People who are middle-aged or older need to get enough protein to avoid losing muscle.
Most healthy-sounding frozen entrées with chicken, fish, or meat typically supply 10 to 20 grams. Try Trader Joe’s Cod Provençale, which has 24 grams of protein and only 400 calories, or Luvo Orange Mango Chicken, which has 21 grams of protein and 420 calories. Lean Cuisine Honestly Good, Michael Angelo’s Natural, and nearly all Artisan Bistros also have enough beef, fish, chicken, or turkey to hit 17 to 30 grams.
What if you’re a vegetarian or you just enjoy dishes like Luvo Whole Grain Pilaf (7 grams of protein), Kashi Black Bean Mango (8 grams), or Amy’s Light in Sodium Brown Rice & Vegetables Bowl (9 grams)? In order to get more protein, reinforce your meal with a side of 0% plain greek yogurt (17 grams of protein per 6 oz.) or sautéed tofu (11 grams per 4 oz.).
Other relevant links:
- 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?
- Frozen entrées to avoid. See: Skimp on Saturated Fat in Frozen Entrées