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Nutritionist-Approved Frozen Meals

Not all freezer meals need to be microwaved



    Nutritionist-Approved Frozen Meals
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    This undated file photo shows a box of Amy's, the counterculture goddess of the frozen food aisle. This noodle stir-fry manages to be non-dairy, cholesterol free and gluten free and contains no bioengineered ingredients, preservatives or trans fats.

    If you're picking up a frozen meal from the grocery store, there are a few things you want to look for before stocking up, according to NBC News.

    A meal that has less than 500 calories and no more than 600 milligrams of sodium is your best option. It should also have at least 10 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber. This will ensure you stay full longer and won't be looking to snack a few hours later. 

    Read the ingredients list. The first ingredient should be a whole food, for example, a protein like chicken, a fruit or vegetable or a whole grain. Avoid trans fats.

    Here are seven nutritionist-picked meals to consider:


    • Sweet Earth Curry Tiger Bowl
    • Luvo Chicken Harissa Chickpeas
    • Evol Vegetable Enchiladas
    • Amy's Kitchen Brown Rice & Vegetables Bowl
    • Caulipower Margherita Pizza
    • Trader Joe's Wild Salmon
    • Gardein Asian Style Chick'n Fried Rice