Weight Watchers Smartones Frozen Meals

By melissa5786 Latest Reply 2011-06-20 08:28:38 -0500
Started 2011-06-13 12:00:02 -0500

I've been looking up some new recipes and a lot of blog sites are talking about the Smartones products. I was just curious if anyone here eats any of them? I'm looking for quick breakfasts and lunches. So, I was just wondering if anyone has any suggestions?

12 replies

jladytiger1979 2011-06-20 08:28:38 -0500 Report

I stopped eating them. Not only for the incredible amount of sodium, but a lot of them are high in carbs, additives & preservatives. I plan my meals out a week or 2 in advance. I switch them up when I get tired of them. Current breakfast is 2 kashi 7 grain waffles, 1 hardboiled egg with the yolk removed when I open it, a serving of fruit (usually cantaloupe or whatever is fresh from the farmers market. I I don't see anything I want there then I will buy a bag of frozen berries from the supermarket.) and 2% cottage cheese OR One of the new 2% already mixed cottage doubles in a pinch.
For lunch I usually carry leftovers. If you are single, find a recipe and if it says 4 servings, split it up into 4, eat 1 for dinner and use the leftovers for 3 lunches. I am married, no kids so I will seperate half when I'm finished making a recipe for dinner and have 2 lunches! If you have a family to feed just make exrta using the same guidelines. If I don't feel like doing that I will cook a turkey burger or chicken breast and grab a Nature's own sandwhich roll or 9 grain bread and make something to go with it. (Lately I've been hooked on whole wheat couscous salad) SOOO easy to make and done in 10 minutes!! It really is healthier to look toward less processed items. I admit that sometimes you CAN'T avoid them, but I make every effort to try.

MewElla 2011-06-20 07:50:42 -0500 Report

These meals are quick and easy but usually are loaded with sodium which I try to watch carefully. Good in a pinch I suppose.

lesalew 2011-06-17 17:03:17 -0500 Report

They are filling and good for wieght loss, but you should fix your own meals when your at home and just use these for work.

cheetah1976 2011-06-14 09:23:33 -0500 Report

I don't do frozen meals. Most have too much sodium in them. I find freezing my own meals is cheper and healthier.

melissa5786 2011-06-14 08:07:55 -0500 Report

I don't particularly like frozen meals myself, but there are times when I don't have time and need something quick. I want to keep it healthy, so I figured Smartones and Lean Cuisines were the best way to go, meal-wise. I'll just have to buy a few and do a little testing and even see if I actually like the taste.

Thanks for all the input everyone! :D

cottoncandybaby 2011-06-14 07:56:27 -0500 Report

I much prefer the Lean Cuisine meals over the SmartOnes, in general. They have come out with some excellent choices, they make a good, quick lunch, which keeps me on track once or twice during the week, when I don't have time for making lunch at home and just want something that is quick, but also tasty and not high calorie. I always have at least a dozen in my freezer, so I don't start makng bad choices, when I am starving at lunch time and have little time. My teenage daughter loves some of them, also, especially the new Thai egg rolls and Ginger chicken ones. Most of them are very good, and you can usually find them on sale for $10.00 for 4 or 5 packages, not bad price. A few of them are bland, but most by far are really good, just watch the salt content, as some are high in salt. But for once or twice a week, it is a good choice and makes portion control very easy. Try the sesame chicken and cheese ravioli too.

edvel54 2011-06-13 22:23:28 -0500 Report

They are not bad, but it is cheaper to make your own…unless they are on sale and have a good coupon

RAYT721 2011-06-13 20:49:29 -0500 Report

I have healthy frozen entrees that come from my freezer. Because a lot of the recipes that my wife and I make at home are healthier and we can control the ingredients we are able to save time and money and sanity with healthier food options that those from stores. Our favorite meals to freeze include jambalaya, chili, low carb pastas, and certain casseroles. I can't speak about the WW entrees but reading the labels and reading your meter may give you the answer(s) that you do or do not want.

Narg 2011-06-13 13:52:57 -0500 Report

I eat them from time to time. Quite good for what they are. If you know how to calculate the "effective carbs" of a meal, that may help. These have foods that have the ability to lower the intake of the cards they contain, so adjusting meds/insulin may be needed. That's a very complex topic though, so talk to your doctor first.