When it comes to the frozen section at the grocery store, finding nutritious options can seem practically impossible. Though some products use misleading marketing, scanning with Trash Panda will show you what’s really in them. We’ve searched long and hard for some of our favorite frozen finds, and also included some key ingredients to look out for. Keep reading for frozen meals made with real ingredients (including some Trader Joe picks)!
What to look for:
This brand, labelled “Healthy Choice” may seem like a Trash Panda approved option, but a quick scan shows over 15 flagged ingredients, including:
A not-so-healthy choice if you ask us. Just because something may be “low calorie,” does not mean it’s healthy. So if you need a quick meal, what should you choose instead? Let’s move on to the good stuff!
Trader Joe's Vegetable Pad Thai
This Vegetable Pad Thai from Trader Joe’s is certainly a favorite find. With real vegetables, authentic flavor, and a quick cook time, we think you should give this dish a try.
Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi
Continuing with Trader Joe’s products, this Cauliflower Gnocchi is an all-time favorite. Not only does it have a short and readable ingredient list, but TJ fans have come up with so many creative ways to use this product: curried, in a potato soup, in a skillet with sausage and peppers, airfryed, and beyond! All you really need is to add some pasta sauce, and you’re good to go.
Dr. Praeger's Egg White and Kale Bowl
If it’s frozen breakfast you’re looking for, we suggest this Egg Whites and Kale Breakfast bowl. Chock full of protein and real vegetables, this is a great way to kickstart your day. Get it at Whole Foods.
Dr. Praeger's Veggie Burger
Another Dr. Praeger’s product we love is this California Veggie Burger. It’s the perfect addition to any salad, bowl, or sandwich. Find it on Amazon here. Also available at Trader Joe’s!
Amy's Kitchen Greek Inspired Bowl
Lastly, we had to include a product from Amy’s Kitchen. This Greek Inspired Rice & Veggies bowl uses organic long grain rice and vegetables, and you can taste the high-quality difference. Find it at Target!