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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Healthy Choice Herb Crusted Fish Review

I think I was getting more sleep, when I was blogging in the morning; more sleep, but less house work done. I'm not sure I'm getting either done now, because I'm too tired. This morning I could hardly get my eyes open. Having dry eye doesn't help. I've gone through some eye drops lately.  

I decided to have the apple I'd gotten at Panera with lunch and the pumpkin muffin which came from Panera's as well.

I just had half the muffin, all the apple, and a great big cup of coffee which was mostly decaf.

In case you noticed, the reason my breakfast is on a different plate is because, for some reason, on the camera screen, the apple and muffin didn't look right. The photo seemed very dark, so I switched to a lighter plate, but after seeing the first photos I'd taken, the blue plate actually looked better. Unfortunately, I only had a couple of photos on that plate. Maybe next time I will do a full set and then decide after seeing them on the computer. Having poor lighting does not help.

After starting off late, fooling around on the computer, and then cleaning my bathroom, I finally got around to lunch. I had a huge hickory smoked tofurky sandwich on pumpernickel, with spinach, Havarti cheese, red onion, cucumber, and light ranch dressing.

I also had some leftover fries and onion rings and a few Kalamata olives. This was a really good sandwich. I managed to eat all but the fries.
Lucas and I watched a Netflix movie early this evening. I'd added the movie, "Hanna" to our queue recently and it arrived today. I wasn't sure if this was a movie, I would want to see, but the story line seem very interesting. The bloody parts weren't as bad as I had feared. I don't normally do gore, but I do like action films. I actually laughed throughout this movie. There were several scenes that I found very funny. Although, some of it was sort of a dark humor. The movie was rather unusual. I am sort of torn between 3 & 4 stars. I'm not sure everyone would agree with the 4 star rating. Some may not even give it 3 stars, but I like it. It wasn't the best movie I've ever seen, but it also wasn't the worst. I think I will play it safe and go with  3 stars. Have you seen it? What's your rating?

I had a really late dinner as well. I fixed a Healthy Choice frozen dinner. It was their herb crusted fish dinner with carrots, green beans and whole grain pasta in a tomato basil sauce. 
Complete Meals - Herb Crusted Fish
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 meal (312g)
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 270
Calories from Fat 45

                                             % Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g8%
 Saturated Fat 1.5g8%
 Trans Fat 0g 
 Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g 
 Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g 
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 350mg15%
Potassium 590mg17%
Total Carbohydrate 39g13%
 Dietary Fiber 5g20%
 Sugars 8g 
Protein 16g 

Vitamin A 25% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 8% Iron 10%

Thiamine 8% Riboflavin 8%
Folic Acid 50% Vitamin B12 20%
Phosphorus 25% Magnesium 20%
Selenium 45% Manganese 45%

Diet Exchanges Per Serving**:
Lean Meat (2) Starch (2)
Vegetable (1)  
Contains: egg, fish (pollock), milk, soy, wheat

I'm sorry to say that although this dinner had potential, it was seriously lacking flavor. There was no seasoning at all on the veggies and the pasta was just about as flavorless. The fish was the best part and it wasn't all that great. I was very disappointed because as it cooked in the microwave, it really did smell good, and then when I tasted it and there was hardly any flavor. It was such a let down. I added a little salt to the carrots & green beans and a squirt of Caesar dressing to the pasta because it was all but dry. The dressing wasn't the best idea. I did eat everything, but I didn't enjoy it, so I am giving it 2 stars. Healthy does not have to be flavorless. Skip the soggy breading on the fish and splurge on some seasoning. More tomatoes & basil would have helped the pasta.
Sorry to cut this short but, it's even later than usual and I'm going to bed. Have a great night/day!!!


  1. Healthy Choice didn't have any taste to their foods 20 years ago. It lookls like someone would have changed the seasoning by now. I always choose Lean Cuisine or Smart Ones over all others.

  2. I agree, the Lean Cuisine & Smart Ones that I've tried are much better. Even though I know better, I always fall for the picture on the package.Looks have nothing to do with taste, right?