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Old 01-04-2008, 08:34 PM   #1
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This might have been talked about before, but I'm not sure. Anyway I bought a box of lean pockets (like hot pockets) tonight and had one for dinner. I'm rather unimpressed. I got the turkey/broccoli/cheddar one I believe. It didn't take very good and I'm really disappointed. Are there any lean/hot pockets that are actually REAL tasting????
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Old 01-04-2008, 08:49 PM   #2
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Some of them taste great. I love the philly steak ones and the ham and cheese, the pizza ones are pretty good. My daughter likes the chicken mexican ones can't remember their names. I eat them from time to time when I am in a hurry or they are haveing something high in fat for lunch. I like them because they are low in fat and not to bad on carbs. Eat them maybe once a week.
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:31 PM   #3
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I agree they aren't real tasting to me either.. even though I used to eat them all the time. But recently I started making my own homemade version of Lean Pockets. I make some whole wheat pizza crust ahead of time and keep it in the fridge. Then when it's time for lunch I just throw in a bunch of ingredients that sound good. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. You could even cook them ahead of time and freeze so you can heat them up in the microwave later. The homemade ones are much more healthier than the real thing and much more delicious!
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That sounds soooo yummy!!! Maybe I'll make some of those up for dinner this week!
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:52 AM   #5
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I don't really bother with Lean Pockets. I agree, they're nothing exceptionally yummy and they're too many calories for the amount you get. To me they're just not very filling.

Think I'll give the idea of making my own a shot, thanks
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I agree with LLV--for me, they're not very filling, and it's not enough food for the calories. Also, even the Lean versions don't have the greatest of ingredients--for the amount of calories, I could have something much healthier and more filling. I've never had a Lean or Hot Pocket that was so impressive in flavor that I tried to work it into my plan.
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:41 PM   #7
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Actually the breakfast (cheese and bacon, i haven't tried the cheese and sausage) lean pockets are awesome!! They are sooo good!
The others are pretty bad though, you ladies are definitely right about that. But if you still have it in you to try another flavor, the bacon and cheese ones only have 150 calories and taste like real food (to me, and I usually eat two at a time, but that is really filling).

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Old 01-06-2008, 12:17 PM   #8
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I agree with LLV--for me, they're not very filling, and it's not enough food for the calories. Also, even the Lean versions don't have the greatest of ingredients--for the amount of calories, I could have something much healthier and more filling. I've never had a Lean or Hot Pocket that was so impressive in flavor that I tried to work it into my plan.
Same here. I don't bother with them.

Now, I DID try the whole grain Lean Pockets because they're much lower in calories than the regular Lean Pockets. But I didn't like the flavor or the texture very much.

However, I agree with Maria about the breakfast pockets. Those are great for a quick snack to take the edge off of hunger until you can eat a meal. They're much smaller than the regular pockets, but they're definitely tasty and way lower on the calorie scale.
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I LOVE the breakfast sausage, egg, and cheese Lean Pockets! I havent found any others I enjoy.
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:32 PM   #10
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Pizza is my favorite, though if I am craving pizza it falls short of quenching my salvation for ghetto Italian/American food. Homemade is the best way to go, that way... it'll be more like reheated pizza.
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I enjoy the breakfast lean pockets, but beware because the sodium on them is a lot higher than more fulfilling foods.
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Old 01-14-2008, 02:18 AM   #12
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The only lean pockets I like are the philly cheese steak ones, but then again they're not very filling for all the calories that I remember them having in them, so I don't even bother with those... They're just one of those 'not worth it' foods.
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:24 AM   #13
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I'd rather have a lean cuisine than a lean pocket... they are so yummy... and for a 'treat' my fav's are the pizza or panini's
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