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