Frozen Dinners

Are Frozen Dinners Healthy?

When you come home from a long day, preparing a meal from scratch can be the last thing you feel like doing. You know you should be eating well, but a frozen meal that takes a few minutes in a microwave and leaves you with a full stomach can seem far more desirable.

You may feel a little guilty about choosing a microwave meal, given that we’re taught that “fresh is best,” but are they really all that bad?

What kind of microwave meal can make all the difference, as you can ffiind out below.

High Fat, High Salt

Most people think that the frozen meals you heat in the microwave are full of fat and salt. In many cases, that’s true. Manufacturers pile in the additives and seasoning to ensure their food tastes decent after being frozen then heated quickly.

It’s worth thinking about what else makes food high in fat and salt. It’s your food choices. If you purchase a microwave meal that contains fried chicken, a dessert treat, processed sauces, and dressings, you won’t class that as the definition of eating healthy. But you wouldn’t if you made that from scratch either. Frozen dinners can be healthy, but only if you choose the right ingredients.

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