January 29, 2013

Lean Cuisine Review

Lean Cuisine is coming out with more and more gourmet entrees. I usually make most of my meals at home but in a time crunch, having a frozen meal on hand can become very handy. My husband goes to school on Tuesday and Thursday nights and does not come home until later. Having a quick meal to heat up is perfect for these nights.
Lean Cuisine Culinary Collection: Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli
I was provided with a coupon to try a free Lean Cuisine. I decided on the Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli because it sounded delicious.

It is from the Culinary Collection with a "Chef's Pick" label. Other meals in this line include Spinach Artichoke Ravioli; Asparagus Ravioli; Ranchero Braised Beef; Chile Lime Chicken; Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli; Chicken Makhani; Chicken & Vegetables; Chicken in Peanut Sauce; Chicken Carbonara and more.

Lean Cuisine Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli: ravioli filled with portobello &
button mushrooms, romano
& ricotta cheeses in a creamy
marsala wine sauce with
spinach & red peppers
The Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli has 290 calories per serving, 9 grams of fat, 4 grams of fiber, 14 grams protein and 650 milligrams of sodium. My only complaint is that it is quite high in sodium which is common for frozen meals. To amp up the nutrition in this meal, I would add a cup of frozen asparagus to add some fiber, vitamins and minerals. Adding extra vegetables also makes the meal more filling.   This ravioli is filled with portobello & button mushrooms, romano & ricotta cheeses in a creamy marsala wine sauce with spinach & red peppers. I really enjoyed it! I love mushroom ravioli and these were a tasty option. They were definitely worth the 290 calories! This meal left me feeling full and satisfied.

I look forward to trying a few of the other Lean Cuisine products from this line. The chicken in peanut sauce is next on my list!  

I have partnered with Lean Cuisine through DailyBuzz Food to help promote their new line of Chef's Pick products. I have been compensated for my time commitment to work with this product. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Thank you Lean Cuisine!

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  1. So how do you feel about the ingredients list though? The soy, the MSG, all the colorings?

  2. Suzy, in no way do I feel like this is a perfect food. Like I said, most of the time, I make my food homemade. Sometimes in a pinch, I do not think that a frozen meal is going to hurt you if you do not have it too often. I do not have any issues with soy.

  3. Thanks for responding. I do want to say that although I do not always agree with you, I appreciate different opinions and philosophies. I remember a while back you had a friend criticize you for not being perfect and she didn't want to follow your blog because she disagreed. I don't think I commented, but I did not agree with her stance. I think it is important to expose yourself to differing views, which is why I like your blog. So if I ask questions, know that it is coming from a place of having a dialogue and not attacking.

    I totally agree that we do not need to eat perfect every meal every day. I know you received this for free and that was why you did the review. However, if someone was looking for a quick meal, out of all the meals they could choose, would you recommend this one?


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