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  • Best Frozen Meals for Losing Weight

    Frozen meals can help you lose 10 pounds fast. But not all of them are useful. Find the best frozen meals that can assist you with your weight loss goals here.

    October 20, 2014 | Related:

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    Frozen Meals to Lose 10 Pounds

    Who says eating frozen meals won’t help you lose 10 pounds?

    When you go to a supermarket and stroll down its frozen food aisle, you’ll notice several frozen meals occupying more space than other types of frozen food. You’ll find meals for vegetarian. You can also look for low-calorie and organic meals that are ideal in losing weight.

    Among the many options you can find, you have to find the meals that you’ll enjoy; that’ll satisfy your cravings and/or hunger; and that won’t hamper your ability to lose weight.

    Amy’s Shepherd’s Pie

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    Amys-Shepherd’s-Pie

    It’s a non-dairy frozen meal without gluten. Per serving is only 160 calories. It has 4 grams of fat, 290 mg of sodium and 5 grams of protein. Its sugar content is only 5 grams.

    If you’re following a meatless, dairy-free diet, then Amy’s Shepherd’s Pie is a good choice. To make it a better option in losing weight, you may add fruits and vegetables to further help in feeling full.

    Smart Ones by WeightWatchers

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    Smart-Ones-by-WeightWatcher

    This frozen meal is great for pasta lovers who are watching their diet. Per serving contains 290 calories with 6 grams of fat and 520 mg of sodium. Its protein contain is 13 grams while its sugar content is 9 grams.

    Yes, it’s relatively high in sodium but it’s still an ideal frozen meal for your weight loss goal. However, if you’re suffering from high blood pressure, you must limit your sodium intake to less than 400 milligrams. You can still have this frozen option but don’t consume the entire content in one sitting.

    Amy’s Asian Noodle Stir Fry

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    Amys-Asian-Noodle-Stir-Fry

    It’s another entrée from Amy. This frozen meal contains 240 calories with 4.5 grams total fat. Its saturated fat is only 0.5 gram.

    The bad thing about this option is that it contains high amount of sodium: 680 mg per serving. Thus, don’t consume it all in one day.

    Lean Cuisine Butternut Squash Ravioli

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    Lean-Cuisine-Butternut-Squa

    This is ideal for vegetable lovers as it contains high amount of veggies, like butternut squash. Bear in mind that such vegetable contains disease-fighting carotenoids.

    Its sodium content is 550 mg. Although it’s a vegetarian dish, it still contains decent amount of protein – 9 grams. If you want to add more, you can add grated parmesan cheese.

    Amy’s Vegetable Korma

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    Amys-Vegetable-Korma

    Amy is doing a great job in providing frozen meals that help consumers in losing 10 pounds fast.

    It’s free of gluten and dairy. What’s more is that this meal and other options of Amy are made of organic ingredients.

    If you don’t mind consuming 680 mg of sodium, then this vegetable option from Amy is a great choice. It comes with 9 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber without cholesterol.

    Organic Bistro Wild Salmon

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    Organic-Bistro-Wild-Salmon

    Are you looking for a frozen meal that includes wild salmon? Don’t look any further as this offering of Organic Bistro is a healthy frozen meal option.

    What’s great about this option is that it’s loaded with protein. One serving has 20 grams of healthy protein and a healthy dose of omega-3 fatty acids from wild salmon. Isn’t that a great option for your goal of losing 10 pounds fast?

    Michelina’s Lean Gourmet Chicken Alfredo Florentine

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    This one comes with 270 calories with 6 grams of total fat and 3 grams of saturated fat. But it’s not ideal for those with high blood pressure as it contains 610 of sodium, which is pretty steep for hypertension sufferers.

    If you still want this frozen meal option, you can divide it into 2.

    How to choose the best frozen meal to lose 10 pounds fast?

    Read its nutrition facts. This is the first thing you do when getting around frozen meal options. It’s to make sure that the product is indeed a healthy option.

    Weight Loss Clinic recommends 2 levels of this type of meal. The first one is a light frozen dinner. This option contains not more than 300 calories and less than 8 grams of fat.

    Another type of meal that’s considered healthy is a regular frozen dinner that contains 360 calories to 400 calories. It has 25 grams of fat, which is the maximum.

    Find entrees that contain plenty of vegetables as they’re highly likely to be lower in calories but higher in vitamins and minerals. Their fiber content is also high allowing you to feel full for longer period of time.

    You must stay away from frozen meals that are loaded with calories and sodium, as well as fat. Your safer options are Lean Cuisine, Smart Ones, Amy and Healthy Choice brands. But that doesn’t mean you won’t read their nutrition facts.

    If you’re following a low-sodium diet, you should steer clear of frozen meals containing more than 800 mg of sodium. However, you may still opt for that entrée but you should divide its total number of sodium by three.

    Don’t fall into the trap of some brands that use misleading words to entice you. Although most brands that offer frozen meals are reputable, some brands are making use of words that will make you think that they’re a healthy option, when they’re not.

    The convenience of a frozen meal is one of its attractive features. It’s a great option for busy families, single and office workers. To make a frozen meal even healthier in helping you lose 10 pounds fast, you need to add a serving of fruit. This will surely boost your entire meal’s vitamin, mineral and fiber content. Plus, the fruits that you add will fill you up allowing you to satisfy your hunger after eating.

    About the author

    Janey Danes Janey Danes started her career as a part-time article writer, editor and proofreader in 2008. She specializes in topics related to health, travel, technology, family, and spiritual life. Danes is a licensed medical technologist and she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology. She is also a contributor to Travel Philippines | Entertainment and Medical Technology Avenue. You can also find her on Google+.

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