Are frozen meals like Lean Cuisine still bad for you?

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  1. onedownfiveup

    onedownfiveup Active Member

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    I'm going to start getting myself back into shape and eating right and really don't have a lot of time to buy a lot of food and prepare it all so I was thinking maybe buying some of those lean type frozen dinners for my lunches.
     
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    onedownfiveup Active Member

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    I'm only on OT at work. If I could prepare food that I buy at work then I would.
     
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    Cook up in bulk. Tuperware containers ftw
     
  4. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    I don't like lean cuisines because stuff like that is so processed...it can't possibly be good for you. Once you get in the mode, it's easy to prepare your meals and eat right.
     
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    sunday is the day of rest....or the day of weekly food preperation...

    for me it's the 2nd...
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    food prep ftw
     
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    Most are bad for you, all of them taste like ass for the most part. Don't waste your money and time. Buy food in bulk and prepare a weeks worth when you have free time (lets say every sunday night). It is healthier and cheaper.
    Make a large pot of brown rice, large pot of whole wheat pasta, cook up a bunch of chicken breast, a bunch of lean ground beef, etc...
    Cooking isn't rocket science, you just have to get creative and have the right stuff on hand.
     
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    I forget who makes them (healthy choice or lean cuisine) but "Cafe Steamers" in the green box are pretty good. Each one is like 200 cals, 25g carbs, 6g fat, and 22g protein. They actually taste pretty decent too. Only drawback is that they're rather expensive.
     
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    Healthy Choice makes those..
     
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    BarbaraWaltersPegleg Irish Guido

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    All those preservatives suck though, its not as healthy as it seems...
     
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    I personally like Lean Cuisine. :dunno:
    I just add more protein to 'em.
     
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    I don't mind some of the south beach ones, when I'm in a hurry. I keep a few in the freezer at work for when I'm in a rush, or need some extra cals or forget a meal or something.

    They are OK. I just try not to make them a habit.
     
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    turbo35 haters gonna hate

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    yeah, the lean cuisine green box deals are ok... I usually add a chicken breast in there too tho, that shit ain't a full meal unless I'm having a lite dinner
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Yeah, its really like a little snack. Not filling AT ALL
     
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    I use them for snacks
     
  16. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    You pour protein powder on everything don't you. Don't lie.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Generally you want to avoid anything that comes in a box, except for high-fiber cereals.
     
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    even though 99% of people who eat cereal have 4x the serving size
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Well those type of people are eating Captain Crunch, not All Bran.
     
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    Are you telling us to avoid Pop Tarts too dunny?
     
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    those come in a foil package
     
  22. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    I knew that meant they were healthy!
     
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    I'm glad this comes in a can.:bigthumb:

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  24. cpz

    cpz I'm OG on and off OT

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    lol
     
  25. xSteveO

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    crock pots are great investments. takes 5 minutes to prep most meals. turn it on, goto work, food is ready for a couple days

    I make the best chili ever

    3 lbs of turkey ground, 2 big cans of tomato sauce, 2 cans of chili ready tomatoes, 2 cans of pinto beans, 2 cans of corn

    seasoning, as much of each as you can stand, I prefer spicy chili:
    salt
    pepper
    cayenne pepper
    paprika
    red pepper flakes
    jalapeno juice, about 2 oz.
    about 4oz of diced up jalepenos

    let cook for 6-8 hours on low, serve over rice, and you have meals for 2-3 days
     
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