The 11 Healthiest Frozen Food Brands

Wholesome, natural ingredients make for healthy frozen meal options
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Kristen Hom

The 11 Healthiest Frozen Food Brands

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Kristen Hom

Amy's

amy's

Amy’s produces frozen meals that are organic and non-GMO, so you have no need to worry about the origins of the ingredients in the company’s foods. If you have little or no gluten tolerance, look to Amy’s gluten-free line.

Artisan Bistro

artisan bistro

The Food Collective / ItemMaster

According to the Wall Street Journal, about “70% of the ingredients that make up this brand’s meals are organic” and “the company goes out of its way to serve up power foods like wild-caught salmon and quinoa.”

Cascadian Farms

cascadian farms

Cascadian Farms is one of the country’s leading brands of organic foods. It produces healthy frozen vegetables like beets, multi-colored carrots, Swiss chard, and winter squash, as well as frozen vegetable blends, frozen potatoes, and frozen fruit. When you take a peek at the ingredients, you’ll only see healthy items you love. For instance, the frozen Harvest Berries feature nothing other than organic strawberries, organic blueberries, organic blackberries, and organic raspberries on the ingredients list.

CedarLane

cedarlane

Cedarlane Natural Foods, Inc. / ItemMaster

CedarLane produces meals made from natural foods. Its selection includes egg white frittatas, gluten-free tamales, vegetarian burritos, and a wide array of breakfast selections. We decided to take a look at the Garden Vegetable & Mozzarella Egg White Omelette ingredients, and found that it contains an egg white blend, mozzarella cheese, milk, potatoes, red onions, green bell peppers, zucchini, red bell peppers, tomatoes, water, corn starch, canola oil, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, and olive oil. Not bad for an easy-to-heat frozen meal.

EVOL

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Phil’s Fresh Foods, LLC / ItemMaster

EVOL (it’s “love” backwards, see?) truly wants its buyers to love its food. The brand’s frozen selection is free of antibiotics, artificial flavors, colors, additives, preservatives, fillers, and GMOs, and it incorporates cage-free eggs.

Healthy Choice

healthy choice

Is it witty to say that Healthy Choice is a healthy choice? No? Didn’t think so. Regardless, this frozen food brand has a Café Steamers line that is low-carb and contains no artificial ingredients. From stir fry to chicken marsala, the Healthy Choice menu is vast in selection and quite nutritious.

 

Kashi

kashi

Kashi International Corporation / ItemMaster

Kashi is so much more than just cereal. The brand has frozen entrées like Black Bean Mango pilaf (vegan and made with whole grains) as well as frozen waffles and healthy pizzas. Kashi’s Thin Crust Pizza Roasted Vegetable has nine grams of whole grains, 14 grams of protein, four grams of fiber, and just nine grams of fat per serving. They also keep sodium in mind, recognizing its effects on heart health and overall wellness.

Lean Cuisine

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Nestle USA Inc. / ItemMaster

Everyone has heard of Lean Cuisine, and the reason why isn’t surprising: This company has been around for over 30 years, and it adapts to trends and client requests. As health and wellness shifts, so do the meals that Lean Cuisine provides. Its chefs and in-house nutritionist work closely together in order to provide you with meals that you will never have to feel guilty about eating.

Luvo

luvo

Luvo, Inc. / ItemMaster

Right off the bat, anyone can see that the Luvo website is gorgeous. Each photograph of its healthy options looks so good that you want to reach through the screen and grab something to eat.. The breakfasts include whole grain and high-protein options, and the company offers a selection of protein-rich burritos made with plenty of whole grains. Luvo also cares a lot about sodium.

Smart Ones

smart ones

H.J. Heinz Company / ItemMaster

Weight Watchers® Smart Ones® offers a wide range of healthy frozen meals. If you’re looking for a good macronutrient profile, Smart Ones may be for you. For example, the Asian-style Beef and Broccoli contains 4.5 grams of fat, 16 grams of carbs, and 14 grams of protein. Balance is key in all aspects of diet, and the balance of the calories in Smart Ones is great.

Tandoor Chef

tandoor chef

Deep Foods, Inc. / ItemMaster

The Tandoor Chef website says, “Tandoor Chef produces a vegetarian and vegan line that is certified vegetarian [and] vegan by the American Vegetarian Association. We also manufacture a line that is gluten-free.” With options for all diet types, healthy ingredients, and 11 choices under 300 calories, Tandoor Chef gets the “healthy” stamp of approval.