This Atkins Frozen Meal review was not compensated, nor did the company contact me. I am publishing this purely on my own.
I rarely eat frozen dinners. They just don’t appeal to me, I am skeptical of where the meat came from (I have a horror of accidentally ingesting horse meat), and they are usually just plain icky. On the other side of that coin is the fact that I work long hours sometimes and I don’t always have time to fix food for myself. Sometimes I am ravenous and ready to chew the insides of my cheeks off, you know? There’s no time for cooking and you know what happens when you just start grabbing at sustenance. It ain’t pretty.
Anyway, I got a coupon for $1 off Atkins frozen dinners and I decided to try them out. The only one I thought was gaggingly disgusting was the Italian Sausage. The chili was not my favorite but it’s edible. And, surprise, surprise, everything else was pretty darn good!
You can eat the Atkins frozen meals at any stage of your diet — even in induction. Be careful though, different people respond differently to ingredients and if you have them often you may stall your weight loss. I went through hell week last week with deadlines and I admit to grabbing too many meal bars, frozen dinners, and shakes. Guess what happened?
Anyway, while I was warming up this meal I thought that it might be helpful to also review it so that you knew what I liked and didn’t. Keep in mind that my pickiness knows no bounds — food is what I do for a living.
Atkins Crustless Chicken Pot Pie Review
This meal is described as white meat chicken breast, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, and julienned carrots in a sherry and herb cream sauce. Believe it or not, that is exactly what you get! The chicken is tender and not rubbery, the vegetables are done beautifully, and the sauce is delicious, once you add a little salt. It was a nice portion and did fill me up but I don’t eat a lot, either. There is 22 grams of protein, 330 calories, and just 5 grams of net carbs.
Add a big salad an you should be good to go!
I took a good look at the ingredients list and there were only three things you would probably not add to this recipe if you were making it at home
- modified food starch
- annatto (a natural coloring)
- xanthan gum
It passed my flavor and my nutrition tests with flying colors.
Is this crustless chicken pot pie better, or even as good as what I make at home? Hell, no. I can do way better than this. The thing is, sometimes I don’t have time. This fills the gap, giving me a nutritious, low carb meal that tastes good, without my having to work for it.
It’s really all I ask of frozen food.
The dinners can be pricey – I think that I paid 3.99 and that was with the coupon. It may be more or less at your store. Give them a try but listen to me. Stay away from that Italian sausage one. It is horrible.
I’ll review more as time goes on. They seem to be coming out with new ones all the time. Check the Atkins site and the coupon sites for coupons. If you order their free starter kit I think you get coupons in that as well. The dinners are available at Safeway/Tom Thumbs and Wal-Mart near me. Check with your local store to see if they are available in your neck of the woods.