For decades now, many people are turning their heads at the Frozen Food aisle, thinking the food is largely unhealthy. And, while a good majority of these frozen food meal items do contain a hefty amount of sodium, preservatives and fat content, there are few frozen entrées that are actually quite nutritious (as well as delicious). Since they are found in the frozen food aisle they are also convenient to make on a busy schedule. One of the best places to shop for Healthy alternatives in the Frozen food aisle is Trader Joe’s. Now, not everything on the Trader Joe’s frozen food aisle is going to be nutritious, but here are some of them that are health conscious and nutritious.
First one are their Scallion Pancakes. One serving of these contain 40% of your daily intake of Vitamin A, not to mention they are low in calories, fat and sugar. For an even healthier alternative to this dish, bake them instead of frying.
Next one is one of my favorites, Wild Salmon
One serving of this wild salmon contains 24 grams of protein and 50% of your daily Vitamin C intake. Plus, the fat in the Salmon is comprised of good fats or “Omega 3s” which actually help us break down the bad fats. This one is a win win, I’m sure it tastes delicious as well!!
The next one is Stir Fry Vegetables
You really can never go wrong with choosing a vegetable dish from the frozen food aisle. Just make sure there is not any sodium filled sauces with the vegetables. This one is low in calories, sodium, fat and sugar, and contains 30% of your daily Vitamin A intake and 20% of your daily Vitamin C. When in doubt choose the vegetables.
Other healthy frozen food items include, brown rice (for the extra lazy??), chicken tamales, edamame and mushrooms to name a few.
Next time you’re at the grocery store, don’t be afraid to go down that frozen food aisle, it’s better than having a quick service meal! 🙂