Lean Cuisine offers a huge selection of low calorie frozen entrees.
Surprisingly, Lean Cuisine is owned by the same parent company as Jenny Craig (Nestle), but Lean Cuisine meals are much less expensive.
Supermarkets often run sales which price Lean Cuisine meals between $2.00 and $3.00 each. Whenever you see the "5 for $10" sales, (which is very often) that's the best time to stock up.
Sure, we like the prices, but which Lean Cuisine meals are the tastiest?
We’ve scoured blogger reviews, ratings, and comments to compile a list of the best tasting Lean Cuisines for your microwaving pleasure.
First Place Blue Ribbon:
Lean Cuisine knows Italian food. Most who indulged in this dish noted the flavor of the cheese filling. Showmethemicrowave.blogspot.com said, “I definitely got some soft, cheesy, mildly salty goodness out of it.”
FreezerAisleFiles.com said this entrée fulfilled their childhood yearning for Chef Boyardee Ravioli. “Flavor-wise (it’s)…tasty…There’s an ample amount of the chunky tomato sauce, which has a mild…flavor with a little bit of sweetness.”
Lasagna with Meat Sauce
With bite-sized pieces of meat and low-fat cheese, Lean Cuisine has created one of the tastiest frozen lasagnas in the market.
One reviewer noted her co-worker’s envy. “(She) wanted to try this, but I wouldn't share! Can't believe it's so low-fat, and for only 43g carbs, it's a new favorite.”
Seriouseats.com claimed the “…big chunks of a beef-pork-soy blend that felt like real meat and tasted like mild Italian sausage.”
Santa Fe-Style Rice and Beans
Lean Cuisine takes on a Mexican flair with the Santa Fe-Style Rice and Beans, which most enjoy. As one reviewer at brandeating.com said, “Lean Cuisine's rice and beans had more of a slightly seasoned, tangy tomato flavor to it and the sour cream and green chili sauce also echoed that and added some creaminess as well.
Another reviewer exclaimed, “…this is actually kind of tasty. I think it was the cheesiness of the sour cream that did it for me."
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Save the trip to your local Chinese restaurant. One Leancuisine.com reviewer stated, “I can eat this 5 days a week. The sauce is what makes it so delicious.”
Another reviewer claimed, “For frozen food, this was surprisingly good! I enjoyed the mix of flavors and the veggies were great.”
Macaroni and Cheese
You don’t have to give up your childhood favorite when dieting! Said one reviewer “(It’s) so rich and creamy! A macaroni and cheese you don't have to feel guilty about.”
The health and wellness site, Dr. Gourmet, said, “There's good body to the pasta with some chew to it.”
And finally, I'll leave you with a handful of my personal favorites: Three Cheese Stuffed Rigatoni, Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Chicken, Ranchero Braised Beef, and Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli.
Dig in folks, and keep those microwaves humming! Before you know it, you'll be as lean as the cuisine!