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January 23, 2013 12:00 PM
Ok, I'm sure someone's already posted something like this on here, but I'm kind of in a hurry and need to figure out who has the best microwave meals for calories. Should I look at low fat too?

Thanks!
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January 23, 2013 12:00 PM
cut up an apple, put some cinnamon on them, put in a ziplock bag and close, poke holes, microwave :)
i guess thats not a meal but...
Edited by stines72 On January 23, 2013 12:01 PM
January 23, 2013 12:01 PM
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cut up an apple, put some cinnamon on them, put in a ziplock bag and close, poke holes, microwave :)


How long? That sounds soooo good!
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January 23, 2013 12:02 PM
Sorry I think I might have come off wrong, I meant like Lean Cuisine or Healthy Choice?
  33990450
January 23, 2013 12:08 PM
i eat the smart ones with pancakes and turkey sausage only has 280 calories.
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January 23, 2013 12:09 PM
I'm sure any of them are fine from a calorie standpoint. I could never make a habit of eating them though...way too much sodium in any of them and way too many carbs. As long as it fits in your calorie goal and macros and you aren't concerned with sodium intake, I'm sure either one will do just fine.
January 23, 2013 12:09 PM
I don't eat them very often, but the SmartOnes are okay. I find them much more delicious than Lean Cuisine.

But, it's more affordable/healthier/delicious to just double your dinner recipes and freeze the rest for quick lunches. Lean Cuisines and the sort are like 3.99. Ridiculous.
January 23, 2013 9:07 PM
I will usually pre make my meals and put them in the freezer and bring them out to microwave. Chicken fajitas are my favorite :-D
January 23, 2013 9:08 PM
Personally I'm a fan of Healthy Choice or Marie Callender. You'll usually get more food for your calorie content, and they tend to taste better.

Make sure to check the calorie content before you buy!
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January 23, 2013 9:11 PM
I like Kashi and Amy's meals - pretty decent nutrition and tasty. I also LOVE Evol burritos but they are high in calories - good nutrition though.
January 23, 2013 11:39 PM
QUOTE:

i eat the smart ones with pancakes and turkey sausage only has 280 calories.


i love that one.....
January 24, 2013 12:06 AM
If you're not deadset on frozen stuff - stab a sweet potato a few times, wrap in a paper towel, and nuke for 10 minutes (turn over halfway through). Stick in a TBSP of butter, some cinnamon, some brown sugar and you're golden :3.

For frozen, I like Lean Pockets - the meatball or the chicken/broccoli. 300 cal a piece. Also not great on sodium but awesome if you're in a rush, since silverware is completely unnecessary.
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January 24, 2013 4:59 AM
Lean Cuisine Butternut Squash Ravioli is surprisingly good, and only 260 calories. I've been picking it up for $2-2.50.
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January 24, 2013 5:01 AM
Maybe not a meal but a great snack, right?
January 24, 2013 5:02 AM
QUOTE:

Lean Cuisine Butternut Squash Ravioli is surprisingly good, and only 260 calories. I've been picking it up for $2-2.50.


my FAVORITE frozen meal!!!
January 24, 2013 5:04 AM
Love the Lean Cuisine frozen dinners. Generally pretty low in calories and the information is right on the front. I also like the smart ones.
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January 24, 2013 5:04 AM
I love those meals but I'm just concern about the sodium content. It seems that everything I pick up is high in sodium. For example, I prefer Campbell s soups but Progresso advertises that it is more nutritious. So I picked up 10 cans for $11.88 from Shoprite. It;s true, the calories are less but it has a lot of sodium. I guess there is no real way to get around the sodium unless you cook from scratch. I'm not into cooking.
January 24, 2013 5:08 AM
Watch the labels. The sodium and/or sugar levels are high. Some are pretty high calorie content too.
It is personal preference and taste and how you want to use your calorie amounts.
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January 24, 2013 5:09 AM
SMART ONES ARE SOOOOOO GOOD.
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January 24, 2013 5:10 AM
QUOTE:

I'm sure any of them are fine from a calorie standpoint. I could never make a habit of eating them though...way too much sodium in any of them and way too many carbs. As long as it fits in your calorie goal and macros and you aren't concerned with sodium intake, I'm sure either one will do just fine.


considering what most people were eating to get on this site, I don't see why everyone has such a problem. not everyone can go clean over night and stick to it.

that being said: lean cuisine has some great fish options, also love the smart ones pizzas. i'm a picky eater so healthy choice limits my options (don't like pepers, squash, etc.)
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January 24, 2013 5:12 AM
I'm from the UK, so not sure if you would have them, but although I try to avoid them like the plague now, if I do buy one I tend to go for the Marks and Spencer fuller for longer range. Although they are a little on the pricey side, they are made with proper ingredients rather than mostly flavourings and crap, they are high in protein and they are by far the best I've ever tasted.
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January 24, 2013 5:15 AM
QUOTE:

considering what most people were eating to get on this site, I don't see why everyone has such a problem. not everyone can go clean over night and stick to it.

judge much? No one is saying to go clean overnight, no one is even harping on the OP to go clean at all.


OP, If you prep a weeks worth of food, you can have whatever you want during the week. This week, for me, it's smoked chicken chopped up in a salad. (1 cup spinach / a half cup cucumber).

The sodium levels in the frozen meals do leave a lot to be desired.
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January 24, 2013 5:16 AM
I like the healthy choice meals. I go through em all and usually buy all the ones with less than 500 sodium. it has made me try some things I prolly wouldnt have otherwise and it turned out good. Alot of the ones I have in the fridge atm are less than 300 calories.
I would say the sweet pineapple chicken is my favorite!
January 24, 2013 5:16 AM
QUOTE:

I'm from the UK, so not sure if you would have them, but although I try to avoid them like the plague now, if I do buy one I tend to go for the Marks and Spencer fuller for longer range. Although they are a little on the pricey side, they are made with proper ingredients rather than mostly flavourings and crap, they are high in protein and they are by far the best I've ever tasted.


I love the British spellings of words. :) "Flavourings" instead of "Flavorings"

Although, my #1 favorite "British" word is "whilst." If it didn't look/sound odd for an American to use that word I'd be using it at every opportunity.
January 24, 2013 5:17 AM
Sam's Club offers 6 Lean Cuisine meals (3 varieties of 2 each - sesame chicken, chicken teriyaki and a chicken and veggies I think) for less than 10 dollars. I leave one in the freezer for lunch and have eaten them every day. Calorie range is 290-330. It works for me.
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