Thursday, March 10, 2011
Moving on: I thought that I had tried just about every frozen dinner in the market; healthy and otherwise. But the shopping trip before last as we were at the checkout line the ladies behind us unloaded a bunch of these Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers meals that caught my eye. They're bigger than the usual meal and in a very different kind of box so I couldn't help taking a closer look to see what they were. The woman said that they were really good so the last time we went shopping I decided to grab a few and give them a shot. They're not as inexpensive as other microwaveable meals but at approximately $3 a box they're still cheaper than Subway or other "eating out" options. They have a pretty big variety and the options are completely unlike anything I've ever seen in a frozen dinner before; like Chicken Marsala, Chicken Pesto, and Whiskey Steak. They come in these cool steamer trays and they self-vent so you don't even have to poke holes in the plastic cover before putting them in the microwave. You literally just pop it in and turn it on; when they're done you take the plastic off, take the steamer tray out of the sauce tray and dump the chicken and veggies into the sauce, stir it up and enjoy.
They average close to or below 300 calories each (at least the ones I looked at do) and are low sodium (which means they need a little salt for flavor). Last night I had the second of the four dinners I bought and I was really impressed with it. I mean it's not Macaroni Grill quality but it sure as heck isn't what you would expect from a frozen dinner either. For those of you looking for meals on the run that aren't too shabby on the healthy scale I highly recommend these.
8 glasses of water
1 cup of coffee w/creamer
1 Fiber One bar
1 serving greek chicken salad
1 serving mushroom chicken
1 serving golden treasure shrimp
Daily Caloric Intake: 1,127
Walking: 4 miles (8,000 + steps)
Posted by Lady Muse at 11:46 PM