Healthy Frozen Meals: 25 of the Best Low-Cal Options for Losing Weight

How to find healthy, satisfying options in the freezer aisle that help you shed pounds.

How to Pick a Healthy Frozen Meal

Andrew Purcell for Reader's Digest

Don't feel like slaving over dinner? Or running late and don't have time to make eggs for breakfast? Luckily, there's a wide variety of quick and healthy frozen meal options that make you feel full and help you reach your weight loss goals. When you're browsing the freezer aisle, consider three things: serving size, sugar, and sodium. While a single dish may look like one serving, the label may reveal it's actually a dinner for two or three. Some frozen meals also pack tons of sodium and sugar (certain dishes eat up 75 percent of your daily sodium allowance in just one dish!). The following 25 frozen meals keep these three factors in check—and pack major flavor. Here are my favorite healthy options for quick, tasty meals that help you lose weight.

CedarLane Spinach & Roasted Tomato Egg White Frittata: 160 calories

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Jimmy Dean Three Cheese Omelet: 290 calories

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Lean Pockets Ham & Cheese: 270 calories

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Banquet Salisbury Steak Meal with Mashed Potatoes and Corn: 230 calories

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Healthy Choice Café Steamers Barbecue Seasoned Steak with Red Potatoes: 260 calories

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Banquet Boneless Pork Riblet Meal with Sides: 370 calories

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Lean Cuisine Marketplace Parmesan Crusted Fish: 290 calories

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Weight Watchers Smart Ones Slow Roasted Turkey Breast: 210 calories

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Lean Cuisine Comfort Baked Chicken: 250 calories

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Stouffer’s Classic Fried Chicken Breast, with Potato and Gravy: 340 calories

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Weight Watchers Smart Ones Tuna Noodle Casserole: 250 calories

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1/3 Newman’s Own Thin & Crispy Uncured Pepperoni Pizza: 320 calories

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Healthy Choice Café Steamers Crustless Chicken Pot Pie: 280 calories

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Stouffer’s Classics Turkey Tetrazzini: 450 calories

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CedarLane Eggplant Parmesan: 280 calories

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Bertolli Classic Chicken Parmigiana & Penne Meal: 480 calories

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Healthy Choice Chicken Parmigiana: 330 calories

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1/3 Kashi Thin Crust Pizza Margherita: 260 calories

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Healthy Choice Café Steamers Beef Teriyaki: 270 calories

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Banquet Fettuccine Alfredo: 300 calories

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Evol Butternut Squash and Sage Ravioli Bowl: 310 calories

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Stouffer’s Fit Kitchen Steak Fajita: 370 calories

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Healthy Choice Café Steamers General Tso’s Spicy Chicken: 290 calories

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Amy’s Teriyaki Bowl: 290 calories

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Jimmy Dean Ham & Cheese Croissant Sandwich: 260 calories

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Try even more healthy options

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