Make no mistake. Stouffer’s line of Lean Cuisine frozen meals don’t mean skimpy size nor tasteless diet fare. If you’re looking for a great, satisfying hot lunch or dinner meal to cook up fast in your microwave, then these Lean Cuisine Flatbread Melts should qualify under real taste, convenient preparation as well as value.
Bread in frozen meals can be a real mixed bag. Sometimes you’ll get bread so crispy, crunchy it qualifies as a dental risk. I love crunchy bread as much as the next guy, but I’d rather keep my teeth intact, then risk them on some of the frozen breads out there. Just as bad perhaps, are the breads found in frozen entrees which are overly processed and preserved. Invariably these breads come out of the oven soggy or worse yet slimy moist. Lean Cuisine Flatbread Melts gets the bread perfect. These thick round little pizza like breads are slightly crisp, yet doughy soft. The texture and flavor are delicious and if the topping wasn’t half as good, the flatbread melts might still be worth recommending. The good news is the vegetables, meat, cheese and assorted toppings taste fresh and full bodied.
Here are the taste tempting varieties: Chicken Philly, with white meat chicken, onions, peppers, pepperoncini and a cheddar cheese sauce in a delicious soft flatbread, Chophouse Steak, with Beef steak, onions, red peppers, blue cheese crumbles and a mild blue cheese ranch sauce in a scrumptious flatbread, Pesto Chicken, with grilled white meat chicken, sun dried tomatoes, red peppers and a creamy pesto sauce, and finally Chicken Ranch Club, chock full of chicken, tomato, bacon, cheddar and mozzarella cheese with a ranch sauce in a soft flatbread.
My favorite flavors are Pesto Chicken and Chicken Philly. I must warn those with sensitivity to spicy food, that the pepperoncini in the Chicken Philly is quite powerful indeed. I love spicy food, but even I was a bit surprised at the spicy punch it socked me with, while still enjoying it.
Here’s a main nutritional breakdown for Lean Cuisine Flatbread Melts. Depending on the variety you choose, these numbers will vary. This is nutritional information for the Pesto Chicken.
Total Fat 8g or 11%, Saturated Fat 3g or 14%, No Trans Fat, Cholesterol 20mg or 7%, Sodium 630mg or 25%, Total Carbohydrates 43g or 14% and Protein 22g.
Stouffer’s Lean Cuisine Flatbread Melts impressed me with both bold flavor and freshness. I’m not someone who seeks out most frozen meals with bread, because most of the time the bread is so badly mishandled. Stouffer’s definitely serves up fresh, tasty bread in these meals. For between $1.99 to $2.99 depending on the store, these Stouffer’s Lean Cuisine Flatbread Melts deliver great taste, and solid nutrition, all at an affordable, value packed price.