Saturday, January 26, 2008

Frozen Meals

I've become a frozen meal junkie.

I've always stayed away from frozen meals--except the occasional Amy's Organic Meal--because they're loaded with chemicals, preservatives and sodium. The only benefit to these meals at all is that they're calorie-controlled. Most "healthy" versions contain around 300 calories. Add an extra dish of veggies, and it's a pretty decent sized meal for very little calories.

Hubby works past dinner time a lot of evenings, which means I have to fend for myself. In the past, I might have made myself a healthy stir-fry or nibbled on a bowl of soup. These days, however, I just don't have the energy or motivation to cook.

The result? I am eating frozen meals all the time. I mostly stick with vegetarian versions, like beans/rice or spaghetti marinara. Nonetheless, these aren't exactly well-rounded meals. (In truth, I don't make that extra side of veggies like I should.)

I'm going to have to start thinking of some options for quick and easy healthy meals that require very little cooking.


Cara said...

Do you have a trader joes near you? They have a ton of healthy delicious frozen meals that take minutes.

the veggie paparazzo said...

One quick, easy, healthy idea: hummus, raw veggies (cukes, grape tomatoes, celery, zucchini, whatever you like), pita bread, and olives. Plus some goat cheese if you're into it.

Fatinah said...

I use my crockpot and then freeze the left overs for homemade frozen dinners. Saves $$ and I know exactly what I'm eating.

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