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Smart Ones, Lean Cuisine, and Healthy Choice frozen meals

on 5/30/12 10:54 pm - NJ
RNY on 03/15/12 with
Does anyone on this board eat the diet frozen meals.  I was in the Supermarket yesterday and lazy so I bought a couple o fthe Lean Cuisine steamer packs.  The carbs are on the high side (over 30 grams) in a 9 oz package but the calories and protein seemed ok.  I had to search hard though since most of the meals included some kind of pasta or rice.  I was able to get one where it was meat, veggies, and potatoes.
Kay L.
on 5/30/12 11:07 pm - N., AL
I eat them on occasion like when I don't have any leftovers to take to work and know I won't be able to get out to get lunch that day. I try my best to buy the ones with the highest amount of protein and lowest carbs. You can also skip at least part of the pasta, rice, potato portion and not eat all of the gravy, if there is any. The biggest issue I have with them is the sodium. Sometimes they make my feet/ankles swell especially now since it's so hot.
Monisha M.
on 5/30/12 11:49 pm - CA
RNY on 07/11/12
I'm still pre-op so I have them now so I try to lose a few pounds before surgery, but once surgery comes I plan on pre-cooking all my meals for the week and freezing them and grab and go. Much healthier and I can control what's in my meal and what I'm eating.
Laura in Texas
on 5/30/12 11:51 pm
I eat one everyday for lunch during the work week. Usually pizza.

on 5/31/12 12:12 am - NJ
RNY on 03/15/12 with
which pizza one do you get?  I avoided the pizza figuring the bread had too many carbs.  I loved Pizza pre op and may want to try it out.
Laura in Texas
on 5/31/12 1:14 am
I love the Weigh****chers Smart Ones pizza the best. One tray of the cheese pizza minis are the perfect size for me.

Christine G.
on 5/30/12 11:51 pm - MA
I get sick wehn I eat these. I think it is the "processed" foods that really get to me...I even skipped eating the starches and still was in pain and throwing up for an hour after. But everyone is different! Good Luck
on 5/30/12 11:52 pm - burlington, VT
i actually LOVE them and my NUT loves them for me because i stick a scoop of protein powder in them non flavored kind :) and for me its okay. i always get the ones with veggies, potatoes steak tips is my favorite :) 
on 5/31/12 12:06 am - Midlothian, TX
I don't care for them.  The carbs and sodium are often high, and I think they don't taste very good at all.  I usually have to add salt to them.

If it's the convenience factor that you are looking for - I often have my hubby grill up some extra steak or chicken and just portion that up for meals all week.  Steak salad, chicken and black beans, all kinds of delicious options for lower carbs and sodium and higher protein.

I do keep a stock of frozen black bean burgers, fish or meatballs for those days when I'm just not feeling it or don't have enough leftovers to last.
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on 5/31/12 12:08 am - Romulus, MI
RNY on 04/25/12
I have tried these and I am 6 weeks post op. These are not very tasty to me and I will not purcahse them again. I will prepare my own meals.