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Frozen meals?

I picked up a bunch of the Lean Cuisine and Michelina's Light frozen meals. So far, most of the ones I tried arent that bad. Especially if you doctor them up with some garlic powder and a smidge of cayenne. Ive never really been big on these, but they are good to bring to work.

I was wondering, if any of ya'll eat frozen dinners... which ones do you like?

Fri. Feb 9, 4:50pm

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I make my own frozen meals with leftovers from dinner the night before. Cheaper and healthier too!

Friday, February 09, 2007, 4:59 PM

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Ditto on the homemade, but if I don't have any or nothing I've made lately lends itself well to freezing - Amy's Organics are great (and carried by my regular grocery store). I like some of the Lean Cuisines but find many of them to be less than tempting (should be good for losing weight, but usually just results in me raiding the vending maching). Haven't tried any South Beach ones, so I hope someone sounds in on them.

Friday, February 09, 2007, 5:08 PM

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My absolute fav is Lean Cuisine's Lasanga. Give it a try! You'll be hooked:)

Friday, February 09, 2007, 5:29 PM

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I eat one everyday for lunch and am perfectly satisfied for the afternoon. I really like the Lean Cuisine egg roll with rice. The Smart Ones pizzas aren't bad either.

Friday, February 09, 2007, 6:02 PM

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I go back and forth between Lean Cuisine and South Beach for lunch. Sometimes the South Beach chicken seems to be of lesser quality, maybe having a little bit of gristle-type fat in it. Their other meats seem fine, though.

My current favorite is Lean Cuisine Salmon with Basil. I also like Lean Cuisine Chicken Marsala. It's much easier for me to stay within my calorie allotments when I use frozen meals for lunch. I don't get hungry in the afternoon.

Saturday, February 10, 2007, 8:02 AM

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Lean Cuisine is by FAR my favorite. I love the salmon w basil & the sesame chicken. My favorite frozen pizza is the LC spinach mushroom! LC has great paninis too. No I don't work for Lean Cuisine..haha :) I am pretty disappointed w South Beach overall. Their tomato sauce bothers my stomach & the only thing I do LOVE by them is their non-frozen wraps (in the refrigerated section) that come w sf jello. The breakfast & dinner wraps are pretty bad. ALl the other brands are so-so..I get them if they're on sale. I think Michelina's Light is usually so cheap bc you get less food.

Saturday, February 10, 2007, 9:41 AM

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I really like some of the Lean Cuisine bowls - they're in the "cafe classics" line (green stripe on top of box). The grilled chicken caesar is my favorite. I eat it with a fat free yogurt and am full all afternoon.

Saturday, February 10, 2007, 10:40 AM

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I eat a Smart Ones frozen meal and an added veggie everyday for lunch. I think they're tasty and with the side of veggies fill me up.

Some of my favorites are:
Pasta primavera (280 cal), Three cheese zita marinara (320 cal), and Spicy sczechuan veggies & chicken (240 cal), and the Oriental chicken (230 cal)

Saturday, February 10, 2007, 10:49 AM

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My favorites

I too love Lean Cuisine, and a few Healthy Choice entrees. I'll try anything once. I actually eat frozen entrees for dinner- great portion control!! With a hearty salad I am completeky full.

Favorite selections-
most things with pasta
Spa cuisine rosemary chicken
chicken and broccoli alfredo
original 4 cheese pizza

Saturday, February 10, 2007, 4:42 PM

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Trader Joe's has some good ones too in the 300-400 calorie range.

Also recently had a Moosewood restaurant brand penne puttanseca which was excellent.

Kashi has some new ones out; I like the spicky black bean and mango a lot, but the others have meat and I am a vegetarian.

Seeds of Change has organic bowls which look great but are a bit pricey.

Sunday, February 11, 2007, 12:21 PM

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