Smart Ones Ham and Cheese Scramble Review

Smart Ones Ham and Cheese Scramble

There’s nothing quite like a tasty egg scramble first thing in the morning. The Ham and Cheese Scramble by Smart Ones looks to satisfy that particular craving with a meal that weighs in at only 180 calories.

Since this is a Weight Watchers product, the SmartPoints value is printed right on the side of the box. The SmartPoints value of this meal is nice and low at 5. That’s definitely one of the lower numbers we’ve seen on these Smart Ones frozen meals.

Now, the instructions on the package say to not vent the layer of film over the dish before heating it. We found this odd, since the film on our dish wasn’t sealed all the way. We’re not sure if you’re not supposed to vent it because it’s already partially open, or if there was a defect in our package.

This meal is primarily made of four things: scrambled eggs, potatoes, ham, and cheese.

Smart Ones Ham and Cheese Scramble

The scrambled egg whites are strange, because Smart Ones feels the need to artificially color them. We don’t understand why this is necessary, as egg whites tend to register with people as being healthier than yellow scrambled eggs. So when you bite into them, your brain is telling you that you’re eating something less healthy but richer in flavor. It’s kind of disconcerting when your taste buds start insisting the opposite is actually true.

The ham is the best part of this dish. It’s sweet and juicy and loaded with flavor. The potatoes are alright, with a nice, grilled flavor, but they’re a bit dry. You might be tempted to add some ketchup to really bring this meal together.

The biggest flaw with this meal is the cheese. It’s supposedly a blend of cheddar, monterey jack, and part-skim mozzarella, but it tastes like cheese-flavored melted plastic. If you mix everything together, the cheese sort of adds this tainted flavor that permeates the rest of the dish. We’d recommend not stirring it too well and then eating around the cheese if you can

We feel like this could have been easily fixed. If the goal is to keep this low in calories, remove the cheese altogether and let the ham take over the flavor thing. If it’s taste, however, simply use a better-tasting cheese.

The Smart Ones Ham and Cheese Scramble could be a much better meal if its flaws were addressed. Unfortunately, the cheese really messes things up for this dish. Plus, the portion size is quite small and it’s unlikely this will fill you up on its own.

If you want to know more about the ingredients or nutrition in this frozen breakfast scramble, check out our package scans below.

Smart Ones Ham and Cheese Scramble

Smart Ones Ham and Cheese Scramble