Picking the right frozen dinners that are tasty yet inexpensive can be a pain, but thanks to the Lean Cuisine brand, things can be a little simpler thanks to the reliability of the requirements.
The Lean Cuisine Chicken & Vegetables meal is fresh and simple even though the box can be deceiving. The meal is described as “roasted chicken tenderloins, garden vegetables & parmesan cheese with vermicelli.”
What the box fails to say is that there is a lot of tomato sauce, although it tastes great, it might not be for everyone. There is a lot of Parmesan cheese so if you’re not a cheese person you might have a problem with that. However, the meal tastes great, nothing extraordinary, but not mediocre.
The Lean Cuisine Chicken & Vegetables provide 240 calories and 5 grams of saturated fat. That averages to 8% and 10% of the recommended daily allotment respectively.
The only major drawback is the salt content. For shelf life, Lean Cuisines are on the salty side and this one was no different. The price for this meal runs $2.20 at a Kroger store on sale, so the price is not bad. However you might want to consider the salt content before making the Lean Cuisine a daily routine.