Monday, May 9, 2011

Healthy Choice review

As you know I have been eating healthy and trying to control and watch everything I eat. It is an everyday job of counting calories and trying to get all the nutrition I need from the food I eat. I had the opportunity to review 2 Healthy Choice meals. When I headed to the store the first thing I noticed was the packaging. Check this picture out, how easy is it to see how much protein, whole grain, and calories there are in this meal? Very easy. So looking for a healthy meal was simple. Picking out a meal now thats the hard part, they all looked very good. But here is what I picked.
Independentmami thoughts-The Lemon Pepper was really good. I even got a dessert. This meal was only 330 calories. After a long day at the office I put this in the microwave for under 5 minutes and it was ready to go. And I did not have to worry about nutrition because it had it all, fiber, whole grain, etc.. Great meal!!
Independentmami thoughts-The Lemongrass Chicken and Shrimp hit the spot. I love Asian food. Now I do not have to worry about not eating healthy because this meal only has 270 calories. The great taste with all the nutrition. And this meal was so easy to make right in the microwave.

Healthy Choice Information- Research Findings

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese, which puts them at increased risk for heart disease, diabetes and the metabolic syndrome.

Recent research shows that replacing 10 meals per week with a portion-controlled Healthy Choice meal, as part of a reduced calorie diet, can lead to improved quality of life and dietary quality.

The study, conducted during 2009 and 2010, followed more than 60 participants for 30 days with one group primarily eating Healthy Choice meals for lunch and the other group mainly for dinner every day. Participants were also instructed to add 2-3 food items to their diet, such as fruits and vegetables, according to their caloric/gender needs.

Participants in the study:

o Lost an average of six pounds and trimmed their waistlines by about one inch
o Improved the quality of their overall diets by increasing dietary fiber, reducing saturated fat intake by 50 percent and consuming 30 percent less cholesterol and sodium
o Reported an increased sense of well being, having more energy and feeling healthier after just 30 days

The research was presented by the Rippe Lifestyle Institute at the Experimental Biology Conference in April 2011 and funded by ConAgra Foods.

As Americans look for ways to make simple, positive changes to their diets, incorporating a ready-to-eat, pre-portioned healthy option, such as Healthy Choice, is a simple way to be more health conscious, lose weight and improve quality of life.

Healthy Choice has nearly 70 varieties for fewer than 400 calories that provide positive nutrients such as whole grains, fiber, protein and antioxidants. For more information visit

Brands with “healthy” in their name are held to a higher nutrition standard set by the FDA. Healthy Choice is the only major brand in its category that can call 100% of its products “healthy” as defined by the FDA. This means that each meal must be:

1. Low in fat
2. Low in saturated fat
3. Controlled in sodium and cholesterol
4. Supply at least 10% of the daily value for three beneficial nutrients (calcium, protein, fiber, iron, vitamin A or vitamin C)

***Disclosure-I received 2 coupons for product review. This is a sponsored post and compensation is being received. These are my honest opinions. These meals have been Indepedentmami tasted and are Independentmami approved.

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