Friday, January 18, 2013

Lean Cuisine Review and Giveaway

If I'm looking for a quick and easy lunch, I often opt for Lean Cuisine.  Since they offer so many different meal options, you'll quickly form new favorites.  The food is tasty and low in fat and calories which you can't beat, not to mention very convenient. I've been enjoying Lean Cuisine for many years now and always am on the lookout for new additions from them. 



Lean Cuisine is a brand of frozen entrees and dinners.  The brand began as a low-fat, low calorie version of Stouffer's products. Today, the line-up includes traditional dinners, ethnic dishes, pizzas, whole grain Spa cuisine entrees and paninis.  All LC items are required to meet the "lean" criteria of less than 10g of fat, 4.5 g or less of saturated fat, and less than 95 mg of cholesterol. The dishes are also calorie-controlled, with most items in the 200-300 calorie range. My favorite LC meals are the panini's, pizzas, and pasta.  I also enjoy the sesame chicken and fiesta grilled chicken too.  There are so many options, guaranteed to satisfy anyone.

The big in taste but low in calorie brand has recently come out with a new product. Salad lovers listen up, Forget spending $10 on a speciality salad at a market or restaurant, make your own and save money. Lean Cuisine has come out with four new salad additions in the flavors of: Asian style chicken salad, bistro chicken salad, cranberry and chicken salad and south-west style chicken salad.  Each salad comes with its own ingredients and dressing already packaged, all you have to do is provide the greens.



I was sent two varieties of the salads to try, Asian style chicken salad and the cranberry and chicken.  I think this is a very innotivate idea.  I love to eat salads but it can be a pain to buy all of the ingredients and chop up the veggies.  Not to mention all of the ingredients can be costly too.  I am much more inclined to eat a salad when it's already created for me. 

The cranberry and chicken salad sound delicious to me, so  I decided to try that one first.  This salad comes with raspberry cabernet vinaigrette, grilled white meat chicken, diced cranberries, broccoli, red onions, yellow carrots, and crunchy sesame sticks.  How fantastic does the salad sound already?

I brought this to work to have for lunch today. I brought some spinach leaves to use as the base of the salad.  I try to be good during the week and eat healthy. Having this helped me to stay on track.  The salad was really easy to make.  The first step is to prepare the salad dressing.  You just have to let the packet thaw in a glasss of room temperature water since it is frozen.  I am not a big dressing lover so I knew I wouldn't be using much of it.  You put the chicken, fruit and vegetable steam pouch in the microwave and cook for about 2 and a half minutes.  Then you put the greens of your choice in the bowl, put the heated ingredients in and toss.  I finished everything off by adding the yummy crunchy sticks and a light layer of dressing.  

The salad was really delicious actually!  I thought the chicken was juicy and had a nice flavor to it. All of the veggies were steamed and cooked well and the cranberries were perfectly tart.  The crunchy sesame sticks gave a nice added crunch that I really liked. The raspberry dressing was very interesting.  I really enjoyed the sweet flavor of it and it paired fabulously with the chicken and the cranberries.  I was impressed at how fresh the salad tasted considering it came out of my microwave.  What I love most is that this is a low-cost lunch that you would pay big bucks for at a restaurant.  The whole salad has 280 calories which I think is not bad at all. This salad would be perfect for lunch or school or even for anyone on the go.

I look forward to trying the Asian chicken salad soon, I just have to buy more lettuce! :)

Five lucky winners will get to have their salad dreams come true when they win a Lean Cuisine prize pack featuring 5 Lean Cuisine free product coupons to purchase a salad addition of their choice, 5 Fresh express free product coupons to purchase lettuce, 1 lunch bag and a pair of salad tongs.



http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/8b93dd60/



193 comments:

  1. I like the Spinach & Mushroom Pizza- Deep Dish

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  2. I like the Spinach & Mushroom Pizza- Deep Dish

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  3. I like the spaghetti and meatballs.

    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

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  4. I like the Lemon Chicken.
    seknobloch(at}gmail(dot)com

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  5. I love the French Bread Pizza with Pepperoni. I have this a few times each week for lunch. Delicious!
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. I like the lean cuisine sweet and sour chicken meal.

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  7. Roasted Garlic Chicken Pizza-Wood Fire Style. The garlic on this pizza is so yummy!

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  8. I like the french bread pizzas
    qxcat@att.net

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  9. I've never tried Lean Cuisine, but the Roasted Vegetable Pizza-Deep Dish looks good.

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  10. I like the Chicken Enchilada Suiza.

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  11. I like Butternut Squash Ravioli

    kafkaesk at verizon dot net

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  12. Cheese ravioli!! My wife loves those. Id love to surprise her with the prize

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  13. Chicken Enchilada Suiza is my favorite!

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  14. sweet and sour chicken

    cb_shorty2003@yahoo.com

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  15. I love all the LC products, Fiesta Chicken is a fave. Wondering if this is Sammi from OLS?

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  16. i like the Sesame Stir Fry with Chicken.

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  17. I had the turkey, dressing and apples last night for dinner. Delicious!!

    Judwah@sbcglobal.net

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  18. I love their Butternut Squash Ravioli

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  19. I love the orange peel chicken

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  20. I like the Spaghetti and meatballs
    brand242003@yahoo.com
    brandy graham (name on rafflecopter)

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  21. My favorite is the Classic Five Cheese Lasagna.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  22. My favorite Lean Cuisine meal is the Four Cheese Pizza.

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  23. I like the spaghetti and meatballs!

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  24. spaghetti, lasagna or sweet and sour chicken

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  25. I like Lean Cuisine 3 cheese pizza.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  26. lemon chicken debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  27. sweet and sour chicken
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  28. I love the Cheese Ravioli

    Claire McKeon
    mosaic317 at gmail dot com

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  29. I like the Lean Cuisine French Bread pizzas!

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  30. I have never tried these, but I like the sounds of Sesame Stir Fry with Chicken Jan

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  31. Market collection mushroom tortelloni
    Ttrockwood@yahoo.com
    Ttrockwood

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  32. Chicken with Almonds
    Chicken tenderloins with rice,vegetables and almonds.

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  33. I like many of their products, but the cheese lasagna is a favorite.
    jhsimpson(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  34. i blogged entry #1
    http://kosherpickle-everythingandanything.blogspot.com/2013/01/sammis-blog-of-life-lean-cuisine-review.html#links

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  35. i blogged entry #2
    http://kosherpickle-everythingandanything.blogspot.com/2013/01/sammis-blog-of-life-lean-cuisine-review.html#links

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  36. i blogged entry #3
    http://kosherpickle-everythingandanything.blogspot.com/2013/01/sammis-blog-of-life-lean-cuisine-review.html#links

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  37. i blogged entry #4
    http://kosherpickle-everythingandanything.blogspot.com/2013/01/sammis-blog-of-life-lean-cuisine-review.html#links

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  38. i blogged entry #5
    http://kosherpickle-everythingandanything.blogspot.com/2013/01/sammis-blog-of-life-lean-cuisine-review.html#links

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  39. Spaghetti and meatballs for sure!!


    tgibso.in111@yahoo.com

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  40. I like the Butternut Squash Ravioli
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  41. I like the turkey medallions with apples

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  42. My favorite is the Santa Fe-Style Rice & Beans
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  43. I like the Chicken with Peanut Sauce

    apoalillo {AT} hotmail dot com

    alyce poalillo

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  44. I like the Garlic Chicken Pizza

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  45. I am a fan of their variety of french bread pizzas.

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  46. Southwest-Style Chicken Salad

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  47. I LOVE THE BBQ CHICKEN PIZZA FROM LEAN CUISINE :)

    (SHAYNA)

    shebebes@yahoo.com

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  48. I love the Steak Panini - thank you.

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  49. Wrote on your FB page
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10151354862867357&id=307593407356

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  50. heather says the fettachini alfredo is my fav
    hg temp addy at hot mail dot com

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  51. I love their sesame chicken and spaghetti and meatballs

    goldengoddiss09(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. Roasted Garlic Chicken Pizza-Wood Fire Style

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  53. I Love Sweet And Sour Chicken From Lean Cuisine

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  54. i like the Sun Dried Tomato Basil Chicken Flatbread Melts

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  55. i like to orange chicken

    hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

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  56. I love the baked chicken with potatoes or garlic chicken with spinach :)

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  57. sweet and sour chicken
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  58. I like the cheesey broccoli and potatoes.

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  59. I like the Ranchero Braised Beef.
    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  60. I love the Mushroom Tortelloni

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  61. I like the french bread pizza.

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  62. It would have to be the Cheese Ravioli

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  63. I like the Lean Cuisine Mac & Cheese.

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  64. I like the Chicken Enchilada Suiza or Potstickers

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  65. Roasted Garlic Chicken Pizza
    caseyeve_003 at yahoo dot com

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  66. Butternut Squash ravioli.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  67. Chicken Enchilada Suiza and the Santa Fe Rice and Beans

    rugerpuppies at hotmail dot com

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  68. wrote on your FB wall
    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10151359730602357&id=307593407356

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  69. I love their Cheddar Potatoes With Broccoli.

    kaleidoscopequeen at gmail dot com

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  70. I like the Chicken, Spinach and Mushroom Panini.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  71. I love the Supreme French Bread Pizza

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  72. i like the mushroom pizza or pasta

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  73. I love love love their garlic spring rolls, I also tried the new salad things and the chicken cranberry one is great, I like being able to just add lettuce!

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  74. New Southwest Style Chicken Salad Creations is great and you add your own Lettuce!

    wendym at cableone dot net

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  75. I love the sweet n sour chicken.

    (Karla Sceviour on rafflecopter)

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  76. I like the sweet and sour chicken

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  77. I can't remember the name of it, Ranchero Braised Beef? It's beef in a bbq-like sauce with mashed sweet potatoes. Yum!

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  78. I LOVE the Chicken in Peanut Sauce! Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  79. I like their Sweet and Sour chicken

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  80. Butternut Squash ravioli!

    sweetmissa at gmail dot com

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  81. I love their pizza!

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  82. I love their Mushroom Pizza!
    magickalblessings26{at}gmail.com

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  83. I haven't tried tried anything yet!

    Lle Schreiber on Rafflecopter

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  84. My favorite LC is the Salmon with Basil. Thanks

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  85. I love the Sesame Stir Fry with Chicken!

    Daisy @ http://www.trendymomreviews.com

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  86. The lemon chicken

    coupons at amandaemily dot com

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  87. butternut squash ravioli though i like a lot of them.

    dani marie ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  88. Love the Mushroom Pizza

    Bud L - Rc form name

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  89. I like the mac and cheese the best. Thanks for hosting!

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  90. fetticini alfredo!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  91. My favorite is their Chicken Carbonara meal.

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  92. the Chicken Enchilada Suiza

    ahedden12atgmail.com

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  93. The orange chicken is my favorite.

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  94. fettuccine alfredo

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  95. I love,love,love the Ranchero Braised Beef.

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  96. I like the cheese ravioli

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

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  97. I like the 5 cheese Rigatoni.


    Desiree Dunbar
    desireedunbar@hotmail.com

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  98. Roasted Garlic Chicken Pizza-Wood Fire Style

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  99. I love the Thai Style Chicken Roll Ups.

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  100. glazed chicken

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  101. Cheddar Potatoes with Broccoli!

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  102. Chicken Enchilada Suiza.

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  103. Chicken Enchilada Suiza but they have so many good choices.

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  104. I live on the French Bread Pizza with Pepperoni. I can't go without Pizza!

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  105. My favorite is the Steak Panini!

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  106. My favorite Lean Cuisine meal is Hunan Stir Fry with Beef.

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  107. mezzaluna mushroom ravioli. it is SO freakin good

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  108. Roasted Garlic Chicken Pizza-Wood Fire Style

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  109. i like the spahgetti and meatballs joseph gersch jr

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  110. butternut squash ravioli!
    howardreviews
    atgmaildotcom

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  111. The Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

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  112. I like the spinach and mushroom pizza.

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  113. I love their Butternut Squash Ravioli

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  114. Please tell me what your favorite Lean Cuisine meal is. This is a mandatory entry.

    Steak Panini!

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  115. The Spinach and artichoke dip with pita bread is really good.
    bookloon at gmail dot com

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  116. I love the Lemongrass Chicken
    Thank You for the giveaway

    Fiona N

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  117. I love the Spinach & Mushroom Pizza- Deep Dish

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  118. lemon chicken

    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  119. spaghetti and meatballs.;)love it!;)

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  120. My favorite meal is the Lasagna with Meat Sauce. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Tiffany Hearn
    Tandt625 at hotmail dot com

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  121. I love their cheese ravioli. Thank you for this opportunity.

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  122. I LOVE the Mac and Cheese

    Danielle F.
    daniellefawley@stfrancis.edu

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  123. My favorite meal is the Lemon Pepper Fish.

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  124. I love Lean Cuisine Orange Chicken! Thanks.
    sweepster49 at comcast dot net

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  125. Chicken Enchilada Suiza is my Lean Cuisine of choice!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  126. i like the spinach and mushroom pizza

    thischickwins at gmail dot com

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  127. My favorite is the Butternut Squash Ravioli.

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  128. I like their flat bread pizza.
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  129. babeque chicken pizza

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  130. I like the turkey and green bean dinner

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  131. Roasted Honey Chicken is my fave :)

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  132. http://www.leancuisine.com/Products/Details.aspx?ProductID=87
    jumbo meatballs/rigatoni -- my fave

    (lisa lo) rc form

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  133. Chicken Enchilada Suiza is my favorite!

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  134. sweet and sour chicken

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

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  135. I like the Alfredo Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli.

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  136. I like the lean cuisine sweet and sour chicken meal.Dorothy Deakyne

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  137. I like the sweet and sour chicken-Dorothy Deakyne

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  138. I like the Chicken Enchilada Suiza the best.
    Michelle Tucker

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  139. Aaron Bretveld

    My favorite right now is the Ranchero Braised Beef (w/ sweet potatoes)

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  140. The macaroni and cheese by far!

    sugarsweet7202@yahoo(dot)com

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  141. ROAST TURKEY WITH APPLES
    CATHY TRUMAN
    kbtruman(at)att(dot)net

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  142. My favorite meal is the Lasagna with Meat Sauce

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  143. butternut squash ravioli

    almanyc_1 at netzero dot com

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  144. The sesame chicken is my favorite.

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  145. my fave is the the lean cuisine sweet and sour chicken thanks crystal allen

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  146. I like their pepperoni french bread pizza wilcarvic
    [at]gmail[dot[com]

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  147. I have never tried Lean Cusine products

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