We’ve come a long way since the first “TV dinners” of slimy turkey and gritty mashed potatoes. Now, there’s a wide variety of frozen meals available in pretty much every supermarket—some even claiming to be natural, healthy products. The bad news is that there are still lots of frozen meals packed with sodium and fat—traditionally used to replenish the taste lost in the freezing process.
Healthline decided to help take the guesswork out of the frozen food aisle. We researched package-labeled “healthy” frozen dinners to determine which ones are actually good for you. We took into account common nutritional data—like calories, saturated fat, and carbohydrates—but also included other dietary essentials—protein and fiber—in our decision-making process. And of course, taste was a factor as well. Only the most well-rounded, healthy meals had a chance in competition.
There's no need to be afraid of the freezer aisle. Find out which frozen dinner options are the healthiest and tastiest.