December 10, 2012

Atkins Beef Merlot Frozen Dinner

 Rant and Tip for December 10, 2012

Atkins Beef Merlot Frozen Dinner

Good Morning everyone as I promised I have a review of the Atkins Beef Merlot Frozen Dinner.

                This dinner has 21 grams of fat, 16 grams of protein and 6 net carbs. The total carb count is 9 with 3 of them being dietary fiber. Subtracting the fiber from the total carb count gives us the 6 net carbs. This is a perfect combination for a meal choice. 

                In an effort to make my review a legitimate review I have chosen to cook the meal in the micro-wave because this is the process I will most likely use to cook them. I mentioned last week I usually like to cook my own meals from whole natural foods, but also recognize there are times I just need to be able to have something ready to go. For me it is very important to eat on schedule to keep my body fueled. This meal cooks in just 6 minutes.  Perfect for when I am in a rush or at work and have nothing handy to prepare. 

                Upon taking the meal out of the micro-wave the first thing you notice is the aroma of the meal. You can really enjoy the merlot fragrance which emanates from the package. I was pleasantly surprised by it. I removed the film cover from the meal and stirred the gravy into the entire meal. The broccoli had a rich green color and the beef looked delicious and well coated with the sauce. They did not skimp on the amount of the sauce at all. 

                Being a meat fan, I tried a morsel of the meat first. It was very flavorful and tender. I fully expected the meat to have the consistency of Dinty Moore Beef Stew.  Which tends to be very chewy and not of a decent grade of beef, I was pleasantly surprised that is was not chewy at all. Now granted it is not a NY Strip piece of meat or a Filet Mignon, but it was much better than I had hope and I enjoyed every bite. The broccoli was very tender and not over cooked at all. It seems to me that the development of new products over at Atkins Corp has taken the time to even get the cook times right. The down side to the meal was the size of the portion. I would have enjoyed a little more in the meal. However with that said I will definitely purchase this meal in the future. The other suggestion I would make is to eat it with a spoon. You will want to enjoy every bit of it.

                Now as far as your workout I hope you are staying on track and following an exercise program that works for you. I have 3 exercise programs that you can try.

Beginners can start here!

Intermediate program is here!

Advanced program is here!

These are not powerlifter training programs are really designed for the average Joe or Jane to get themselves fit.

Have a great workout!

Tip:  While planning is vital to being successful with any diet and exercise program. These meals can really help in a pinch.

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