Sunday, March 14, 2010

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Review: Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers Frozen Entrees

For my family, the taste of food is at least equally as important as the quantity when it comes to making us feel satisfied. That is why I've always avoided purchasing any foods that may have anything to do with dieting. I am worried that I will be spending my money on food that is low in calories, but also low in taste. I have always associated the brand Healthy Choice with dieting . . . until recently.

Now I associate the brand Healthy Choice with nutritious, preservative-free, convenient, and perfectly-portioned lunches. All the credit for this can be given to Healthy Choice's new line of Cafe Steamers frozen entrees. I received two different varieties of Mediterranean-Inspired Cafe Steamers to try . . .

Between the two, I much-preferred the Lemon Garlic Chicken and Shrimp. There was plenty of lemon garlic sauce, but it was not overwhelming. I liked very much that I could still actually taste the shrimp, the chicken, and the broccoli's natural flavors. I was pleasantly surprised at how fresh the ingredients tasted. The entree is steamed in a separate tray before it is mixed in with the tangy sauce. This kept the pasta from becoming too soft and overcooked. As I had mentioned before, the quantity of food is perfect for lunch. If I were to use a Cafe Steamers entree for dinner, I would need to add something else to the meal, such as bread sticks or a salad.

In addition to the basic Cafe Steamers line, Healthy Choice also offers Mediterranean Inspired and Asian Inspired Cafe Steamers. I think I will need to try one of each variety to see which ones I would like to have again in the future. Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers sell for approximately $2.88 to $3.29 each. You can always check the website for Healthy Choice coupons to use at your local supermarket.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Healthy Choice and received a sample to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.