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Mar 30, 2012

Frozen Friday: Lean Cuisine - Roasted Turkey Breast

Lean Cuisine's Roasted Turkey Breast comes with stuffing, an herb gravy, and a side of warm cinnamon apples.

A 9.75-ounce box cost me $2.50 on sale.

At 290 calories, it is actually 20 calories more than it's Stouffer's analog. Basically, the Lean Cuisine version has less fat (4g to 9g) and less sodium (630mg to 910mg) but more carbs (49g to 30g).
The most abundant ingredient here is actually the apples, which explains the carbs. It had a sharp almost sour tartness to it and wasn't too cinnamon-y. I would have preferred a little more apple and a little less sauce.

The turkey breast medallions were kept somewhat moist by the gravy and like most frozen turkey dinners, the croutons in the stuffing were also kept moist (read: soggy) by the gravy. The gravy had a lighter flavor than is typical but also was less salty which I liked; it wasn't particularly herby though. Still, I like turkey and stuffing and while this was pretty middling as far as frozen turkey dinners go, I still enjoyed it.
I would go for the Stouffer's version over this though; it has a bit more flavor and nuance (and mashed potatoes!).

Nutritional Info - Lean Cuisine Roasted Turkey Breast (276g)
Calories - 290 (from Fat - 35)
Fat - 4g (Saturated Fat - 1g)
Sodium - 630mg
Carbs - 49g (Sugar - 27g)
Protein - 14g


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1 comment :

  1. As long as the folks making the stuff keep the gristle out of the meat.

    I have eaten similar concoctions in the past and looked for gristle so I could remove it but the gristle is good at hiding.

    Yuck... biting into that gristly stuff. Some hard and other varieties are softer.

    Akin to those little hard-to-see/find bone pieces in hamburger that can break a fragile tooth into pieces/shards.

    At least gristle in my experience has never been a tooth breaker.

    Oh the trials and tribulations of the omnivore when tackling edible critters.

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