There’s a common misconception that all TV dinners, microwave meals and frozen dinners are unhealthy. Traditionally loaded with salt, fat and sugar, it’s easy to believe they all collectively fall into the same category. And many can be not good for you and may increase the calories that you may not want.
However, as more and more families become time-poor, the need for nutritious, delicious, affordable and most importantly quick, dinners are on the rise. Therefore, food manufacturers are hearing the call and are delivering those nutritious meals that are needed to sustain a growing family and help with weight loss as well. Below we’ve listed five food combinations that make up delicious frozen meals the entire family will enjoy.
When you’re looking for a delicious stir fry that has plenty of vegetables and flavor, a Thai stir-fry is a must. Rich in vibrant Thai flavors, they often house plenty of colorful vegetables such as zucchini, broccoli, carrots, cabbage and bell peppers for nutritional value. The best part is, Thai stir fry takes just minutes to cook.
If you’re trying to reduce your meat intake to lead a healthier lifestyle, an eggplant parmesan frozen meal can help tick that box. As a meat-free, purely vegetable dish, it features baked eggplant, zucchini, peppers, onions and cheese. This meal gives you plenty of essential nutrients your family needs every day. You can even choose to get creative by adding a range of other vegetables to the dish. Ready in minutes, you’re sure to love the convenience on offer.
Just because you don’t have time to cook as often as you would like to, doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy ethnic food with full-bodied flavor. Vegetable bibimbap, which is available as a frozen meal, is a traditional Korean dish with colourful vegetables, rice, chili paste and meat. While many frozen meals can lack flavor, you will be surprised by the rich flavors encased within this one dish! To make it even more healthier why not grow vegetables in your garden that you can use in your salad or Bibmbap.
Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl
Quinoa is currently on-trend, with people around the world using it for the superfood benefits it holds. Therefore, it’s easy to see why a sweet potato and quinoa combination would work so well as a frozen food. It’s quick, easy to prepare, and still offers all the health benefits as if you were cooking it fresh. The best part is, you can profit from high levels of protein without relying on meat!
Veggie Bowl with Brown Rice and Black-eyed Peas
If you’re tired of the same old boring frozen meal with too much salt and not enough nutritional value, this veggie bowl will be a breath of fresh air. It features fiber-rich brown rice, protein-packed black-eyed peas, broccoli, carrots and a pleasant, tangy sauce. The icing on the cake is that this meal is gluten-free, dairy and lactose-free, nut-free, vegan and kosher!
There are thousands of different frozen meals available in your local grocery store, and you no longer have to feel guilty for buying them. Instead of ordering pizza after a hard day of work, enjoy a healthier way of life with weight-loss inducing, nutritious frozen meals.