Friday, I wrote about how a ConAgra rep sent us a couple of the new Healthy Choice meals to review. Today I'm writing about Healthy Choice Mediterranean Inspired Cafe Steamers Lemon Garlic Chicken and Shrimp.
This is another of the new flavors Heathy Choice is introducing, and after really enjoying the Roasted Red Pepper Marinara last week, I was looking forward to giving this one a try. I have to hand it to Healthy Choice's kitchens: they have certainly come up with some good stuff.
Cafe Steamers Lemon Garlic Chicken and Shrimp includes shrimp, chicken tenderloin pieces, spinach, broccoli, tomatoes, and onions in a slightly thin lemon-garlic sauce. The chicken was a bit dry but otherwise good - tender and with good flavor. But I was really surprised by how great the shrimp was - plump, flavorful, perfectly-cooked shrimp are rare in frozen foods so finding these perfect little prawny gems was a happy surprise.
In fact, with the exception of a couple of pieces of broccoli that were a bit on the soft side, everything in the meal came out perfectly cooked and done to a "T." The pasta came out pretty nicely cooked. Neither tough nor chewy, firm but still tender, and the veggies were enjoyable as well, with gently cooked onion, excellent fresh-tasting spinach, and tomatoes that tasted like they had come out of a summer garden. Overall, the veggies were superb.
Accenting it all was the sauce. Nice and light yet full of flavor. The tangy bite of the lemon was a nice compliment to the earthy savor of the garlic, and I was glad to note that Healthy Choice used a light hand with the salt, just enough to bring out the full flavors.
Another great addition to the Cafe Steamers lineup from Healthy Choice. This is definitely another variety that I'd happily buy again.
Calories: 260 (60 from fat)
Total Fat: 6g
Total Prep Time: 5 minutes
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