When I came across Lean Cuisine Chicken and Vegetables Meal in the frozen dinners section of my local favorite grocery store, I was intrigued by it. This meal looked different. I decided to purchase it, try it out and write a product review all about my personal experience with it. Here is what I discovered!
Lean Cuisine Chicken and Vegetables Meal is affordable, as healthy frozen dinners go. It costs around two dollars and a bit over. This dinner has lots going for it, I discovered. It is low cal, has no preservatives in it, is low in fat, high in protein and calcium rich. It has roasted white meat chicken tenderloins, tomatoes, yellow zucchini, carrots, broccoli, parmesan cheese, asiago cheese, onions, balsamic vinegar, tomato paste and vermicelli pasta. All of that sounded great to me. I could not wait to taste this dish!
This dinner is perfect for microwave cooking and that is how I decided to prepare it. No venting or slitting required, the preparation of this dish is fast and easy! I only had to pop it into my microwave, heat on high for six minutes, let stand for one minute, uncover, stir and serve. This dinner smelled good and looked yummy.
When I tasted Lean Cuisine Chicken and Vegetables Meal, I liked it, but it is not one of my favorites. The pasta is good, the cheeses add a nice touch to this dish and the veggies are fresh tasting and in a creative blend. The chicken tenderloins are good. Tender and flavorful. I had a problem with the balsamic vinegar, it was a bit too much. I wish a better sauce had been added to this meal. One without vinegar. Tomato sauce just does not make this meal too tasty, in my opinion. It is an average dinner, healthy, but a bit disappointing to me. I expected a lot more. I rate this meal three stars out of five stars. It is decent, but I won’t be buying it again. On the plus side, it is hearty and quite filling. It equals six weight watchers points plus according to Nestle.
This dinner has only 220 calories in it and I do admire that fact. Just 35 of those calories are from fat. Nice. It has 4 grams of total fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 1 gram of polyunsaturated fat, 1 gram of monounsaturated fat, 30 mg’s of cholesterol, 580 mg’s of sodium, not bad, 640 mg’s of potassium, 29 grams of total carbs, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 5 grams of sugars and 18 grams of protein. This meal is vitamin A rich. This product does contain wheat, milk and soy ingredients.
I had fun trying Lean Cuisine Chicken and Vegetables Meal and writing this product review about it. Though it is not my cup of tea, it is very diet friendly and affordable. For more information about this and other Lean Cuisine food products, you can visit the leancuisine.com website.