“Whole chicken breasts. Whole grains. Whole new reason to open your freezer.”
That’s how Lean Cuisine’s Web site introduces its new Honestly Good frozen meals.
Each tray—they could be with the regular frozen meals or in the natural-food or health-food case—features a chicken breast, a fish filet, or beef strips over brown rice or whole-grain pasta, paired with vegetables like broccoli, orange or yellow carrots, edamame, green beans, snap peas, or zucchini.
Since the meals are from Lean Cuisine, you know they’re low in saturated fat (about 2 grams) and calories (around 300 to 400). The protein is an impressive 15 to 27 grams, which may help dieters preserve muscle as they lose weight. And the fiber (4 to 7 grams) is the unprocessed kind that comes in whole grains and vegetables, not inulin, maltodextrin, or other poorly absorbed carbohydrates.
What’s more, unlike most prepared foods, Honestly Goods aren’t salt heavy. Lean Cuisine keeps the sodium between 290 and 590 milligrams by relying on ingredients like garlic purée, orange peel, ginger, lemongrass purée, balsamic vinegar, sun-dried tomatoes, cilantro, and white wine concentrate. Bonus: the sauce comes in a separate pouch, so you can add only as much as you want.
Best of all, the fish tastes fresh, the chicken is moist, and—for a frozen meal—the taste is great.
If you think there’s a frozen foodie hiding in you, give these a try. Honestly.
To find where Lean Cuisine products are sold near you, call them at 800-993-8625.
Other relevant links:
- Get the skinny on this line of sauté dinners. See: Are Barefoot Contessa’s Prepared Meals Good For You?
- Here are some frozen entrées to try and some to avoid. See: Skimp on Saturated Fat in Frozen Entrées
- We’ll show you which brands have the most whole grains. See: Whole Grains in Frozen Entrées