Review: Smart Ones Frozen Dinners

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I’m sure nearly everyone has heard of Weight Watchers, but have you heard of Smart Ones Frozen Dinners?

I’ve got to admit, frozen dinners are not something that I normally add to my shopping list. When I was given the opportunity to review some of the Weight Watchers Smart Ones selections, I had a good look around their website before I made my decision. What I found was a large assortment of healthy, portion controlled meals in convenient single serve frozen dinners. I liked what I saw.


Smart Ones is commited to providing smart food choices to support you while managing your weight. That’s why we follow a set of six smart eating principles when creating food for you. We promise to be there throughout the day with smart breakfast, snacks and meals inspired by these principles.

  • Portion control so you can eat the foods you love.
  • Breakfast is crucial, because it starts your day right & helps control hunger.
  • Smart eating includes a variety of foods with protein.
  • Whole grains, fruit and vegetables can keep you fuller, longer.
  • Smart desserts and snacks can help you stay on track.
  • Support and knowledge are critical to making smart food choices.

When allergies or food intolerances are an issue, having to go to a store and check each individual package for the ingredients list can make shopping a less than enjoyable experience. As someone with an uncommon intolerance to onions, I can appreciate that I was able to see the full ingredient list for each variety directly on their website which was much easier than trying to read the tiny wording on the side of the box. You can also use the search function on their website to narrow down your results by your favourite main ingredients or the Weight Watchers daily Point Value.

Each meal clearly indicates it’s Weight Watchers Point value, calories, fibre,  fat, and protein content on the front of the packaging, which can certainly help take the stress out of your daily menu planning even without using the website.

My thoughts:

Weight Watchers Smart Ones

It turned out that my son did the shopping for me, and I had told him to pick out anything he thought I would like. His choices were right on with my taste, but only one of the three did not have onion in them which was thankfully not a big problem. I realize that onions aren’t going to be a problem for many people, but I decided to make mention of them since they do affect my experiences.

My son chose three of their Gourmet selections, but Smart Ones come in a large assortment which includes meals suitable for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All three of these meals did indeed fill me up, but if you have a bigger appetite the Smart Ones Satisfying Selections offer 4 varieties that are 30% larger than these are.

Smart Ones Thai-Style Chicken & Rice Noodles

Thai-style Chicken & Rice Noodles

If you enjoy the Thai Sesame Salad that is available at the deli counter at Safeway or other retailers, then you will enjoy the Smart Ones Thai-style Chicken & Rice Noodles. It’s a little on the spicy side, but I thought it to be milder than many spicy foods and it really did taste very good. There was just enough sauce to nicely coat all the noodles, and even though there were only 5-6 pieces of chicken they were big enough to break apart to make them more spread out.

Smart Ones Stone-Fired Crust Fajita Chicken Pizza

Stone-Fired Crust Fajita Chicken Pizza

The Stone-Fired Crust Fajita Chicken Pizza is a little bit larger than the average single serving frozen pizza, and I was a bit reluctant to cook it in the microwave. Any time I have made a frozen pizza in the microwave it has ended up being soggy, not something that I enjoy. Fortunately that wasn’t the case with the Smart Ones Pizza, thanks to the silver tray provided with the packaging the crust was crispy yet soft just the way I like it. The box is designed to be folded into a platform to use right in the microwave along with the silver tray which means an additional plate is not necessary. A great feature when eating on the go, at work or at school.

Since the pizza had onions on it, I did have to pick those off but the pieces were big enough that it was easy to spot and remove them all without any hassle. In fact, all of the toppings on this pizza were bigger than I had expected which is definitely a good thing.

Smart Ones Orange Sesame Chicken

Orange Sesame Chicken

The Orange Sesame Chicken was my least favorite of the three, it didn’t taste terrible or anything but the sesame orange sauce didn’t quite taste like any I’ve tried before. I determined this may be due to it being sweetened with sucralose, a sweetener that I rarely use. It only had 4 pieces of breaded chicken, but each of these were big enough to cut into at least 3 pieces and once cut up were plenty for the overall dish. This one also has onions in the ingredients list, but they weren’t visible since they were only a part of the seasoning and there wasn’t enough of them present to make my stomach upset.

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28 Responses to Review: Smart Ones Frozen Dinners

  1. I’m glad to hear you had a good experience.
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  2. Shari G says:

    Those actually look tasty and edible! LOL That’s not always a given with frozen dinners. I think weight watchers is such a great program as they teach you healthy eating and habits you can actually use after you reach your goals.
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  3. hmm The pizza is interesting, I normally don’t like microwaved pizza either, but I may have to try this one
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  4. These are all I used to eat when I was single or w/o kids. I am glad they are continually coming up with new product choices.
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  5. LaVonne says:

    I love Weight Watchers. I don’t usually eat the frozen meals but do love the snacks and cheese!
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  6. Jenn says:

    WOW those look so good! They look like take out not frozen dinners! I love how they are portion controlled!
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  7. lesa says:

    I am always looking for good one person meals for those times when I am in a rush. Those actually look good.
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  8. Ashley says:

    Love Smart Ones! I really like their ice cream sundaes :)
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    • Misfit Momma aka Missy says:

      I haven’t had a chance to try any of the desserts yet, but I will keep an eye out for them!

  9. AlannaB says:

    Those actually do not look that bad, especially the pizza!
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  10. I really like Smart Ones meals. Sometimes I just need something quick. Microwave dinners have been a lifesaver at times!
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  11. junetta sparks says:

    I love these too!! Its amazing what they can do now to help you lose weight and feel Awesome!

  12. Cassie says:

    I love these. I have got to try the orange sesame chicken. Yum yum!

  13. Cheryl says:

    Looks delicious! I’d like to try the pizza one.
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    • Misfit Momma aka Missy says:

      A few years ago, chicken on pizza was rare to find but was something I always thought would be good. I’m glad it’s more common now because it really is delicious!

  14. I really like their vegetarian pasta options a lot! I have about 3 of them in my freezer now. Yum!
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  15. MARY T says:

    My favorite Smart Ones is Three Cheese Ziti. I could eat it 3 times a day! And, it does not have onions!

    I’m with you about disliking onions in frozen dinners, especially the little pearl onions. In my opinion, they ruin the whole meal, and I read ingredient lists to make sure I don’t buy the meals with them.

    • Misfit Momma aka Missy says:

      I don’t just dislike onions, I have an intolerance to them and they make me sick. I can handle a few and will just get an upset stomach, but too many can make me violently ill.

  16. I really like the Smart Ones meals! They are always tasty!
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  17. Rosey says:

    I think I’d be happy to give the pizza a try, I like those chunky toppings!
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  18. Carol says:

    I absolutely love the weight watchers desserts.
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  19. I’m not typically one for frozen or microwave style dinners but these actually look *and sound* really good!
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  20. I am on a diet and I want to make it sure that I am eating healthy food! I will surely give this a try!
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  21. Finding frozen food with whole grains is such a find!
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  22. Georgia Beckman says:

    I may try these after reading your review. I need to lose weight but have always steered away from frozen dinners also. One of my biggest problems is eating regularly throughout the day. Since the little birdies have all left the nest, my husband & I have gotten into the habit of eating once a day, in the evening. I know that is not good, but it’s very hard to change. I think something like these SMART ONES selections may be able to get me on track since they offer a variety of meals & not just “dinner” time meals.

  23. Lila M. Mcintosh says:

    The Fajita Chicken pizza was good, I would definately buy it again. The cheese pizza was boring and not worth it. I think Lean Cuisine does a better job on the cheese, however the crust on the weight watcher’s pizza was the best crust I’ve even had on a “diet” pizza. Too bad they don’t sell it solo, then I could add my own toppings. because I did two pizzas and the Fajita, I rate a 3 and the cheese a 2, I’m going to give an overall rating of 2 1/2.
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  24. Jess B says:

    This actually makes me want to try Smart Ones. I always assumed diet meals were tasteless and too small to make a real meal out of. But after reading this I may just have to give it a try! Breaking up the chicken is a good idea too because when I eat meals I have to have a pretty equal amount of everything.

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