The 6 Best Frozen Dinners of 2019

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Our Top Picks

Best Take-Out Alternative: Saffron Road Pad Thai at Amazon

"It’s both delicious and cheaper than your average Thai takeout."

Best Wrap: 365 Everyday Value Bean and Rice Burrito at Amazon

"Made with a whole wheat wrap, pinto beans, and brown rice."

Best Low Fat: Lean Cuisine Butternut Squash Ravioli at Amazon

"A delicious way to enjoy ravioli."

Best Low Carb: Healthy Choice Chicken & Veggie Stir Fry at Amazon

"Contains 15 g carbohydrates in every meal."

Best Vegan: Kashi Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl at Amazon

"Made with all-natural ingredients."

Best Mac n' Cheese: Amy's Macaroni & Cheese at Amazon

"Mix in cauliflower or broccoli without your picky eaters noticing."

Our Top Picks

Best Take-Out Alternative: Saffron Road Chicken Pad Thai With Rice Noodles

If you’re watching your wallet, ordering takeout can be a pricey splurge. We love the Saffron Road Chicken Pad Thai With Rice Noodles dinner because it’s both delicious and cheaper than your average Thai restaurant meal. This pad Thai is made with roasted white meat chicken with carrots and scallions, and a peanut sauce that’s reminiscent of what you’d find at your favorite takeout joint. Each 11-ounce container has 500 calories, 12g of fat, 630mg of sodium and 75g carbohydrates. The chicken served is 100 percent vegetarian-fed, and raised without antibiotics.

Saffron Road’s pad Thai is a great alternative to expensive take-out, especially if you’re searching for an option you can take to work for lunch or pop in a microwave late at night. Make sure to add some veggies on the side to make this a full meal.

Need more ideas? Check out our roundup of the best meal kits.

Best Wrap: 365 Everyday Value Bean and Rice Burrito

Burritos are one of the most filling wraps out there and this healthy version from Whole Foods' 365 Everyday Value is no exception. These frozen bean burritos can be made in your oven or in the microwave in minutes. This vegan frozen meal option is made with a whole wheat wrap, pinto beans, and brown rice, all ingredients that will nourish your body and provide the fuel you need. At 260 calories and 7g of fat, this is a great snack or meal option to stash in your freezer. Because this isn't sufficient for a full meal, we suggest adding a side of veggies with olive oil and a piece of fruit.

Best Low Fat: Lean Cuisine Butternut Squash Ravioli

Lean Cuisine Butternut Squash Ravioli dinner is a delicious way to enjoy ravioli. These ravioli are filled with pureed butternut squash and served with walnuts, snap peas, and carrots in a creamy sauce. Each serving has a cup of vegetables and just 4g of fat, 260 calories and 620mg of sodium. The 9.8-ounce container serves one and is the perfect meal for stashing in your work fridge for lunch or bulking up with more veggies during dinnertime. It’s also made without artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

Fans of Lean Cuisine say this dish is sweet (in a good way) and filling. It’s also a great, nutritious choice for vegetarians.

Best Low Carb: Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers Simply Chicken & Vegetable Stir Fry

If you're following a low-carb diet, the Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers Simply Chicken & Vegetable Stir Fry is low on carbs without sacrificing flavor. With 15 g carbohydrates in every meal, it’s made with chicken breast, broccoli, edamame, carrots, red bell pepper, and onions, and is covered with a sesame soy sauce. The dual steaming tray allows you to heat up the food separately from the sauce, which keeps things from getting soggy. Each 9.25-ounce serving has 190 calories, 4g of fat and 500mg of sodium, making this more of a snack than a meal. To make this a full meal, we suggest adding veggies with olive oil, cheese, and a piece of fruit.

Best Vegan: Kashi Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl

The Kashi Sweet PotatoQuinoa Bowl is a delicious, 100 percent vegan frozen meal. This quinoa bowl is made with red quinoa, roasted sweet potatoes, black beans, roasted red onions, roasted poblano peppers, and kale with a South American inspired tomato and tamari sauce. Each 9-ounce serving has 270 calories, 6g of fat, 280mg sodium, 9g of protein, and 12g of fiber. It’s also non-GMO and made with all-natural ingredients. Because this is not enough food to be considered a full meal for most adults, we suggest adding a side of beans and a piece of fruit.

Looking for more options? Read our article on the best gluten-free meal delivery kits.

Best Mac n' Cheese: Amy's Macaroni & Cheese

Amy’s frozen products are known for their organic, whole food ingredients, and their macaroni and cheese dinner is no exception. If you’re looking for a kid-friendly frozen meal that you’ll feel good about serving your family, Amy’s products are a consistently great choice. This nine-ounce mac and cheese dinner is made with organic pasta with a cheddar cheese sauce and will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters, making it a great choice for mixing in cauliflower or broccoli.

Each container has 400 calories, 16g of fat, 640mg of sodium, and 47g of carbs. It’s made without trans fat, added MSG, or soy. Because this meal doesn't contain vegetables or a source of protein, we recommend serving with frozen veggies and canned beans stirred in.

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