Those who are interested in using microwave meals for weight loss might be surprised at just how many nutritious options there are on the market. You don’t have to join a weight loss program in order to benefit from these meals; you just have to know what to look for when you go shopping at your local supermarket. From meatless meals to meatloaf, there are bound to be many options to fit your taste buds, help you lose weight and not make you feel deprived.
1. Lean Cuisine Three Cheese Stuffed Rigatoni
At just 240 calories and six grams of fat, there is nothing you won’t like about this meal. The portion size is pretty hefty while the meal itself is just as indulgent as fattier versions. The best part is that you won’t find the pasta to be gummy and the sauce tastes homemade.
2. Healthy Choice Beef Bourbon Dijon
A complete savory meal for less than 300 calories is hard to come by, but this option doesn’t disappoint. The multigrain apple crisp crust, the savory barbecue Dijon sauce and the creamy sweet potatoes are just a few reasons this meal is satisfying and waist friendly.
3. Amy‘s Asian Noodle Stir Fry
You will feel like you’re having a meal at your favorite Chinese restaurant, but without all the fat laden calories that usually go along with it. For less than 250 calories, it’s never been easier to indulge in the tantalizing flavors of ginger, garlic and fresh vegetables.
4. Lean Cuisine Salmon with Basil
The calories are so low in this meal it’s almost like eating a snack! Packed full of goodness with whole wheat orzo, fresh salmon, spinach and carrots, this entrée is topped with a rich, creamy basil sauce that is sure to put a smile on your face.
5. Smart Ones Chicken Parmesan
There is no way you can resist a crusted chicken topped with marinara sauce and delightful cheese, especially when you can eat the entire meal for only 290 calories. The rich spaghetti will really fill you up and keep you satisfied for the rest of the night.
6. Michelina‘s Lean Gourmet Meatloaf
At just 180 calories, this is a great go-to when you don’t have a lot of spare calories left in your day. The meatloaf, mashed potatoes and rich gravy will put an end to your cravings for a meaty meal anytime of day.
7. South Beach Living: Chicken Santa Fe Style Rice and Beans
This meal weighs in at 340 calories and tastes like an indulgent burrito, but without the tortilla. The rich sour cream sauce rounds off the meal, but be warned that the spicy element might leave you thirsty for awhile after enjoying every little bite.
8. Lean Cuisine French Bread Cheese Pizza
Everyone loves to indulge in pizza once in awhile. You can’t beat being able to dig into one of these microwave meals while still keeping your calorie intake in check. This pizza heats up in just a couple minutes and is every bit as cheesy as an average pizza from your favorite local restaurant. At just 340 calories you can’t beat it.