Aim for frozen meals that are:
- 400-600 calories per serving
- 4-6 grams of saturated fat per serving
- Ideally less than 500 milligrams of sodium per serving
- At least 3 grams of fiber per serving
Look for an entrée that contains vegetables. If the pickings are slim, add a salad or your favorite vegetable to the dish or serve on the side.
If your choice is Italian, opt for tomato and marinara sauces over cheese, Alfredo or other white sauce.
Look for a whole-grain crust for more nutrients and fiber. Stuffed-crust pizzas have more fat and calories.
Pay attention to number of servings in a frozen pizza. What may look like a pizza for one may actually be two or more servings.
Sodium tends to be high. A single slice can range from 400 to over 1000 milligrams, depending on the variety and the size of the slice.
Buy a cheese pizza and add your own vegetable toppings, such as thinly sliced onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, leftover cooked broccoli or spinach.
Add a salad and fruit to round out the meal.
Look for frozen desserts that have:
- 150 calories or less per serving
- 2 grams of saturated fat or less per serving
Not all frozen yogurts are healthy. Calories can range from 100 to 190 per ½-cup servings so label-reading is key.
Take note of serving sizes when scooping ice cream – a serving is ½ cup.
Try 100% real fruit frozen bars. They’re a healthful way to top off your meal.