Anything that I have cooked myself and frozen earlier, eg. lasagne + extra veg or salad, casserole with new potatoes, sauce for fish curry with frozen fish and veg cooked in the microwave. I always make sure that there are at least two servings of veg included in my recipes for meals.
I like the Amy's brand vegan enchilada with black beans. I generally only use frozen dinners as a last resort for work lunches. Since my workplace keeps kosher (I work in a Jewish childcare facility), and is nut free and I am dairy free I have to have vegan lunches.
Well I gave up processed food in September, but before that I ate Healthy Choice. They have a sun dried tomato chicken dinner that is really good. I also found most of their dinners had really good frozen vegetables, chicken, etc.
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never have used frozen dinners
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I can't tell you the last time I had a frozen dinner. When I'm stumped, I'll have a salad with a turkey sandwich on wheat. That does the trick
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another suggestion - check the health food section of your grocery for Seeds of Change. They sell 2 serving packages of brown rice/quinoa mixture. You can heat it up in 90 seconds. Some of the wholesale clubs also carry it. You can add some steamed veggies or leftover chicken and have a quick meal that's on the healthier side.
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I like the Kashi frozen meals in a pinch.
a really quick, easy DIY meal - cook brown rice or bulghur (you can get the quick cook versions that take only 10 minutes), slice yellow squash & zucchini & steam, top with some asiago cheese & enjoy. I do this several times a week for lunch at work.
Lean Cuisine or Weight Watchers are fine especially when it has been an extremely long day at work.
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I used to always eat Lean Cuisine, but now I steer clear of them.
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If I am really pressed for time, WW smart ones are my choice.
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I buy Smart Ones when I am in a hurry and need a quick bite.
I made a resolution to start making my own frozen lunches for the week. We will see if this resolution holds out.... I'm not the best cook in the world.
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I stopped buying them. I mostly make double, then place then divide half in a freezable containers and use at a later time.. rice, mashed potatoes, and cooked pasta noodles can also be then frozen, heat rice/potatoes in microwave and place frozen pasta in a collendar and run hot water over them to thaw. Saves me money, and time. Works out fine for a meal for my family of 4. Or I can divide up into individual servings on a divided plate/container with lid, for lunch, then freeze.
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None. In the time I can heat up a frozen dinner, I can cut up a quick salad with sandwich meat.
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Smart Ones Three Cheese Ziti
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I've resorted to making my own large items (like shepherd's pie, chili, soups) and dividing into portions and freezing, because I couldn't find a frozen dinner that I was willing to expend the calories and sodium content on, in my menu plan
you can make your own frozen dinners. Cook the components yourself. Make sure to include lots of fresh or frozen veggies. Some kinda grain or brown rice, some stewed meat. Put them in little containers and nuke them when ready to eat!
I haven't eaten a frozen dinner in years. If I was too tired to cook I would grab a rotisserie chicken at Costco and pair it with veggies, salad, and brown rice. That could be a quick easy meal. Most grocery stores have these chickens available too. You can cook the rice in a rice cooker in about 15 min.
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None but do add frozen veggies do dishes.
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Frozen vegetable medleys that were surpluses from my garden.
Gosh... I could not tell you. I think I last ate a frozen dinner back in 2002 or so! LOL!
Take your time some day, spend some time in the frozen food section and read the nutritional info on the boxes. Note which ones to avoid (so you don't grab them in error on another trip), and buy the ones that suit YOU best. I gave them up as I am very very sodium sensitive. You may not be.
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If I have one I like healthy choice sesame chicken and lean cuisine chicken club panini
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Just cook in bulk and freeze individual portions for nights like this! I think "Healthy Choice" is really your best option if you must go for processed stuff, but there are also healthier options like Morning Star "chick'n" nuggets, or grab a pre-made salad, or something. I used to love food flavored products but the more I learn about them, the more the thought of them turns my stomach.
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Ok, so I know frozen dinners are last resort due to sodium etc. But we ALL have those days where we cant imagine cooking after long hours at work. Even with planning ahead sometimes I literally run out of food and need something to hold me over until following weel.
What are your go to frozen dinners (not frozen food..but like the pre packaged stuff) ?
I am trying to figure out which ones are better. Ive been getting Lean Pockets and eating 1-2 (2 come in a package) during the week as meal substitutions. These taste good but salty... Need advice!
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