The frozen TV dinner market has certainly changed a lot over the years. Initially designed more for convenience rather than taste, TV dinners of yesteryear didn’t exactly look very appetizing, but they fulfilled a need for easy, complete dinners for those who didn’t have the time or the skill to cook.
Today, an entire aisle of the supermarket is typically devoted to frozen meals, and they certainly look much better than they used to. Everything from comfort food basics such as lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs to ethnic cuisines such as an Asian chicken stir-fry or Mexican fajitas can be found as part of a frozen TV dinner.
Additionally, many frozen TV dinners also focus on claiming to be healthy or suitable for a diet. While there are certainly healthy frozen TV dinners available, many of the products you might find in the supermarket are unfortunately not as healthy as you think.
Without taking a good look at the ingredients, it can be difficult to separate the frozen TV dinners that are truly healthy from those that are laden with processed foods, artificial ingredients and preservatives, fats, sugar, and other unhealthy components.
How to Find a Healthy TV Dinner
For starters, seek out products that contain at least one serving of vegetables or contain a lot of vegetables as part of the main course. Unless you are choosing a completely vegetarian meal, lean protein such as fish or chicken is also important. And lastly, the addition of whole grains or a starchy vegetable also helps to provide a well-rounded, healthy meal.
Next, you’ll want to look at the ingredients and nutritional content. Most TV dinners are designed to provide a suitable portion for one, ensuring you don’t eat too much or too little as you might if you cooked a meal for yourself. Check the nutrients to see that you are receiving a good amount of essential vitamins, minerals and protein, such as iron, calcium, dietary fiber, etc. You may not get everything in one single TV dinner, of course, but knowing what you are eating can help you develop a meal plan for the rest of the day.
Check to make sure that the TV dinner doesn’t contain a lot of extra calories or fat, saturated fats, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, salt, and other artificial ingredients, as well as processed foods.
The Healthiest Frozen TV Dinners
The healthiest frozen TV dinners will be prepared using only fresh ingredients, preferably certified USDA Organic. This ensures that nothing potentially harmful has been added to the meal and that the ingredients are also free of pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, etc. It also ensures that there are no GMOs in the TV dinner as well.
The meal should also be low in calories and fat, and high in nutritional content. Check out our large selection of healthy, nutritious and flavorful frozen TV dinners that are made using only fresh, certified USDA Organic ingredients. The meals are also gluten-free and are suitable for those following the Paleo or Whole 30 diets as well.
So the next time you go food shopping and are looking for meals that can be made quickly but are also full of flavor and nutrition, seek our healthy frozen TV dinners. Your stomach and your body will thank you for it!