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Premade meals from the frozen aisle that are actually healthy

Madeline Glasser is an Army wife and toddler mom with her Bachelors of Health Science in Physiology from the University of Arizona. She lives in Savannah, GA and enjoys good food, sweaty workouts and the adventures life as a family of th...

Healthy Frozen Meals

Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day to cook a healthy dinner. Luckily, you can find some meals in the frozen aisle that are actually healthy and ready when you are.
Woman shopping for frozen foods

Life gets busy, and some days there just isn't time to cook a healthy meal. Having some healthy options stocked in your freezer can be a lifesaver at times like these. However, it can be hard to find frozen meals that aren't loaded with unhealthy ingredients. There can be a tradeoff between quality and convenience. Fortunately, you can find some healthy premade meals in the freezer aisle if you know where to look.

Tips for finding healthy meals in the freezer aisle

Look for meals that are well-balanced. Make sure that the meal you are choosing includes whole grains, protein and fruits or vegetables.

Read the labels. Frozen meals are often stocked with less than stellar ingredients and are full of sodium. Look for a simple ingredient list and a low sodium content to get the most nutritional bang for your buck.

Healthy premade meals in the freezer aisle


Amy's is a brand committed to using quality ingredients in frozen meals. It also offers a variety of meals that cater to different dietary lifestyles, such as vegan, vegetarian, no-dairy, no-soy and gluten-free diets. Some quality Amy's meals include these:

Amy's Light & Lean Spinach Lasagna

Light & Lean Spinach Lasagna

Amy's Light & Lean Black Bean Enchiladas

Light & Lean Black Bean Enchilada


EVOL is a relatively new fixture in the frozen foods aisle, but this brand is committed to using quality ingredients. If you look at the labels, you can see for yourself! Here are some of the options:

EVOL Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas
Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas
EVOL Chicken, Bean and Rice Burrito
Chicken, Bean & Rice Burrito
EVOL Teriyaki Chicken Bowl
Terriyaki Chicken Bowl

Lean Cuisine

Lean Cuisine recently launched the Honestly Good version of its frozen meals. These dinners are made with quality ingredients and excellent flavors.

Lean Cuisine Lemongrass Salmon

Lemongrass Salmon

Lean Cuisine Honey Citrus Chicken

Honey Citrus Chicken


Applegate products are all natural with no added nitrates or artificial ingredients, and the meat comes from animals that are humanely raised. Applegate is also committed to running a sustainable company.

Applegate Chicken Nuggets
Chicken Nuggets
Applegate Organic Beef Burgers
Organic Beef Burgers
Applegate Hot Dogs
Hot Dogs

So, just because you're rushed doesn't mean you and your family can't eat healthy meals. Make sure you choose your frozen premade meals with caution to ensure the highest quality and nutritional benefit.

More healthy eating tips

The secrets to healthy home-cooked fast food
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