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Lean Cuisine Szechuan Style Stir Fry with Shrimp Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Oct 21, 2009
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Lean Cuisine Szechuan Style Stir Fry with Shrimp

Because I love seafood and noodles, I was really looking forward to trying the Lean Cuisine Szechuan Syle Stir Fry with Shrimp (try saying that three times fast)! When raw shrimp is included in frozen foods, it can be a toss up as to whether the shrimp is cooked enough upon microwaving. I popped this meal into the microwave for the recommended amount of time, but I had to add an extra minute to get all the shrimp cooked. Microwaves do vary in cooking intensity, and it was only a minor hassle.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 meal (255 grams)
Calories: 210
Total Fat: 2 grams, 4%
Saturated Fat: < 1 gram, 2%
Sodium: 550 mg, 22%
Carbohydrates: 37 grams
Fiber: 5 grams, 20%
Sugars: 11 grams
Protein: 11 grams

The shrimp ended up tasting great, and I really liked the variety of vegetables which included baby corn, snap peas, carrots, and red peppers. The whole grain pasta also had a great texture. The sauce definitely had an Asian influence, but the hot and spicy kick to the sauce was masked by a lot of sweetness. The entree was very cohesive with all the flavors and textures.

Lean Cuisine Szechuan Style Stir Fry with Shrimp provides 230 calories and 2 grams of total fat, none of which is saturated. In fact, there is 43% of the recommended daily value for omega-3 fatty acids from the shrimp. Yes! The entree has 60 milligrams of cholesterol, which is 20% of the DV and that's largely attributed to the shrimp, 550 milligrams of sodium (22% of the DV), 11 grams of protein, 5 grams of dietary fiber and 11 grams of sugars. There's also 60% of the DV for vitamin A, 20% for calicum and 10% for iron.

The ingredients list (which can be seen at the product website), starts with blanched whole wheat vermicelli and shrimp, and is neither overwhelmingly complex or lengthy. I paid $2.20 for this frozen entree while it was on sale at Kroger. I enjoyed all the components of the meal despite the slightly odd sweeter-than-spicy sauce. The omega-3 fatty acid content is beneficial for good heart health, but the amount of cholesterol may be a concern depending on each individual's diet. I'm glad I tried out this Lean Cuisine Szechuan Style Stir Fry with Shrimp and plan on purchasing it again.

{Website: Lean Cuisine}

Rating
Taste: 4
Nutrition: 4
Price: 5
Overall: 4
    Review Updates
  • Sep 28, 2011: Added new picture and updated nutrition info.
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