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08

Frozen Lunch, Anyone?

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We’re all foodies here, right? Okay good, then I’ll let you in on a little office secret… we are regular consumers of frozen lunches, not only that, I would say that we could be considered frozen lunch connoisseurs. Well, like any office, we enjoy our fair share of left-overs, sandwiches and take-out salads, but as I was standing in line at the microwave one day last week, waiting for one Lean Cuisine to be done so my Eating Right meal could get its due four minutes and thirty seconds, I decided to take an informal office poll – What are our favorite frozen lunches?

The new Chicken Tuscan Panini from Lean Cuisine…

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SacFoodies:

Kim and I have discussed frozen lunches in the office kitchen on many occasions and I would place her recommendations in high regard. 
Kim’s Top 3 Faves:

1. Sesame Chicken from Lean Cuisine
2. Lasagna with Meat Sauce from Eating Right
3. Lemongrass Chicken from Eating Right

“Mommy Blogger” Maria eats Lean Cuisines, but is so busy, she can’t remember the names! However, she just had the Butternut Squash Ravioli for the first time and reported it was delicious.

Butternut Squash Ravioli…

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Christine’s thoughts on the subject:

“In general, I enjoy the [Lean Cuisine]  ‘Spa Cuisine Classics’ – Butternut Squash Ravioli and Salmon with Basil are my top faves. When on sale, I also splurge for the Kashi frozen entrees, of which I would recommend the Lemongrass Coconut Chicken.”

Amy Jackson is an Amy’s Organic loyalist (no relation). She loves how the product line offers a low-sodium option and says the portion sizes are good. Amy once accidentally ate Shelly’s because she also brings in Amy’s Organic (imagine the confusion in our office freezer!). In particular, Amy likes Amy’s Pesto Torellini, Vegetable Lasagna, Enchiladas and Black Bean Casserole. 

Our office freezer…

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Amy’s Organic Enchiladas…

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Honorary Fleishman-Hillard Sacramento SacFoodies:

Super-Intern Jacqueline says that Butternut Squash from Lean Cuisine is her absolute favorite and she could eat it everyday. She also likes their Chicken and Spinach Panini and Chicken Mediterranean. She enjoys the Chicken Enchilada and Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce from Eating Right and says that their Lasagna is so good, even her fiancé likes it!

Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce…

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Although Gayla has switched to sandwiches and salads lately, when the weather gets cooler she’ll be back to the freezer section for a hot lunch. Here are Gayla’s Top 3 Faves:

1. Lemongrass Chicken from Lean Cuisine
2. Lime Cilantro Shrimp from Kashi
3. Butternut Squash Ravioli from Lean Cuisine

Ali admitted to eating frozen lunches, too. She likes Cheese Pizza from Lean Cuisine, Escalloped Chicken and Noodles from Stouffer’s (although it’s not a low fat meal, she says that it’s not that many calories and she likes the breadcrumb topping), and Swedish Meatballs from Lean Cuisine.

As for me, I’ll try anything once, and that includes most flavors of frozen lunch. I like to mix it up, but I do definitely make repeat purchases of certain ones… did anyone mention Lemongrass Chicken or Butternut Squash Ravioli??? ;)

Do you have any frozen lunch recommendations? Leave us a comment!

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  • Kim | Oct 9, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    That Chicken Tuscan Panini was my sandwich yesterday and it may have cracked the top three! Not bad at all. Thanks Jenna for compiling all this data. It’s nice to know I’m not the only slave to the microwave out there.


  • Garrett | Oct 10, 2007 at 11:21 am

    I’m a fan of those select soups what with it getting chilly. That or make a big thing of chili and cornbread over the weekend and pack it for many many lunches. :)


  • Brittany | Oct 16, 2007 at 9:50 am

    I agree! Leftovers are the way to go when it comes to at-work lunches!