Health: It would be easy to presume the Lean Cuisine Grilled Chicken Primavera as being a healthy meal. It is loaded with nutritional value and is low in fat. However, this frozen meal contains some saturated fats that may not be preferred depending on your diet. Lean Cuisine Grilled Chicken Primavera has 220 calories, 25 milligrams of cholesterol, 24 grams of carbohydrates (8% Daily Value) and 6 grams of sugar. The sodium in this frozen dinner is slightly high. Some nutritional benefits may outweigh any disadvantages in this meal depending on your perspective. Lean Cuisine Grilled Chicken Primavera has 18 grams of Protein, 5 grams of fiber and a significant amount of Vitamin C at 60% of your daily value.
Quality: Lean Cuisine Grilled Chicken Primavera is part of the “Spa Classics” line from this brand. It comes with cherry tomatoes, grilled pieces of chicken, asparagus and whole grain vermicelli pasta. The combination of ingredients is mixed with garlic sauce. This frozen meal is not filling at all. The tomatoes and asparagus are in short supply.
The sauce in Lean Cuisine’s Grilled Chicken Primavera has a good density. However, the chicken and noodles are in small portions like some of the vegetables. The only decent portion of this frozen meal is broccoli. There is almost enough of this vegetable to make your own separate dinner using ingredients at home. Lean Cuisine Grilled Chicken Primavera would make a nice lunch if you do not have a lot of time to eat. However, it does not make a hearty dinner.
Price: Lean Cuisine Grilled Chicken Primavera costs $3.99 at many grocery stores and convenience stores. I found this frozen meal on sale for under $2 at a grocery store. The cost of a Lean Cuisine frozen meal can add up quickly if you buy more than two at a time. This can increase your grocery bill to the point where you may not have room for beverages, breakfast items or snacks. If you have a large family, it is best to purchase Lean Cuisine Grilled Chicken Primavera when it is on sale.
Taste test: Lean Cuisine Grilled Chicken Primavera tastes very good. The creamy garlic sauce adds a nice flavor to the chicken and vegetables. The broccoli is good and does not have an artificial flavor or texture like vegetables in other frozen meals. There is just enough sauce to cover all of the food and nothing more. The whole grain pasta was a nice alternative to regular pasta made of refined flour.
Verdict: Lean Cuisine Grilled Chicken Primavera is a good dinner to prepare for children and some teenagers. However, it will not satisfy many working adults who want a fulfilling dinner. It can pass as a worthy lunch selection for college students but there are better options at the grocery store. I would deem Lean Cuisine Grilled Chicken Primavera as a healthy meal overall, despite a few questionable nutrition facts. The pasta alone may place this frozen meal above many other selections in the frozen food aisle.