Look for Protein in Frozen Entrées

People who are middle-aged or older need to get enough protein to avoid losing muscle.

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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.).

 

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2 Replies to “Look for Protein in Frozen Entrées”

    1. From Nutrition Action Healthletter: Freezing and microwaving have only minor effects on the nutrient content of food. They’re good ways of preserving and cooking food.

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