Product Type: Weight Watchers Ready Meals
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Compact but Yummy
Weight Watchers Lasagne
Member Name: norton501
Weight Watchers Lasagne
Advantages: Tasty, quality, nice compact meal
Disadvantages: May not be enough for some (if you are not on a diet)
I am a huge lasagne fan- and because I do not want to BE or GET huge, I opted to buy the Weight Watcher's Beef Lasagne that I saw on offer in the frozen food section of my local Co-op store for £1 last week. The pack is brightly coloured as in the photograph and is well branded so you know it is part of the Weight Watcher's food range. The RRP is £2.25 (in the Co-op) which I consider to be pricey for a frozen meal for one, but normally if you look out for offers in the supermarkets I never find it too hard to find a lasagne for around £1.
The cooking instructions are standard for any frozen lasagne: poke holes in the film covering, 6 minutes in the microwave, remove the plastic film, then another 203 minutes depending upon the wattage of your microwave (or 25-35 minutes in the oven). I always microwave my lasagnes as they take too long to cook in the oven- and I am impatient when i'm hungry!. My routine for a frozen lasagne is- when you remove the film, sprinkle mixed herbs and a little pepper on the lasagne and add some grated cheese, then microwave for an extra 2-4 minutes until it is literally bubbling when you open the microwave door. But this is just how I like my lasagnes! And I am aware cheese is not a diet food- you if you follow this recommendation, you may like to leave off the extra cheese or at least use low fat cheese!
I didn't have very high hopes for this as I thought low fat and only 257 calories (7.7g fat) meant it would taste bland- but I was very surprised. The lasagne itself looks and tastes exactly like any normal (non-weight watcher's) lasagne- it is just smaller. So, essentially you are still getting the taste and creamy sauce, but in a smaller box than you would get if you bought a different lasagne, that would have more fat and calories as it was a larger portion!
This is very clever portion control by Weight Watchers and I found the lasagne on its own (albeit with the added cheese and herbs) was a decent light main meal for one. It did fill me up and the quality/ taste of the meat used and the tomato sauce, the pasta and creamy sauce they use is on par with good other frozen lasagnes.
Overall- I would recommend this product for the taste, the portion control size and if you can find it on offer, then even better. I am considering just filling my freezer with these for when I next have a lasagne craving but don't want the guilt of seeing i've just eaten 700 or 800 calories afterwards!
Summary: Great for a light meal
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