appear to be seasoned at all. And while there are teensy, tiny bits of Parmesan floating about at great intervals, it doesn’t really affect the taste much.
Summary: This is a pretty average meal. It is fairly filling, so it’s got that going for it. But what you’re being filled with is pretty forgettable. I personally probably won’t buy it again if there are other options available.
Rating: 3 out of 5 forks
Healthy Choice Pumpkin Squash Ravioli
“Tender pumpkin-stuffed ravioli with crisp asparagus, sweet butternut squash, and juicy Granny Smith apples, all topped with a tasty butter-sage sauce. ”
Fat: 6 g
Sodium: 540 mg
WW Points Plus: 8
First Impressions: Looks relatively appealing. What are those orange bits? i didn’t read the box very well. Smells really… sweet.
Gustatory Impressions: Let’s take the ingredients one a a time first. The asparagus was cooked nicely, good taste and texture. The orange bits are butternut squash, and those varied wildly in taste and texture. Some were almost tasteless, some were firm, some were almost mush. There were about three tiny bits of apple in there, and they were firm and tart on their own. The ravioli were pretty good, if much sweeter & more cinnamon-y than I had expected. They had a nice mouth feel. The sauce was utterly forgettable. I JUST ate it and I couldn’t thing of a single thing to describe it as except “yellow”. That’s a description of all the parts of the meal, and by themselves, all except the squah were adequate. However, they just don’t seem to go together at all. The blah sauce with the sweet pumpkin-pie ravioli and the underwhelming veggies just don’t do it for me.
Summary: I’m baffled by this one. If it were just the ravioli and sauce, I might eat it again. The extra squash just ruins the whole meal for me. The strange mix of sweet and… not savory, it didn’t have enough flavor to be called savory, but something like it… has left my taste buds confused.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 forks