Smart Ones, Lean Cuisine, and Healthy Choice frozen meals
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.
I am in the Puree stage and use them so that I can have some variation on what I eat at dinner. I get the ones that do not have a lot of pasta in them. I just take the main part the meat and puree that and eat it. It looks like cat food but does not taste that bad. Don't think I will want one again for a long time after 4 weeks of having one each evening. They are high in salt and some of the meat is what I call mystery meat, but helped me get beyond the puree stage. Real food starts next week. Yaaaaaah
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I think they are a good solution if you are a busy person and want something that is pre-portioned and you don't have to put too much thought into it. :)
Haven't had one since my operation (5 weeks out), but fully intend to go back to them as a convenient, reasonably healthy lunch at the office option, saving my home cooked meals and leftovers for dinners! I always liked the vaguely asian ones or the balsamic vinegar pasta ones best before....General Tso's chicken, sesame chicken, balsamic chicken and pasta, etc. They have vegetables and rice or pasta....guess I'll have to see how they go down with my newly redesigned pouch.