Heat & Eat Lunches


Some days call for a hearty, hot lunch--one that will power you through yoga class, the rest of your desk-bound day or your chilly late-afternoon walk. One solution: a low-fat frozen entree. They're easy, convenient and calorie controlled. To make sure you're getting enough nutrients, round them out with a high-fiber salad with light dressing, a glass of skim milk and some fruit. Here are some recommendations.

Amy's Black Bean Vegetable Enchilada

1 enchilada (135 g), Calories: 130, Fat (g): 4, Fiber (g): 2, Protein (g): 4

Rating: Excellent

Comments: Delectable, full-bodied chili-tomato sauce; soft corn tortilla; bountiful filling

Amy's Chili & Cornbread

1 serving (298 g), Calories: 320, Fat (g): 6, Fiber (g): 8, Protein (g): 11

Rating: Excellent

Comments: Outstanding black bean chili; smoky homemade taste

Cascadian Farm Caribbean Veggies & Rice Organic Veggie Bowl

1 serving (255 g), Calories: 280, Fat (g): 5, Fiber (g): 3, Protein (g): 7

Rating: Very good

Comments: Sweet and spicy chutney sauce; generous portions

Taj Gourmet Vegetable Korma

1 serving (342 g), Calories: 300, Fat (g): 6, Fiber (g): 7, Protein (g): 8

Rating: Very good

Comments: Fiery ginger-garlic sauce; big vegetable chunks; high-fiber brown rice

Taj Gourmet Chicken Tandoori With Vegetables

1 serving (312 g), Calories: 320, Fat (g): 6, Fiber (g): 5, Protein (g): 8

Rating: Very good

Comments: Chicken and veggies in tangy tomato sauce; brown rice with peas

Healthy Choice Bowl Creations Cheese & Chicken Tortellini

1 bowl (246 g), Calories: 250, Fat (g): 5, Fiber (g): 6, Protein (g): 11

Rating: Very good

Comments: Lots of veggies; cheesy flavor; too-salty sauce

Stouffer's Lean Cuisine Classic Cheese Lasagna

1 serving (326 g), Calories: 290, Fat (g): 6, Fiber (g): 4, Protein (g): 20

Rating: Very good

Comments: Rich, creamy ricotta filling; good amount of zesty sauce

Weight Watchers Smart Ones Main Street Bistro Selections Golden Baked Garlic Chicken

1 serving (283 g), Calories: 280, Fat (g): 6, Fiber (g): 3, Protein (g): 19

Rating: Very good

Comments: Soft chicken chunks; succulent garlic sauce; fluffy rice; too few vegetables

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