Progresso 50% Less Sodium Minestrone-- I've told y'all that I grew up eating authentic Italian food. My family's from Italy, and we'd eat all sorts of things like minestrone all the time (don't even get me started with the Olive Garden version of Pasta e Fagioli or Minestrone... that's just wrong). Again, don't want to slave away for hours putting my own minestrone together, so I bought this one. And I was pleasantly surprised. The tomato-based broth was not water as I expected it to be, and there was plenty of extras-- kidney beans, pasta, carrots, string beans, and potatoes. Progresso never skimped on this one. I'd try it if I was you! I believe one serving (half the can) was about 190 calories.
Smart Ones Chicken Enchilada Suiza-- Even though the picture is blurry, you can imagine my surprise when I saw the appetizing picture of two chicken enchiladas and rice for only 5 WW points (about 310 calories). Imagine my further surprise when I opened the box at my office to find two enchiladas about the size of my two fingers put together. That's what I was going to eat? It wasn't all that bad after I warmed it up. The enchiladas (and the cheesy sauce that goes along with it) were pretty spicy and you could actually see the chilis in it. If you can get past that initial surprise of REALLY? THAT SMALL??, it's actually not bad. I'll be buying this again.
Smart Ones Orange Sesame Chicken-- If you know me, you know how much I looove Chinese food, especially sesame chicken. While I was browsing the Smart Ones selection at my local Kroger last Sunday, I saw this and almost cheered. Talk about false hope. For 320 calories, I was really disappointed in the taste. It was overbearingly orange-y. I thought there would be a hint of orange. Plus the sauce was so thick, I found it kind of revolting. I probably won't be buying this one again.
Smart Ones Morning Express Canadian Style Bacon English Muffin Sandwich-- Mmmm.... I love me some McDonald's Egg McMuffins. I also love me some breakfast for dinner (c'mon, you know you do too!). When I saw this, I thought I was getting an awesome two for one deal. Eh. Again, not all that impressed. It was teeny tiny, and for another 90 calories, I could have the real thing (as a treat of course, not every day!). Another thing that I probably won't be purchasing again.
Smart Ones Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas-- These things rock!!! Sure, they're not as greasy as the ones you enjoy at Chili's (mmm... and I do love those) and they have that weird kind of cheese in there, but they deliver what they promise... yummy, low calorie quesadillas. You need to remember that there are TWO servings in each package (so each quesadilla is one serving), but you can pair this up with a salad or some carrots for a good lunch.
Um... wow. I've been eating a lot of frozen/prepared meals over the past month! Scary. I guess that's what happens when you get burned out on PB&J sandwiches. Amy's of course has been my standby-- love her burritos and her Garden Veggie Lasagna. What are your frozen/canned standbys?