In years past, in fact before I had Ms. Daisy, I used to exist almost entirely on frozen diet meals. It was easy to take them to work and throw them in the microwave in the middle of a busy day and I *knew* how many calories I was consuming, which enabled me to fit into all the cute outfits I used to wear to the office.
After I got pregnant, I swore off of these meals and ever since have been trying to keep as many pre-packaged foods out of my diets period.
This past couple of weeks, however, I've been extremely busy, so busy that I frequently find myself skipping meals and/or snacking at weird times. As I'm trying to keep within a certain number of Weight Watchers points, I went to the store to purchase just a few frozen meals for "emergencies" - you know, those days when 4 minutes of microwave time is all you have? Frozen diet meals all have those WW points right on the package, so I thought it would make things so much easier and avoid calorific pig-outs.
I bought several brands - Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice, Smart Ones, and Safeway's own "Eating Right" brand - and over the past couple of weeks I have been attempting to eat them. I say attempting because two mouthfulls into almost every one of them, I quickly change my mind and throw them in the bin.
THESE THINGS ARE AWFUL on a level of awful that just makes me shake my head and wonder HOW THE HELL I ever put them in my mouth in the past.
Needless to say, I'm going back to tuna and chicken (snore).