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12 Best Frozen Foods That Make Healthy Eating Infinitely More Convenient

Kristine Thomason
November 30, 2020
Kristine Thomason
Health Writer & Editor
By Kristine Thomason
Health Writer & Editor
Kristine is a writer, editor, and editorial consultant who lives in Long Beach, CA.
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November 30, 2020
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Frozen food can be a great option for keeping your house stocked with healthy produce and meals—without the impending expiration dates. If you haven't spent much time in the frozen food aisle in recent years, we've got some great news for you: now, many health-focused brands offer nourishing and delicious options to choose from.

Not feeling a trip to the grocery store? There are also a number of food companies that deliver tasty, healthy frozen meals and ingredients to your door.

To help stock your own freezer, we've rounded up some of our favorite options available right now—to keep you well-fed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Daily Harvest Smoothies

Daily Harvest is a meal delivery service that offers a number of tasty plant-based options, like flatbreads, soups, harvest bowls, and more. One of our favorites is their ready-to-blend smoothies, like this ginger greens flavor, packed with banana, avocado, ginger, spinach, and flaxseeds.

Ginger Greens Smoothie,

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Gardein Meals

Gardein is sold in grocery stores across the country and offers vegan versions of meaty favorites. We love this tasty take on shakshuka, which features artichokes, red peppers, and eggless scrambled "e'ggs."

Shakshuka Breakfast Bowl,

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Van's Waffles

These aren't the frozen waffles you grew up eating on the weekends. Van's has healthier versions of waffles, pancakes, and crackers with simple, straightforward ingredients. These gluten-free waffles, in particular, feature 23 grams of ancient grains and 6 grams of fiber.

Ancient Grains Waffles,

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Dr. Praeger's Frozen Foods

Another brand that creates plant-based alternatives, Dr. Praeger's makes delicious veggie burgers, bowls, plant-based proteins, and even bites especially for kids. We also love their fun and tasty snacks like these kale puffs (because, of course).

Kale Puffs,

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Healthy Choice Frozen Meals

Healthy Choice has a number of, well, healthy frozen meals to choose from. This Green Goddess bowl, for example, features barley, red quinoa, brown rice, lentils, roasted pepitas, broccoli, edamame, asparagus, zucchini, chard, kale, and a sesame tahini sauce—and it contains a whopping 18 grams of protein per meal.

Green Goddess Power Bowl,

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Green Giant Frozen Vegetables

Green Giant makes reaching your daily veggie quota a lot easier with their ready-to-cook frozen vegetable packets. Broccoli is a great go-to green veggie, and they have countless frozen vegetable varieties to choose from.

Chopped Broccoli,

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Sweet Earth Frozen Meals

Sweet Earth makes a variety of plant-based meals—from burritos to burgers to bowls. This curry bowl features lentils, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and carrots spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, and turmeric.

Curry Bowl,

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Cascadian Farms Frozen Vegetables

For a convenient serving of organic vegetables, Cascadian Farms has a lot of nutritious options like beets, spinach, and these fire-roasted sweet potatoes.

Fire Roasted Sweet Potatoes,

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Tribali Frozen Meat

Tribali sources high-quality, organic animal meats, including grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, humanely raised pork, and wild-caught seafood. These Mediterranean-style beef patties feature flavorful fire-roasted garlic, onion, and tomato.

Mediterranean Style Beef Patties,

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Butcher's Box Frozen Meat

For another option that's delivered straight to your door, Butcher's Box sources 100% grass-fed and grass-finished beef, heritage breed pork, and free-range organic chicken from small farms.

Butcher's Box Steaks,

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Daring Plant-Based Chicken

For vegans and vegetarians, Daring makes a plant-based chicken alternative. The "chicken" pieces come in original, lemon herb, and Cajun flavors.

Lemon & Herb Pieces,

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Vital Choice Frozen Seafood

For seafood lovers, Vital Choice delivers sustainably caught fish to your home. Opt for this omega-3-rich sampler with king salmon, silver salmon, and sockeye salmon.

Salmon Sampler,

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Kristine Thomason
Health Writer & Editor

Kristine is a writer, editor, and editorial consultant who lives in Long Beach, CA. Kristine is a New York University graduate with a degree in journalism and psychology, and also a NASM-certified personal trainer. She has spent her editorial career focused on health and well-being, and formerly worked for Women’s Health and Health. Her byline has also appeared in Men’s Health, Greatist, Refinery29, HGTV, and more. In her current role she oversees, edits, and writes for the health, food, and movement sections of mindbodygreen.