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for the non-cooks like me

Reviews of recent "healthy" microwaveable meals: (x-posted to _weightwatchers)

Kashi Lemon Rosemary Chicken: This was just gross. No taste to it, or the rosemary had some kind of negative effect on me, since I admit I sometimes don't like rosemary. But to me this tasted like... nothing. Dust. Negative space. I salted the crap out of it and ate it anyways. The texture was fine, and it looked alright, but it tasted just bad. I think I will keep the Kashi for cereal. (7 WW Points)
Campbell's Chunky To Go Chicken Noodle: I am fond of this! I had been drinking the ones that come in a drinkable cup, the non chunky ones, and admit to reticence about those. But these taste great! And are actually filling! I don't feel like I need to supplement them with a bunch of crackers and crap. But I can, because they are not that many calories. I have also tried their "Sirloin Burger" and it is quite good as well. And has tiny burgers in it... I mean, c'mon. (3 to 4 WW points)
Amy's Vegetable Lasagna: This is the reason I went ahead and made this post. When I was last at the grocery store, I bought several different veggie/organic lasagnas to try, and was planning on posting reviews of them all together. Then my back hurt and I was lazy. But this is worth posting about. Maybe it's just easier to make microwavable lasagna that tastes good? I don't know but this tastes awesome, just as awesome as any other lasagna I've had out of the oven. Proof you can eat cheese and be healthy at the same time. I am chowing down on one right now and yum. Will buy again! (6 WW points)



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Jan. 24th, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
This is very helpful! Thank you!

I also don't like rosemary as a rule.
Jan. 24th, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC)
Yeah, there's something about about frozen lasagnas that makes them at least as good as you could make at home, and probably better, so there's absolutely no point in even trying top go through the hassle of making home made lasagnas any more; just buy the ice brick for when you need to cook for 10 but don't feel like spending any time in the kitchen.
Jan. 24th, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)
I like some frozen lasagnas, but I've had homemade lasagnas that blew their fucking pants off.  A couple of them were even made with my assistance, so this isn't exactly brain science or rocket surgery or what-have-you.
Jan. 24th, 2007 07:43 pm (UTC)
i love every Amy's product i've had -- especially the veggie burgers!
Jan. 24th, 2007 09:22 pm (UTC)
the mexican tamale pie is DEEEEEE vine!
Jan. 24th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)
I had a different kashi frozen meal, and it was ok but mostly flavorless, too. their oatmeal is gross as hell as well. I do love their cereal, their granola bars (pumpkin spice flax - very crunchy and not TOO sweet) and their truffle bar things, which are chewy and taste like a candy bar. but their other stuff, not so much.
Jan. 24th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
noted. i haven't seen their granola bars yet, but if i do i will try one!
Jan. 24th, 2007 09:26 pm (UTC)
I like the pumpkin spice bars as well, I also agree about Kashi oatmeal being too gross. I'm down to my last packet which makes me incredibly happy! I really like the Giant brand raisin, date and walnut oatmeal.
Jan. 24th, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC)
Have you tried the Cedar Lane frozen lasagna?  They're another vegetarian, somewhat organic company, and I vastly prefer their lasagna to Amy's.
Jan. 24th, 2007 08:38 pm (UTC)
Re: ...
I have one in my freezer that I bought along with the Amy's to try! I was going to wait and review them all at the same time but I got impatient.
Jan. 24th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
I did like the Kashi sweet and sour chicken, mango black bean and the lime shrimp frozen meals, if you'd rather try those....

And I definitely second the pumpkin spice flax granola bars, which I just bought last night. Yum!
Jan. 24th, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC)
I may well try a different kashi meal, just to be fair.
Jan. 24th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC)
I second the mango black bean and lime cilantro shrimp ones.
Jan. 24th, 2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
I like the lean cuisine pizzas, too.

Also, check out hungry-girl.com She's got some great reviews.

I also am fond of the cedar lane burritos.
Jan. 24th, 2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
Amy's veggie pizza w/o cheese is really delish too. I haven't tried the lasagna yet I'll have to get some!
Jan. 24th, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
Tiny burgers? Bad mental association. D-:

I am envious about the lasagna. I'm still looking for a pre-assembled one that tastes any good, veggie, calorie conscious, or whatever.
Jan. 24th, 2007 11:48 pm (UTC)
oh, achewood! my favorite!

*drips with sarcasm*

i am sorry you are stuck with no lasagna!
Jan. 25th, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)
My scale prompts me to ask if anyone has found a frozen exercise regimen at their local grocery store they could recommend? Perhaps some kind of microwaveable 5-kilometer running course...
Jan. 25th, 2007 02:52 am (UTC)
Ah hah hah, this post seems hilarious to me, maybe it's the pictures.
Jan. 25th, 2007 11:16 am (UTC)
I had the same feelings about the Kashi meal, and I love rosemary.

I also like the campbells low fat new england clam chowder. mmmm.
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