No-fuss alternatives for a healthier meal, any time of day!
Store-bought freezer food often gets a bad rap. Maybe it’s <because> it’s so convenient that it’s often likened to fast food rather than a nutritious meal option. But with research showing that the most common barrier to healthy eating is time, or lack thereof, and a growing number of healthy frozen foods available in the aisles, what once was a category reserved for sad (and salty) TV dinners has become a convenient way to kick up your health.
In fact, research shows that the nutrition value of frozen fruits and vegetables is equal to or, in some cases, even better than that of fresh product. So, to prepare for the busy weeks ahead, take a stroll down the frozen aisles—your future self will thank you!
You’ve likely heard the saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” but did you know that one in four Americans skip this meal altogether, often because they just don’t have the time? Ready in as little as two minutes, Red’s breakfast burritos are a great solution and one you might even look forward to getting out of bed for. Made with antibiotic-free turkey, cage-free eggs, and a blend of three melty cheeses, these grab-and-go burritos pack in 17 g of protein so you’ve got the fuel you need to start your day. Good morning, indeed.
Put simply, this 100 percent plant-based pizza is a better way to snack. Founded in 2018 by chef and brother duo Derek and Chad Sarno, Wicked Kitchen’s growing list of products put the health of the consumer, and the planet, first. On their website, Wicked writes, “Eating more plants isn’t just a healthier way to live, it’s also a more vibrant way to live and exciting way to cook.” The best part is, they do the cooking, so you don’t have to! Feel good eating this hearty helping of veg atop a sourdough crust or check out their other flavors: The Wicked Meaty Pizza and The Saucy Motz.
Pop this into the oven (or microwave if you’re really in a pinch) and get cozy with instant comfort food the whole family can enjoy. Using “Great Grandma Clara’s recipe,” Blake’s All-Natural Shepherd’s Pie is made with less than ten ingredients—none of which are preservatives, artificial flavors, or colors—so you can be proud of what you put on the table. Plus, this hearty mix of mashed potatoes, corn, and beef raised without antibiotics is also gluten free—one less thing to worry about!