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QUICK REVIEW: Lean Cuisine Morning Collection Veggie Egg White English Muffin

Written by | March 21, 2014

Topics: 4 Rating, Frozen Food, Lean Cuisine

Lean Cuisine Morning Collection Veggie Egg White English Muffin

Purchased Price: $3.49
Size: 2 sandwiches
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 4 out of 10
Pros: Egg white is loaded with spinach and tomatoes. Has less fat, calories, and sodium than the turkey sausage version. Egg whites were fluffy. An option for vegetarians who eat eggs and cheese. If you want to be grumpy at work, this will help get you in the mood.
Cons: Not worth the 5 PointsPlus. Spinach and tomato have a disappointingly mild flavor. Egg whites should’ve had a butteriness. English muffin doesn’t get hard like it did with the turkey sausage version, but it’s still a little tough in the middle. Had the proper wattage microwave, but it didn’t heat up completely; some parts were lukewarm.

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Nutrition Facts: 1 sandwich – 180 calories, 25 calories from fat, 3 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 500 milligrams of sodium, 110 milligrams of potassium, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, 12 grams of protein, 2% vitamin A, 15% calcium, 2% vitamin C, and 10% iron.

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QUICK REVIEW: Lean Cuisine Morning Collection Wild Blueberry & Pomegranate Oatmeal

Written by | March 18, 2014

Topics: 3 Rating, Frozen Food, Lean Cuisine

Lean Cuisine Morning Collection Wild Blueberry & Pomegranate Oatmeal

Purchased Price: $3.49
Size: 2 pack
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 3 out of 10
Pros: Filling. Great…if you’re desperate. Makes a decent hand warmer. Warms my innards. Low fat. Contains ingredients I can easily pronounce.
Cons: Provides just 2 grams of fiber (competing products offer 5 grams and fast food oatmeal offers at least 5 grams). Blueberry flavor is too mild. Pomegranate flavor is non-existent. End result after following microwaving instructions looks like I melted Grimace. Not a very good way to start one’s morning.

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Nutrition Facts: 160 calories, 30 calories from fat, 3.5 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 2.5 grams of monounsaturated fat, 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 160 milligrams of sodium, 220 milligrams of potassium, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 13 grams of sugar, 4 grams of protein.

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QUICK REVIEW: Lean Cuisine Morning Collection Turkey Sausage English Muffin

Written by | March 6, 2014

Topics: 5 Rating, Frozen Food, Lean Cuisine

Lean Cuisine Morning Collection Turkey Sausage English Muffin

Purchased Price: $3.49
Size: 2 sandwiches/box
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 5 out of 10
Pros: Edible. Not the worst way to start your morning; that would be not having toilet paper. Why does the picture below make me want to play Super Mario Land? Low fat. Good source of protein and calcium. Cheese on box front image is a realistic representation of what cheese really looks like after being microwaved.
Cons: Not the most flavorful way to start your morning. Heating instruction are a slight pain (wrap in paper towel, 30% power for 90 seconds, flip over, heat on high for 60 seconds); can’t set it and forget it. One side of the English muffin gets a bit hard after being nuked (although it does also happen with other frozen English muffin breakfast sandwiches). Yes, just one side. The other side is fine. Egg whites have no flavor; could’ve used a little butter flavor. Turkey sausage wasn’t seasoned very well.

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Nutrition Facts: 1 sandwich – 220 calories, 45 calories from fat, 5 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 1 gram of polyunsaturated fat, 1 gram of monounsaturated fat, 25 milligrams of cholesterol, 680 milligrams of sodium, 100 milligrams of potassium, 28 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 1 gram of sugar, 15 grams of protein, 20% calcium and 15% iron.

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QUICK REVIEW: Lean Cuisine Salad Additions Greek-Style Chicken

Written by | January 28, 2014

Topics: 8 Rating, Frozen Food, Lean Cuisine

Lean Cuisine Salad Additions Greek-Style Chicken

Purchased Price: $2.99
Size: 7 1/4 oz.
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Holy chickpeas! There are a lot of chickpeas! I possibly could make hummus with that many chickpeas. The entire salad has a nice mild dill aroma. Tasty cucumber dill dressing makes me want to eat my vegetables. It’s surprising the croutons didn’t get soggy from being frozen. Good amount of chicken. Enough dressing to coat everything, if you don’t add too much lettuce. This might be my favorite Lean Cuisine Salad Additions variety. Chickpeas and garbanzo beans are fun words to say.
Cons: Not a lot of red peppers, but even fewer olives. I’m never sure how much lettuce to add. Chickpeas didn’t have any flavor, they just seems to bring the fiber. The more lettuce added, the lighter the dressing’s flavor becomes. Placing frozen dressing in room temperature water doesn’t do a good job of thawing it out before the other ingredients are done in the microwave. Bringing a container of lettuce with you to work and then having everyone wonder if you’re on a rabbit’s diet.

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Nutrition Facts: 250 calories, 80 calories from fat, 9 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 3 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 4 grams of monounsaturated fat, 35 milligrams of cholesterol, 690 milligrams of sodium, 450 milligrams of potassium, 25 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fiber, 5 grams of sugar, 17 grams of protein, 20% vitamin A, 6% calcium, 60% vitamin C, and 10% iron.

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QUICK REVIEW: Lean Cuisine Honestly Good Pomegranate Chicken

Written by | July 10, 2013

Topics: 7 Rating, Frozen Food, Lean Cuisine

Lean Cuisine Honestly Good Pomegranate Chicken

Purchased Price: $3.99 (on sale)
Size: 11 oz.
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Honestly decent. Great source of fiber (thanks whole grain pilaf!). Lots of green beans, yellow beans, and carrot strips, so I can help balance all the other crap I eat. No artificial ingredients or preservatives. Enough purple pomegranate sauce to coat chicken and pilaf…and to make Prince happy. Good source of poly- and monounsaturated fats. Sodium isn’t crazy high (430 mg). Don’t need a chemistry degree to understand ingredients.
Cons: Pomegranate glaze was noticeable, but a little too light in flavor. Chicken breast was on the smallish and dry side. Takes 1/5 of a 30 minute lunch break to prepare. Pricier than regular Lean Cuisine meals. Didn’t notice the currants in the pilaf.

Nutrition Facts: 390 calories, 9 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 3 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 4.5 grams of monounsaturated fat, 25 milligrams of cholesterol, 430 milligrams of sodium, 680 milligrams of potassium, 54 grams of carbohydrates, 7 grams of fiber, 19 grams of sugar, and 23 grams of protein.

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