While perusing the frozen food cases at a Hartford, Connecticut supermarket recently, I noticed a display of various Healthy Choice frozen dinners. Being a big fan of beef pot roast, I decided to purchase one Healthy Choice Beef Pot Roast frozen dinner. After eating the meal, I decided it would be a good product to review.
Presented here in an effort to assist the consumer, is an honest and objective review of the Healthy Choice Beef Pot Roast frozen dinner.
The net weight of the standard-sized Healthy Choice Beef Pot Roast frozen dinner is 11 ounces. According to the nutrition facts label on the package, one meal counts as one serving.
The regular retail price charged for one 11 ounce package of Healthy Choice Beef Pot Roast frozen dinner at Hartford, Connecticut area food stores varies. The price that I paid at an independent supermarket was $3.49.
Texture / Consistency
The variety of food items contained in the Healthy Choice Beef Pot Roast frozen dinner offer a range of different textures.
To begin with, the beef pot roast is real beef and its texture is similar to that of pot roast that one would be served at home or in a nice restaurant.
To be honest, I was pleasantly surprised by the high quality texture of the beef in this dinner. A very good thing is that there was virtually no fat or unpleasant matter attached to the beef. A nice and thick cabernet gravy also topped the pieces of beef pot roast.
The green beans included in the dinner were quite fresh and their texture was close to al dente, or ‘firm to the bite’. The little pieces of carrot served with the beans were in a julienne cut and were likewise fresh.
Unfortunately, the whipped potatoes in the Healthy Choice Beef Pot Roast frozen dinner did not offer a pleasing texture. The serving of whipped potatoes was very small and to me it seemed like they contained mostly air.
The Healthy Choice Beef Pot Roast frozen dinner contains 250 calories, with 60 calories from fat, per one meal serving. This meal also contains 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 6 grams total fat, 40 mg of cholesterol, 500 mg of sodium, 790 mg of potassium, 32 grams total carbohydrates, 5 grams of dietary fiber, 18 grams of sugars and 17 grams of protein, per one meal serving.
Taste / Flavor
Beef pot roast is usually one of my favorite dinners. The flavor of the beef pot roast in this frozen dinner is actually quite similar to that of homemade pot roast.
The small amount of whipped potatoes that are included with this meal taste good enough, but there’s so little of them to enjoy.
The green beans and carrots in the Healthy Choice Beef Pot Roast frozen dinner taste fresh and appealing.
Strangely enough, the apple-cranberry dessert that is part of this meal, did not contain any cranberries. The apples that were there were quite tasty, however. To my tastebuds, they tasted like a really good version of spiced apples.
The Healthy Choice Beef Pot Roast frozen dinner is packaged in a standard-type cardboard frozen dinner box.
The box has a green and white front label that features a nice photo illustration of the enclosed dinner and the rear and side labels feature all pertinent nutritional, ingredient and heating instructions.
On a flavor scale of one through ten, I would assign this frozen dinner a rating of 8.75. For a frozen dinner, that’s a very good score.
If you’re looking for a tasty, high quality frozen dinner that is low in calories, the Healthy Choice Beef Pot Roast frozen dinner fits the bill quite nicely. This frozen dinner is recommended.
Personal experience with purchasing and eating the product
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