The Healthiest Frozen or Pre-Made Meals (For When You Just Don’t Want To Cook)

Photo: Target

The frozen food section at the grocery store can sometimes get a bad reputation. Quick and easy typically doesn’t mean healthy – but that is not always true. And just like everyone else, some days I just really, really don’t feel like cooking. (I’m sure you all know the feeling.) That’s why I like to keep a few frozen and pre-made meals around that just take a few minutes to throw together.

So I asked Zach to do some shopping at the grocery store and share a few of his top picks for easy pre-made dishes that taste good – and are good for you.

Photo: Target
Photo: Target

Turkey Sausage & Egg White Breakfast Bowl

Good Food Made Simple

 

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes you just can’t be bothered to cook first thing in the morning. This breakfast bowl is well rounded, full of protein, and good either on it’s own or on top of some avocado toast!

 

Nutritional Info

Calories: 220
Carbs: 15g
Fat: 10g
Protein: 18g

Butternut Squash Curry Bowl

evol plant based

 

For any vegetarians or vegans out there this one is a great option! Even if you’re not either this meal is still going to be convenient, filling, and tasty. My suggestion is saute it instead of using the microwave to get a better texture and bring out the flavor.

 

Nutritional Info

Calories: 330
Carbs: 38g
Fat: 14g
Protein: 12g

Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets

applegate organics

 

If you have kids in the house you know how picky they can be. When I was a kid chicken nuggets were a staple of my diet (and sometimes they still are). Luckily, we now have healthier options that will make kids and parents happy! Like these gluten free, antibiotic free, all white meat nuggets.

 

Nutritional Info

(Per 6 nuggets)
Calories: 160
Carbs: 19g
Fat: 4.5g
Protein: 12g

Southwest Chopped Salad Kit

earthbound farms

 

When you need a healthy, convenient lunch a salad is a great option. This kit comes with all the fillings and a delicious avocado tomatillo dressing. I like to throw in some leftover chicken or salmon to give it some protein and you’ve got a lunch ready to go!

 

Nutritional Info

(Per 1 cup)
Calories: 130
Carbs: 10g
Fat: 9g
Protein: 2g

Photo: Target
Photo: Target

Truffle Parmesan Mac & Cheese

evol

 

This one is a little bit more in the cheat meal category than the healthy one, but it’s definitely worth it. It’s creamy, packed with flavor, and will be ready in minutes. Add a little bit of blackened chicken, tofu, or pulled pork for extra protein if you want. I like to heat it up then put it in a nice plate with a glass of wine because, you know, I’m just that fancy!

 

Nutritional Info

Calories: 460
Carbs: 43g
Fat: 26g
Protein: 14g

Chicken Sriracha Bars

Epic Provisions

 

Sometimes I just don’t have time to even sit and eat. When I need something easy to eat on the go these Epic bars are great. They’re more filling than a typical protein bar and super low carb (so they’re perfect for anyone on the keto diet). This is my favorite flavor, but honestly they’re all good.

 

Nutritional Info

(Per 1 Bar)
Calories: 100
Carbs: 1g
Fat: 4g
Protein: 15g

  1. What is a protein bear as referenced in the Chicken Sriacha Bars?