Thursday, March 3, 2011

Healthy Choice Garlic Herb Shrimp

Just a simple meal review here…

Today’s meal is the Healthy Choice Garlic Herb Shrimp.  This is one of Healthy Choice’s “Steaming Entrée” products – which is not the line with a colander nested into a bowl, but the line that includes a small, single tray that does not require puncturing of its plastic wrapper for cooking.  The cardboard packaging portrays the product to be chock full of vegetables and other natural ingredients; there is even a stamp-like image that states “Fresh Taste from Quality Ingredients” and photographs of the individual natural ingredients.  The ingredients listed begin with whole grain pasta, zucchini, asparagus, and shrimp.

Another thing that further solidifies this product’s description as “healthy” is its taste.  Which is to say…it tastes very boring.  Now don’t get me wrong; as I’ve said on many occasions, I like the taste of a good fresh vegetable.  But somehow this product’s bits of asparagus and zucchini just didn’t add the flavor I desired.  Additionally, the sauce was overly mild – a bizarre statement, many would say, about a garlic-flavored sauce (since afternoon meetings following consumption of such a named sauce are typically not a good idea). 

I wouldn't say I would never eat this again, but I can’t say I’d turn to it if I was looking for rewarding flavor. 

Calories:  260
Fat:  7 g
Sodium:  600 mg
Notable good nutritional content:  Folic Acid 20%
Notes on cooking:   single shot, 3 - 3 ½ minutes
Notes on packaging:  clear plastic tray, recyclable 


  1. I like how "healthy" is equal to "boring." Sad to say that's true for a lot of these boxed, frozen meals.

  2. I just ate this meal. It was incredibly bland, the pasta overcooked & mushy, the shrimp rubbery, however the veggies were surprisingly crunchy. I would not repurchase :o(

  3. I just had this for dinner and it was horrible. I usually like all of the small steamers from Healthy Choice but this is one I'll never purchase again. :(

    1. They aren't kidding with the quantity on the box profile. I got 5 teeny tiny shrimp (which is all they have in the photo). All liquid sauce and pasta/carbs, very little else. Sad. Tasted okay but I won't purchase again.