Frozen Diet Meals: Good or Bad?
While the allure of healthy prepared meals fresh out of a box may be tempting, are these frozen diet foods actually good for you?
Frozen diet meals like Lean Cuisine, Weight Watchers and Healthy Choice offer a wide range of options – you can find everything from breakfast sandwiches to pizza to Chinese noodle dishes. Those in favor of these packaged meals are all about the ease of use.
Folks on the opposing side argue that convenience will cost you.
• Loaded with sodium – most brands have a at least 25-percent of the your daily recommendation
• Pricey - $4 a box may not seem like a lot but cost can pile up quickly
• Not a long-term solution to healthy eating (do you want to rely on these meals forever?)
Bottom Line: What’s more important? Eating real whole foods or taking the effort (and creativity) out of meal prep? If convenience trumps quality, you may want to reconsider how much you value your health.