Artisan Bistro, Kashi, Lean Cuisine Honestly Good, and Luvo don’t add just any vegetables. We’re talking spinach, sugar snap peas, edamame, broccoli, kale, and artichokes. But even those lines typically supply only about half a cup to a cup of veggies per tray. That’s just one or two of the 10 servings of fruits and vegetables you should aim for each day. Even at the high end, Healthy Choice Modern Classics doesn’t top 1½ cups.
Solution: add a salad. Tear open a bag of mixed greens and add veggies, beans, fruit, toasted nuts, dressing, whatever. Or microwave, steam, or sauté some broccoli or asparagus to have on the side or mix in.
Lean Cuisine Salad Additions offers another option. “Simply Add Your Lettuce,” says the box. Everything else comes inside. For the Best Bite Bistro Chicken, that includes grilled chicken, asparagus, yellow carrots, red peppers, sweet and tangy vinaigrette with bacon, and a few crispy onion straws. Try it over mixed greens or baby kale. Mmm.
The other Salad Additions have around 500 to 700 mg of sodium. But if you can get by with half the packet of dressing, they fit within our recommended sodium levels.
Other relevant links:
- Check out these lower-sodium frozen entrées. See: Look for Less Sodium in Frozen Entrées
- Lean Cuisine’s new line of Honestly Good frozen meals. See: These new frozen dinners aren’t salt heavy and taste great
- How do you know if frozen foods are ready-to-eat? See: What are the Main Food Safety Concerns Regarding Frozen Foods?