Lean Cuisine #CulinaryChic

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on January 24, 2013

in Italian

We all know that I can be a bit of a food snob in that I truly enjoy great meals. I relish the opportunity to visit great restaurants, sometimes spend far too much money on a meal out or ingredients for a meal in, and generally avoid convenience foods.

However, with this whole watching what I’m eating thing and general lack of free time, I’ve turned to the convenience of Lean Cuisines. With the help of DailyBuzz Food and Lean Cuisine, I was given the opportunity to sample one of their new Chef’s Pick frozen meals inspired by famous chefs such as Chicago local Paul Kahan of Big Star and Avec fame.

I was thrilled to see that my local grocery store had almost all of the new Chef’s Pick items, but one in particular jumped out at me: Mushroom Mezzaluna Ravioli.

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Upon opening the package, I was thrilled to see large pieces of red pepper, a generous amount of actually green spinach, and about eight half-moon (hence the mezzaluna) ravioli. I followed the microwave instructions and then transferred my ravioli to a nicer bowl for photo purposes. Don’t you all do that?

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While it doesn’t quite look like the picture on the box, I was thrilled to see that the sauce had actual structure rather than the typical thinner sauces, and the aroma was simply delightful. One bite and I’m now hooked and will be buying this meal quite often. The only qualm I have, as I do with every other Lean Cuisine I eat is the sodium content. I can drink more water though, if it means more diet-friendly delicious mushroom ravioli!

I’m truly excited to have these new Chef’s Pick options at my disposal because, if these delightful mushroom ravioli are any indication of taste, they’re all sure to be delicious!

Lean Cuisine and Daily Buzz Food provided me a coupon to try a Chef’s Pick meal and compensated me for my time and effort. All opinions, words, and photos are my own.

xoxo

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I have partnered with Lean Cuisine through DailyBuzz Food to help promote their new line of Chef’s Pick products. I have been compensated for my time commitment to work with this product. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Thank you Lean Cuisine!

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Jenn@slim-shoppin January 26, 2013 at 8:32 PM

I usually don’t do lean cuisines, but that one sounds good – I’ll have to check it out!
Jenn@slim-shoppin´s last blog post ..Claire’s pierogi’s made with won ton wrappers

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Biz January 27, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Whenever I heat up Lean Cuisines for my boss, I always put them in a pretty dish – makes you feel like you aren’t eating a frozen meal!

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