Healthy Choice Blog Tour

Posted by Jenna | Saturday, October 02, 2010

Do you ever find that there are those days when making lunch is just not something you want to do? There are definitely times when I'd much rather have a quick and easy meal that tastes great and is still a healthy option for me, than trying to decide what to make myself. That's why I was excited to learn about the new Healthy Choice steaming entrees!

Healthy Choice makes it easy to have a tasty meal thanks to their fresh and simple ingredients in its new line of frozen microwavable steaming entrees. Offering eight recipes that feature fewer, larger-cut ingredients that are bursting with color and flavor like cherry tomatoes, sweet potatoes, white-meat chicken and more...these make a convenient and great-tasting lucnh!

As part of the Healthy Choice Blog Tour through Mom Central, I had the chance to try out two of their varieties: Portabella Parmesan Risotto and Lemon Herb Chicken. When the two entrees arrived, I loved the clear packaging so I could see what I was actually getting. The list of ingredients was short and I could actually identify what each more hidden ingredients! For instance, there was cooked brown rice, peas, water, mushrooms, etc.

Info about each variety:
Portabella Parmesan Risotto - Flavorful portabella mushrooms are mixed with garden peas, whole-grain rice, and red peppers for extra taste. Cover it all in a delicate Parmesan cheese sauce and it's love at first bite, Italian-style.

Lemon Herb Chicken: Tasty chicken tenderloins are prepared in a savory herb lemon-Chardonnay sauce and are mixed with firm whole-grain pasta, juicy cherry tomatoes, and succulent green beans. And at just 210 calories, it's a lunch-sized portion that will take your taste buds on a trip down the California coast.

In my opinion, the best part about the new entrees is that they are steamed. There's a steam release vent in the film of the packaging which ensures that within about 4 minutes in the microwave, you'll have a fresh tasting meal. There's no need for poking, peeling or other steps like I've seen with other frozen meals.

Although frozen meals like this are not something I would choose to make/eat all the time, I was impressed with how much I liked them and would definitely purchase them again. It's a nice break from having to make lunch once in a while. My favorite variety we've tried would have to be the Portablella Parmesan Risotto. It was great! Even Kaelyn had some and really liked it. The Lemon Herb Chicken was also very good. The herb sauce gave it a great flavor! These were nice to just grab for a quick lunch. Priced at around $2.50 makes them a better value than a fast food lunch too!

Next I'd love to try the Chicken Romano Fresca and Sesame Glazed Chicken! Yum!

You can connect with Healthy Choice on Facebook.

**I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Healthy Choice and received samples of their new steaming entrées to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central also sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate. The opinions found here are my own and may differ from those of others.**


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