Low-fat meals are flawed by uneven flavors

Rush-Hour Remedies

January 13, 1999|By Joanne E. Morvay

* Item: Healthy Choice Bowl Creations

* What you get: 1 serving

* Cost: About $2

* Preparation time: Five to eight minutes microwave, 42 minutes in oven

* Review: For those of us who worry about what we eat, these all-in-one meals are low in fat and calories. Unfortunately, some flavors are uneven. The Chili and Cornbread (made with beef and pork) brimmed with a variety of beans and had just enough bite to make it interesting. The Roasted Potatoes with Ham offered hearty flavor but was disappointing with pieces of gristle mixed in with the ham. The Turkey Divan had lots of broccoli, but the not-very-tender pressed chunks of meat weren't helped by gravy that tasted like brown paste. Other flavors include Chicken Teriyaki with Rice and Colonial Style Chicken Pie.

Pub Date: 01/13/99

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