Jul 6, 2012

Frozen Friday: Lean Cuisine - Swedish Meatballs

Lean Cuisine Swedish Meatballs is a simple frozen meal of Swedish meatballs with pasta noodles and a savory gravy.

A 9.125-ounce box retails for $3.69 at my local Albertson. I picked it up for $2.

I'm used to Swedish meatballs being paired with a sour cream and mushroom based sauce and it's not different here. Well it is, but with stuff like nonfat milk. 290 calories (and 8 grams of fat) is a hard number to hit and as a result, the flavors here are more muted and bland than the standard stuff.

While it's not as creamy or flavorful as other version, it's still decent; the meatball are of a good size and good number. They're nice and tender as well.

The noodles landed in that middle ground between firm and mushy which is not a bad place to be.

If you're looking for a decent Swedish Meatballs without the calories, Lean Cusine's version is a pretty good choice. If you're not too worried about the calories and fat, I'd go for the full-flavored regular version.

Nutritional Info - Lean Cuisine Swedish Meatballs (258g)
Calories - 240 (from Fat - 40g)
Fat - 4.5g (Saturated Fat - 1.5g)
Sodium - 540mg
Carbs - 34g (Sugar - 23g)
Protein - 17g