Dr. Gourmet's Food Reviews

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.

It's a little dismaying, reading the list of nearly 75 items we've reviewed from Healthy Choice: the vast majority of them are labeled "don't eat." I puzzled over this. From my (and our panel's) admittedly anecdotal experience, it seems that overall, frozen meals have been improving in quality and flavor over the years.

Sure, there are those newer brands, like Saffron Road or Sweet Earth Foods, that are exceptional, but they're still smaller, newer companies. Two of the three heavyweights of the frozen food world, Lean Cuisine and Weight Watchers, do seem to have improved over the years. Yet it would seem that Healthy Choice hasn't. Today's reviews suggested a reason why. Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers »

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What is a Mediterranean Diet? Find out how familiar foods are part of this healthy style of eating.

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The How and Why of Eating Healthy

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Featured Recipes

Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts

Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts

Asian food uses a lot of cruciferous vegetables: cabbages, broccoli, brussels sprouts, bok choy, and so on. This combination of brussels sprouts and kung pao sauce makes for a great side dish and one that is perfect either hot or cold.

Shrimp Scampi Orzo Pasta Salad

Combining the garlic and olive oil in the pan at a bit lower roasting temperature along with the shrimp and tomatoes will keep it from turning too brown and creates a mellow umami flavor. The butter simply melted into the salad at the end provides the rich flavor of scampi.

Shrimp Clemenceau

Shrimp Clemenceau recipe from Dr. Gourmet

Most Shrimp Clemenceau recipes, as with many recipes in general, call for much too much fat - usually butter. I don't have anything against butter, but any ingredient that simply overwhelms the dish is a problem. The butter does provide richness, but too much of a good thing is just that: too much.