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Posted April 20, 2009 by Jennifer Lam (Jenius) in Product Reviews
 
 

My Lean Cuisine Challenge

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When Mark Communications first approached me with a publicity initiative for Lean Cuisine, I wasn’t too sure about the consequences involved with eating packaged food for lunch and dinner all week… but when I read that it was actually free from artificial colours, flavours and preservations, I was in.
The campaign as a whole is rather exciting! Three girlfriends live in a glass-front retail space on Bathurst Street, sort of like a Big Brother in the middle of Sydney’s CBD. And over the duration of a week, they eat Lean Cuisine and take part in a fitness schedule, etc.

Lean Cuisine - Real Food Real Taste range
My week’s worth of Lean Cuisine, thanks to Mark Communications

So along with two of my food blogging friends, ChocolateSuze and NotQuiteNigella, Mark Communications has supplied us with a week’s worth of Lean Cuisine’s new range of ‘Real Food, Real Taste’.
Today was Day One.

Lean Cuisine 'Real Food' - Pumpkin, Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne
Lean Cuisine’s Pumpkin, Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne, served with salad of baby spinach, olives stuffed with anchovies and diced roma tomatoes

Due to the rain, I felt like something really warm and hearty and opted for the Pumpkin, Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne. Having never had Lean Cuisine before or anything similar to it, I was surprised at how quick it was to turn the frozen box into a meal. I was also impressed with the plastic tray which was oven proof! The package even claimed the pasta was made from scratch.
How did it taste?
Considering it was 97% free, it was creamy and very satisfying! The pumpkin was sweet, the spinach and ricotta was a little too salty but it ticked all the boxes for me. Yummo!
Tonight’s dinner will be the Rich & Creamy Mushroom Tortellini.
Without having to worry about lunch or dinner this week, I might just be able to push myself back to the gym!


Jennifer Lam (Jenius)

 
Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Having grown up in a family where food was always at the centre of all celebrations, family events and milestones, Jen is obsessed with capturing irresistible flavours and stories from myriad cultures. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering people to have good food and invigorating adventures - because life is too short for mediocre meals or dull travel. Her hobbies are breakfast, lunch and dinner. She's globally curious, passionate about female entrepreneurship, is a soy chai latte fanatic, and loves vintage, dressmaking and photography.