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Absolutely One of the Best Lean Cuisine Meals I Ever Tried
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COLORADO -- Due to my recent oral surgery, I have to eat soft foods for a few days. I wanted something that I could microwave, yet still enjoy. I bought a package of Lean Cuisine's new fajita-style chicken spring rolls, and I am hooked!

They are delicious. Made with white meat Chipotle chicken, corn, black beans, bell peppers and onions. I do not like spicy foods, but they do have a nice hint of spice, just right, not over powering. They come 3 servings per package, and you get two packages. They are packaged in a little cooking cardboard sleeve. They cook up very nicely in two minutes, and 30 seconds if you are using an 1100 watt microwave oven. They also have instructions if you are using a 700 watt microwave oven. It makes a nice, quick meal. They are 200 calories, with 7 grams of fat, 2 grams of fiber. If you follow the Weight Watchers new points plus program, they are 5 points per package. I made a side serving of my favorite Botan Calrose rice (Japanese white rice), and I was good to go!!!!

I bought them at King Soopers. I'm sure they are available at your local grocery store. They also have other spring roll flavors, but so far, I've only tried the fajita-style chicken spring rolls.

Give them a try. I think you'll like them just as much as I do! They really are delicious. I ate them plain, but add your favorite sauces.
     
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MRM on 2011-03-11:
I got to try it! I got to try it!
MRM on 2011-03-11:
The Nutrition values are very lean indeed!
MRM on 2011-03-11:
Thanks for sharing with us your lunch!
MRM on 2011-03-11:
In the meantime, I'll be having Spicy Tso chicken for lunch!
MRM on 2011-03-11:
Yum! Yum!
Skye on 2011-03-11:
They really are delicious MRM. I was very PLEASED with them.

Anonymous on 2011-03-11:
I tried the garlic chicken rolls. Those were too garlicky and salty. I will have to try these. I love Lean Cuisines. They are my favorite 'healthy' frozen dinner
Anonymous on 2011-03-11:
Excellent review Skye. I'll pass this along to my wife. She'd probably love it.
momsey on 2011-03-11:
Yeah, I used to eat Lean Cuisines a lot back when I was doing WW. These sound yummy, and a lot more appealing than the PB&J I'll be having for lunch today.
jktshff1 on 2011-03-11:
Thanks for the heads up. I'm heating some kind of LC for lunch.
Anonymous on 2011-03-11:
Nice review, Skye! I love these too...in fact I swear everything new they put out keeps getting better and better!
Anonymous on 2011-03-11:
Anything that has the word lean in it I tend to stay away from I hate diet foods. But I did try some lean cuisine enchiladas the other day they were decent I might get these spring rolls, Thanks skye.
Anonymous on 2011-03-11:
I'm eating a LC penne pasta with tomato sauce right now. JC, Lean Cuisine has a HUGE selection of dinners, and I like most of them. They have a shrimp dinner that has huge pieces of shrimp in it. Actually, the shrimp are raw until you cook the dinner so the shrimp don't get overcooked or rubbery
trmn8r on 2011-03-11:
"I wanted something that I could microwave, yet still enjoy."
Can dark chocolate be microwaved? You could also heat up some Amaretto. Umm, almond *flavor* and chocolate. I could live on that for a few days.
jktshff1 on 2011-03-11:
Well, the Sesame Stir Fry with Chicken, though filling was dry with little sauce. So pass that one up.
Anonymous on 2011-03-11:
I like the sweet and sour chicken one. But I don't care for any of the ones with alfredo sauce, the sauce is too runny. Must be hard to make a 'diet' alfredo sauce
Skye on 2011-03-11:
Oh thanks jkt, I also have that one in my freezer.

Little, also thanks for the tip regarding the garlic spring rolls. I'll save my money and not buy them. Salty foods are just too nasty.

sleepykitties on 2011-03-11:
The Thai-Style chicken spring rolls are also quite tasty!
madconsumer on 2011-03-11:
great review.

very helpful.
Nohandle on 2011-03-11:
I don't buy frozen prepared meals often because the regular ones tend to have too much sodium for my taste. Do they not think people might just have a salt shaker somewhere in the house? With the diet variety (lower calorie) some seem to have a bitter aftertaste. Somewhat like a diet drink. Thanks, I'll give this one a try.
FlitteringFirefly on 2011-03-11:
I love the garlic chicken ones. But I love garlic.
Anonymous on 2011-03-11:
Yum, this made me hungry ! Thanks for the review .
Anonymous on 2011-03-11:
Thanks, Skye. When I go home I will get some of these for my one-person meals.
Venice09 on 2011-03-12:
It's times like this I wish I used a microwave. It sounds really good, Skye. Can it be heated in a regular oven?
Alain on 2011-03-12:
I love food reviews, Skye! I'll have to try these.
Skye on 2011-03-12:
Yes Venice they can be heated in your regular oven.

Preheat oven to 450, place them on a cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes.
Venice09 on 2011-03-12:
I don't pay much attention to these frozen foods because most of them are for microwaves, but this sounds good enough to try in the oven. Thanks for letting me know, Skye!
Skye on 2011-03-12:
You're welcome Venice. I just picked up two more packages for myself.

I'm telling ya, I'm HOOKED. They just make such a great lunch or dinner for me. I had cooked a bunch of meals last week and froze them for hubby and the kids because I was having the oral surgery, so I wanted to be able to just take it a little bit easy.

Lean Cuisine's have really come a long way, taste wise.
Venice09 on 2011-03-12:
Lean Cuisine has been around forever, so they must be doing something right. I'll have to start paying attention to the sales because I'm anxious to try some.

By the way, I'm glad your surgery turned out well and that you're recovering nicely. I had a horrible experience with my wisdom teeth many moons ago. I still remember it!
Anonymous on 2011-03-12:
Venice, I had a bad experience when I got my wisdom teeth out. I got dry sockets and lived on Advil for 3 months. Then the Advil gave me an ulcer and caused me to lose so much blood, I had to have a transfusion. Skye, glad to hear you're doing well.
Venice09 on 2011-03-12:
Yikes, yaya!.. that's terrible. I never heard of dry sockets, but it sounds painful. I don't know why we're cursed with these awful wisdom teeth. Nothing good ever comes from them.
Anonymous on 2011-03-12:
The only good thing to come from that whole experience was that I lost a lot of weight. Lol. I couldn't eat solid food for months. Even bread hurt to eat. I lived on Slim Fast shakes with bananas and mashed potatoes
Anonymous on 2011-03-12:
I got my wisdom teeth out when I got braces. I also got dry sockets because I was smoking. It was horrible pain. I remember walking by a floor lamp in the house and just kicking it as hard as I could. They gave me the good meeds though - but that was before they were stigmatized. Mine only hurt 2 or 3 days. They put little plugs in them soaked with clove oil. Did the trick! I wasn't eating anyway because of the work they did for the braces. I didn't eat much for the next two years.
trmn8r on 2011-03-12:
Dry sockets - God's way of giving you a glimpse of what Hades is like. Fortunately I didn't get them.

My own wisdom teeth experience went well. I joked with the doctor the whole time, which amused him and his assistant.
Anonymous on 2011-03-12:
Child Birth = An Annoyance
Dry sockets = Purgatory
Kidney Stones = Hades
Anonymous on 2011-03-12:
That ulcer I had was pretty painful. But childbirth was by far the worst pain I've ever felt. They say you forget how bad the pain was, but I sill remember
Anonymous on 2011-03-12:
I dunno about u guys but I don't like a doctor talking about what he did on the weekend while drilling my teeth that's what my doc did while he was giving me my filling rambled on about half an hour about his golf swing and about going to his sons hockey game I'm like dude stfu Ur drilling my damn teeth pay attention.
Anonymous on 2011-03-12:
The dentist I worked for could fill cavities in his sleep and perform an endo with his eyes closed.
Skye on 2011-03-12:
I feel very lucky it was an easy extraction. My two top wisdom teeth were not impacted. Of course they didn't just come out, there was some effort involved on my dentist's part.

I'll leave the bottom one's in as long as they don't bug me, I won't bug them.

I had some of these spring rolls for dinner. Delicious.
Venice09 on 2011-03-13:
My experience with wisdom teeth pales in comparison to what I read here.

I had an impacted wisdom tooth that was growing in sideways and pushing on the teeth in front of it. I had a good oral surgeon, but something happened that no one expected. I was given a shot of Sodium Pentothal and waited for it to take effect, but it never did. The drug had previously worked, so this was a mystery. The dentist called in the rest of his staff who stood there gawking at me and wondering what to do. I was then given a shot of Novocaine, but before it kicked in, the dentist started chiseling away at the tooth with a tiny pick and hammer. The next thing I remember, my jaw being sewn back together with thread that went deep down into the gum and back out again. I don't recall being in pain during the waiting period for the stitches to come out, but when I went back to have them removed, the dentist warned me that the aftermath could be painful. So I was driving home, feeling great, no pain at all, when it hit me like a bowling ball to the head. I wanted to drive my car into a brick wall. I don't remember how long the pain lasted but it was intense.

Wait. I have my stories mixed up. The Sodium Pentothal incident was not with the wisdom tooth. That was the time it actually worked. It didn't work when I had a tooth removed with a perforated root. That's when I was given the Novocaine and felt the tooth being ripped out of my head. My fingernails were dug into the nurses arm so deeply that it broke the skin.

I have a lot of tooth stories, all more painful than childbirth. When I had my first child, the nurse told me that as bad as the pain may be, women forget it or they wouldn't have anymore children. I found that to be true. I really don't remember the pain of childbirth.
ok4now on 2011-03-13:
Venice: Being a guy I can't relate to the pain of childbirth but I've had my share of dental pain. It has to be the worst pain I've ever experienced. From reading your post my pain now seems mild compared to what you have endured. I can only imagine how horrible that must have been driving home feeling like your head is ready to explode.

I mostly use the microwave to defrost frozen food or reheat some left overs. The food never seems to come out right when cooking in one. My favorite method is to use the Kenmore Elite Toaster Oven which cooks by convection. Much faster than a conventional oven and the food really comes out good, not rubbery. Just the right size to cook a pork loin, fish, chicken pieces etc. Also great to reheat pizza. Six minutes and it tastes like it came out of the pizza oven the first time. Check it out.
Venice09 on 2011-03-14:
OK~ for me, dental pain is the worst. Labor and childbirth were painful but completely different. There's something about dental pain that makes me want to shoot myself in the head just to make it stop. I'd choose childbirth over tooth pain anyday!

I've always been curious about convection ovens but never wanted to buy a stove with one. I didn't know there was such a thing as a toaster convection oven. I would much rather have that than a microwave. I'll have to check it out.
Starlord on 2011-03-14:
Try sitting on the couch after a Total Knee Replacement, suffering from what would be later diagnosed as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, and hear someone compaining that nothing hurt as bad as a paper cut. I have heard it said that gall bladder is the closest a man can come to childbirth, and I believe it. When my GB went bad on me, I was afraid I was going to die, then was afraid I wouldn't.
mrtwobit on 2011-03-24:
Skye, That's 2 servings per box with 3 rolls a serving.
Skye on 2011-03-24:
I know all about servings and portion sizes. I know it's not 5 points for the entire box, it's per serving as I mentioned. I said three servings, meaning three spring rolls per package, and the box has two servings in it.

Sorry my wording was not specific enough, it's does sound confusing. But it's right on the package I posted, 2 servings per box, and each serving does make a nice litle meal.
Anonymous on 2011-03-24:
Don't you worry your pretty little head about wording. Specifics be da**ed.
Anonymous on 2011-03-24:
Skye, I tried the Thai Spring Rolls and loved them. Since I am presently a family of one (most of the time), these do make a quick meal. I have never liked Lean Cuisine meals, but these are definitely good. I would have never tried them if we were not for your post. Hope the hand is healing :)
trmn8r on 2011-03-24:
I forgot that you had this little episode prior to the hand. They say trouble comes in threes - I'd be careful for a few weeks until the black cloud moves on. Hope the hand is doing better (:
JETBEAR on 2011-03-25:
Advil does not work as well as Motrim on mouth pain for future wisdom teeth/dry socket sufferers. I take three (3) at a time ( 750mg dose) and, of course, WITH ANY NSAID, you should always take them with food to prevent gastric ulceration and other complications.

Perhaps the Thai-Style Chicken Spring Rolls would be a good suggestion prior to taking the pills. They come two (2) servings per box and each serving has three (3) individual spring rolls - "...mmmmmmmm dee-lish!"
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No one better lay a finger on my Butterfinger!
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I'm not sure if these are new to the market, or just new to me? But I wanted to say that they are delicious, and also very conveniently packaged. I love the individual bite size candies, so that you aren't forced to eat the entire candy bar at once. However, they are not just miniature sized Butterfingers, like the ones catered around Halloween. These are actually a different snack altogether, with the center resembling the taste of a Butterfinger. These have more of a "Take-5" quality to them. Anyway, thanks to the Nestle company for developing a variation of the classic standby!
     
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old fart on 2010-08-06:
I am a Butterfinger freak and I haven't yet seen these...
Anonymous on 2010-08-06:
Looks like they have found a use for the Butterfingers that break during the process of making them.
Anonymous on 2010-08-06:
Those look good! mmmmm..chocolate..mmmmm
momsey on 2010-08-06:
Mmmmm...candy.
Anonymous on 2010-08-06:
Now, on the other hand...I tried the M&M with the pretzel centers. Ugh! Maybe others like them, but they just didn't do anything at all for my tastebuds. I ate one, and only one, then gave the bag to a coworker. That was one candy idea that should've stayed on the shelves!
momsey on 2010-08-06:
J4A, I have tried the Pretzel M&Ms and I'm not sold on them. They're just OK. A big problem for me with them is the texture. They remind me of malt balls (which I call moth balls) which I really dislike. I normally love chocolate covered pretzels but these are too crispy.
Anonymous on 2010-08-06:
I want to try the M&M's with coconut, but I haven't seen them around here, anywhere. Anybody tried those?
Anonymous on 2010-08-06:
Coconut? Never heard of those.
DebtorBasher on 2010-08-06:
I want some!
Anonymous on 2010-08-06:
DB, the membership of M3C begs you not to add them to your dinner menu.
DebtorBasher on 2010-08-06:
Yes Dryad. I had those some time ago and because I love coconut, I found them very good...but they weren't available for very long.

It's so hard to find Mounds Bars here. Everyone sells the AlmondJoy but not Mounds...I don't know why.
Anonymous on 2010-08-06:
Nuts are good for you.
DebtorBasher on 2010-08-06:
Add them to my dinner? They just might BE my dinner! LOL!

Yes, Nuts ARE good for you...that's why I love Ejack! He's such a cutie...You just want to pinch his little pink cheeks...all four of them.
Anonymous on 2010-08-06:
DB..I am not a candy/sweets type of person, but the coconut M&M's are the BEST...I have to put myself on restriction and stay away from the candy aisle when I'm shopping they are that good!
Anonymous on 2010-08-06:
I loved the Reese's flavored Whoppers, which are malt balls.
Anonymous on 2010-08-06:
JC, somewhere, there exists a whole aisle of candy? **teeth hurting**
Anonymous on 2010-08-06:
J4A, I did not know Reese's made those.
DebtorBasher on 2010-08-06:
Dryad, where have you been? Most stores has an entire aisle of candy. Lots and Lots of candy!
Anonymous on 2010-08-06:
DB, I guess skipping the candy aisle? Is there anything else in there?
Anonymous on 2010-08-06:
I'm dreaming of the chocolate river and Gene Wilder standing over it whispering little quips.
Anonymous on 2010-08-06:
Dryad, funny enough the candy aisle at one of the places I shop is directly across from the diet/health aisle.
DebtorBasher on 2010-08-06:
Well Dryad, at the end of the candy aisle at one of the stores, is the freezer full of ice cream!

HEY! The stores have their Halloweenie thingies out now! WOO HOO! The fall and winter is a comin' soon!!!
goduke on 2010-08-06:
Kind of looks like butterfinger bites that were out fit a bit. Pretty good, I'll bet.

The coconut M&M's are pretty yummy. We've had 'em up here for quite a while. The go well with big girl drinks.
Anonymous on 2010-08-06:
Dryad> They also made a Strawberry Milk covered Whoppers. I still liked the Reese's flavor better. They sold them in a milk carton style package.
Anonymous on 2010-08-06:
J4A, in the candy aisle?
Anonymous on 2010-08-06:
I found mine in the candy aisle at Walmart. For the tasty goodness of the Reese Cup flavored Whoppers, I'd probably give in and show them my receipt. LOL!
Fufu487 on 2010-08-07:
:P now I have a craving... and it's 1:30 am here. *sigh* guess I'll just have to wait
Alain on 2010-08-07:
Diet? I don' NEED no stinkin' diet! Real men munch chocolate without apologies.
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Frozen Lean Cuisine Chicken Dinners Recalled, Meals May Contain Pieces Of Hard Plastic, According To The Company
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Nestlé Prepared Foods Company in Springville, Utah is recalling approximately 879,565 pounds of frozen chicken meals that may contain foreign materials, the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said. The objects were identified as small pieces of hard plastic, which were discovered after the company received consumer complaints and a report of one injury.
The following products are subject to recall:

9.5-ounce packages of “Lean Cuisine Pesto Chicken with Bow Tie Pasta" brand frozen meals. Printed on each side of each package is a production code of “8280595912,” as well as a use-by date of “Best Before MAY 2010.”

10.5-ounce packages of “Lean Cuisine Chicken Mediterranean” brand frozen meals. Printed on the side of each package is a production code of “8231595912” or “8241595912,” as well as a use-by date of “Best before SEP 2010”; a production code of “8263595912,” “8269595911” or “8274595912,” as well as a use-by date of “Best before OCT 2010”; or, a production code of “8291595912” or “8301595912,” as well as a use-by date of “Best before NOV 2010.”

12.5-ounce packages of “Lean Cuisine Chicken Tuscan” brand frozen meals. Printed on the side of each package is a production code of “8234595911” and a use-by date of “Best before SEP 2009”; a production code of “8253595911” or “8269595912” as well as a use-by date of “Best before OCT 2009”; or, a production code of “8292595911” or “8296595911” as well as a use-by date of “Best before NOV 2009.”

Each package also bears the USDA mark of inspection, as well as the establishment number “EST P-9018.” The frozen chicken meals were produced on Aug. 18, Aug. 21, Aug. 28, Sept. 9, Sept. 19, Sept. 25, Sept. 30, Oct. 6, Oct. 17-18, Oct. 22 and Oct. 27 and were distributed to grocery stores nationwide.
Consumers concerned about an injury from consumption of the products should consult a medical professional. Consumers with questions should contact Nestlé Consumer Services Center at (800) 227-6188. The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline is 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854).


     
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Anonymous on 2008-11-18:
(VH) Thanks Wally, a well known member here that dines on TV Dinners regularly will be glad to see this.
Anonymous on 2008-11-18:
Why thank you ZZ. I dine on frozen dinners as well but not Lean Cuisine those are nasty.
Anonymous on 2008-11-18:
I do as well. I had a Banquet Select for lunch yesterday. Not bad for a buck fifty and a bad case of heartburn!
Anonymous on 2008-11-18:
It's probably just pieces from the backing on the bow ties.
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