6 Healthier Frozen Dinner Choices

6 Healthier Frozen Dinner Choices

Grainful Andouille Sausage & Oats

270 calories, 12g protein, 12g fat, 32g carbs, 6g fiber, 690mg sodium

Inspired by Creole cuisine and the traditonal flavors of Jambalaya, this classic dish gets its twist from Grainful’s signature 100% whole grain steel cut oats, which are a complete source of protein, high in fiber and gluten free, to boot. Frozen dinners just got way healthier with this breakfast staple. Oats, they’re what’s for dinner. 

Stouffer’s Signature Classics Lasagna with Meat Sauce

350 calories, 24g protein, 11g fat, 38g carbs, 3g fiber, 930mg sodium

This is a man’s man meal. To increase the fiber content, add a side salad or sauté some broccoli in a little olive oil and garlic for a heart-healthy boost.

Amy’s Bowls Brown Rice and Vegetables

260 calories, 9g protein, 9g fat, 36g carbs, 5g fiber, 550mg sodium

This makes a good post-cardio snack since it’s high in carbs and still has some protein. For a frozen meal, the sodium level isn’t as high as some of the others. To increase the protein content and the calories of this entrée, add a lean protein source like cooked lean chicken strips, lentils or kidney beans, nuts, grilled shrimp, or eggs.

Organic Bistro Wild Salmon with Cranberry Pilaf

380 calories, 20g protein, 13g fat, 49g carbs, 6g fiber, 240mg sodium

Out of the 13 grams of fat, only two are saturated fat. For a frozen meal, this one gets a thumbs-up with a whole-grain side dish and a heart-healthy fish as its protein—a rare find.

Kashi Chicken Pasta Pomodoro

280 calories, 19g protein, 6g fat, 38g carbs, 6g fiber, 470mg sodium

Whole-grain pasta and white meat chicken—not bad for a frozen meal. To make it heartier, add broccoli florets or more chicken after the pasta is cooked.

Saffron Road Lamb Vindaloo

340 calories, 16g protein, 7g fat, 54g carbs, 5g fiber, 650mg sodium

With only 20.5% calories from fat and two grams of saturated fat (5% from total calories), this Indian specialty is a lean frozen option. It gives you a little more flavor than other classic dishes and just as much protein.