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Frozen Meal Review, Part 3

It’s time for another Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less team review! When you’re in a pinch for time, a frozen meal may be a quick fix, but try to choose a healthy option with lean meat, low sodium, and packed with veggies. Hopefully we can point you to the ones that are also delicious!

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Lean Cuisine Market Collection,Chicken Poblano- Chicken tenderloins with penne pasta, green beans, tomatoes, poblano peppers, roasted corn and black beans in a chili cheddar sauce.

  • Calories: 300
  • Price: $2.79
  • Weight: 10.5 oz
  • Upside: The veggies are quite tasty, especially the tomatoeslean-cuisine-chicken-poblano-meal and the grilled corn. The sauce has good flavor, but not very “cheddary”. Plenty of food for only 300 calories!
  • Downside: Poblano flavor is not very strong and it could be spicier. The chicken is a little boring and nondescript.
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healthy-choice-rosemary-chickenHealthy Choice Steaming Entrees, Rosemary Chicken & Sweet Potatoes- Chicken tenderloins with sweet potatoes, yellow carrots, and pearl onions in a rosemary garlic sauce.

  • Calories: 180
  • Price: $2.89
  • Weight: 9 oz
  • Upside: Sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes are a nice change of healthy-choice-rosemary-chicken-mealpace and they are pretty tasty. The meal is very low in calories!
  • Downside: The chicken is dry, the sauce is very boring, and the onions do not taste very good.
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Amy’s Light & Lean Spinach Lasagna- Spinach lasagna made withamys-spinach-lasagna organic vegetables and pasta.

  • Calories: 250
  • Price: $3.75
  • Weight: 8 oz
  • Upside: This meal is SO good!! Great flavor, tastes like real lasagna, and fills you up. Plus amys-spinach-lasagna-mealthe guarantee of all organic ingredients with no preservatives!
  • Downside: More expensive than other frozen meals, but this one was on sale. Some might think the portion is a little small.
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cedar-lane-chile-rellenoCedar Lane Natural Foods, Roasted Chile Relleno- Made with green chilies, jack and cheddar cheeses.

  • Calories: 360
  • Price: $4.95
  • Weight: 10 oz
  • Upside: Whole chilies have really good flavor! Very cheesy just like the packagecedar-lane-chile-relleno-meal-2-500x281 describes.
  • Downside: Sauce needs salt and spices, I added some Tapatio, and the chilies are a bit tough to cut. This meal is on the pricey side compared to others.
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