In the beginning, there were frozen meals. And some were good. But they were also notoriously high in fat, calories and sodium.
Then came early frozen “diet” foods, and they were bad.
But now, we live in a different world — a world in which convenience doesn’t have to be synonymous with unhealthy. Frozen foods are better than ever and can be an easy lunch for the working mom or a quick weeknight meal for the on-the-go professional.
From now on, take control in the frozen food aisle with our easy guide to eating healthfully:
New kid on the block: Ina Garten is the most recent celeb chef to launch a line of frozen products. The bagged Barefoot Contessa meals, which serve two, include penne pasta and tequila lime chicken — no word yet on whether they’re any good, but we’re betting they’re not healthy.
Helpful hint: Don’t limit yourself to just a frozen meal at lunch or dinnertime. Portion sizes are not always large, so supplement with fresh fruit or veggies and hummus to keep your healthy kick going.