If the thought of serving your family a frozen dinner makes you wince, you’re not alone. With words like “sodium” and “preservatives” that come to mind, frozen dinners get a bad rap—but not all of them deserve it. Here’s a list of healthy frozen dinners that’ll not only save you time in the kitchen, they’re also full of flavor and the vitamins and nutrients your family needs.
1. Hip Chick Farms Organic Chicken Fingers
Dipped in buttermilk and coated in panko breadcrumbs, these delicious chicken fingers are rich in protein—20 grams per 3-ounce serving—and contain no antibiotics, added hormones, preservatives or fillers. When your kids are ready to eat, pop them in the oven or air fryer for about 10 minutes, or for even quicker cooking, heat one to two pieces in the microwave for a couple of minutes.
2. So Right Szechuan Style Kung Pao Chicken
Skip the MSG-filled Asian-inspired cuisines you might normally find in the frozen food aisle, and buy this delicious entree that cooks in three minutes. With natural white meat chicken and tasty vegetables, such as red peppers and carrots, your child gets a healthy meal with little effort.
3. Annie’s Organic Vegan Mac
Mac and cheese is always a fan favorite with the little ones. This version contains no dairy and has 8g of protein.
4. Kidfresh Spaghetti Loops + Meat Sauce
Kidfresh is known for creating kid-friendly frozen meals with no artificial ingredients and hidden vegetables to ensure children get those necessary nutrients—perfect for picky eaters.
5. Kashi Original Whole Grain Waffles
Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? The problem is that regular pancakes, made out of refined flour, aren’t so good for you. These frozen waffles, on the other hand, are filled with whole grains, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.
6. Caulipower Margherita Cauliflower-Crust Pizza
This pizza has a cauliflower-infused crust and contains half the sugar of regular gluten-free pizzas. A frozen pizza with vitamins, veggies and protein is definitely something you could feel good about feeding your kids.
7. Evol Fire Grilled Steak
Beef can be extremely beneficial because it packs a lot of protein. That’s why this Evol dinner with all-natural ingredients and antibiotic-free beef is perfect—it has 20 grams of protein and is loaded with vegetables.
8. Amy’s Light in Sodium Black Bean Vegetable Enchilada Entree
The best part about Amy’s is that they sell meal options that are low in salt, like this entree, which is low in cholesterol too.
9. Amy’s Light and Lean Swedish Meatballs Meal
This is another great option from Amy’s—a high-protein meal that is non-GMO and low in fat.
10. Trader Joe’s Reduced Guilt Mac & Cheese
This mac and cheese dish has 65 percent less fat and 25 percent fewer calories than the brand’s regular version.
These are some healthy frozen meals options for kids.