Chew & Review: Lean Cuisine Spinach, Artichoke & Chicken Panini

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I really like Lean Cuisine’s line of Panini sandwiches. If I must eat a frozen meal for dinner (and I seriously try not to – it depresses me), I’ll pull out a Lean Cuisine pizza or panini and pair it with a small salad or a mug of soup. I typically shy away from the pizzas and paninis for lunch since they all are at least 6 points, and I try to keep my main lunch entrée at 5 points or less. But then there are times when you’re so far off your diet that adding 1 point to your typical lunch is not going to make any difference and you might as well chow down.

I tried the new Lean Cuisine Spinach, Artichoke & Chicken Panini for lunch yesterday. LC describes it as “seasoned white meat chicken with spinach, artichokes, tomatoes, garlic, cheese & Parmesan sauce on Italian bread.” It contains 6 Weight Watchers points.

Lean Cuisine Spinach Artichoke Chicken Panini

Simply put, it was awesome. It had a ton of flavor, the artichokes were a highlight and the sauce brought everything together. It looked good, tasted great, and I will definitely be adding this to my frozen dining repertoire in the near future. I didn’t add anything to it, and (like I always do) I ate it open-faced. If Lean Cuisine thinks I’m going to stack these 2 sandwiches on top of one another, they’re dead wrong. I like having the look of a lot of food on my plate, and I’m not about to visually halve my lunch.

Lean Cuisine Spinach, Artichoke & Chicken Panini Nutritional Information:

Calories: 310
Fat: 9g
Fiber: 4g

6 Weight Watchers Points

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