Today’s emphasis on fresh ingredients and healthy eating makes many of us feel guilty when we head toward the frozen food section at the grocer. But hey, who hasn’t come home late from work tired to the bone and in no mood to do any more than rip open a frozen entrée carton? Relieve your guilt by choosing from these frozen foods that deliver fewer calories and healthy options.
Kashi Stone-fired Thin Crust Pizza Mushroom Trio and Spinach
Trade off the saturated fat you’d get from dairy with more monounsaturated fat from olive oil with this pizza that gives you more pesto than cheese.
Newman’s Own Thin and Crispy Uncured Pepperoni
The pepperoni lacks the nitrites and nitrates you’d find in most sausages.
Amy’s Cheese Pizza
Can’t fight off the urge to down a whole pizza in one sitting? Make this your go-to choice.
Frozen Fish Entrees
Cape Gourmet Cooked Shrimp
One of the leanest sources of protein around and one of the yummiest is shrimp.
Margaritaville Island Lime Shrimp
Hold the butter, please. These lime-accented shrimp have been dipped in butter, but it was only a light bath compared to other brands that drown theirs.
Seapak Salmon Burgers
Grill these babies and you’ll never want to go back to red meat burgers. They’re not only delish, but they are also a healthier choice.
Frozen Breakfast Entrees
Jimmy Dean Delights Turkey Sausage Breakfast Bowl
Start your day with a healthy dose of protein fiber to keep you going until lunch. This breakfast bowl delivers 40 percent of its calories with protein.
Kashi Blueberry Waffles
Crushing on the antioxidants found in blueberries? These first-rate waffles provide not only antioxidants but also almost half your daily needs for whole grains along with a massive dose of fiber.
Frozen Pasta Entrees
Kashi Chicken Pasta Pomodoro
This dish reduces the number of calories you’d find in most other frozen chicken dishes. That small difference in calories can make a big difference in weight loss over time.
Lean Cuisine Four Cheese Cannelloni
Knock off a few hundred calories per serving when you make the switch from white sauce to red sauce.
Bertolli Mediterranean Style Chicken, Rigatoni and Broccoli
Right after pasta in the ingredients list, you’ll see the next two ingredients are broccoli and chicken.
Read more and find nutrition info for these choices at The 46 Best Frozen Foods in America.