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Old Today, 08:51 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Trader Joe’s frozen dinners are very good, and there’s a wide, multi-ethnic variety to choose from.
Oh yeah, I love their (frozen) spicy Thai eggplant. It is a large enough serving for both of us, once I cook up some rice. I am also a fan of the fresh chicken verde enchiladas.
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Old Today, 08:53 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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The best tasting frozen meals aren't probably healthy...
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Old Today, 09:31 AM
 
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The best tasting frozen meals aren't probably healthy...
If it tastes good, spit it out."
- Jack LaLanne
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Old Today, 09:52 AM
 
Location: SE WI
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I spend way too many nights in motels so occasionally I'll grab something frozen to zap back in the room if I don't feel like eating out.


I really like the Devour brand of meals. Every variety I tried was very good. Have any of you tried these?
https://www.brandeating.com/2016/08/...meal-line.html
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Old Today, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Perhaps they taste better but the portions are very small compared to normal portions you would eat at home or restaurants. Most of them weight 8-9 oz and provide less than 300 cal which is just not enough food for a meal.
A 4-ounce meat, 2 spoons of gravy, half cup of starch, and a quarter cup of vegetable is definitely not going to make anyone full. This can lead to a lowered metabolic rate or snacking that's not mindful.

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Most people eat two such dinners at the time (except those who are on a strict diet)
When I buy frozen meals I always go for the meals with the most protein/beef. Marie Calendar's Meatloaf and Mashed potatoes is one choice. I usually don't buy a frozen fish dinner, but I'm crazy about Stouffer's Fish Fillet Dinner with Macaroni and Cheese.

I also keep a big box of White Castle Sliders around for quick pick-up.

I only eat a frozen meal a couple times a week, when pinched for time, as I love to cook!
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Old Today, 09:58 AM
 
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Most of them are loaded with sodium and fat. Some even contain 700 mg sodium per serving.
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Old Today, 10:01 AM
 
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Perhaps they taste better but the portions are very small compared to normal portions you would eat at home or restaurants. Most of them weight 8-9 oz and provide less than 300 cal which is just not enough food for a meal.
A 4-ounce meat, 2 spoons of gravy, half cup of starch, and a quarter cup of vegetable is definitely not going to make anyone full. This can lead to a lowered metabolic rate or snacking that's not mindful.

Read More: https://www.mashed.com/57569/everyth..._campaign=clip
Most people eat two such dinners at the time (except those who are on a strict diet)
I find the Marketplace line to be pretty hearty. Then again, it doesn’t take much to fill me up. The line with the red box packaging, on the other hand, yea, an hour later after eating those I’m hungry again. Hangry, lol. Their portions are tiny.

Either way, I don’t eat these daily as I know they’re not healthy. I just keep them for those lazy days where I didn’t cook the night before to pack anything for lunch.
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Old Today, 12:03 PM
 
Location: SE Florida
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Homemade then frozen. The only thing I buy that could be considered a finished product are eggrolls and springrools.
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Old Today, 12:09 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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One of the best frozen meals I've ever bought is a Chicken Souvlaki protein bowl by a company called CedarLane. Chicken, wild & brown rice, quinoa, kalamata olives in a tangy feta/yogurt sauce, very tasty and only 300 calories.

Naturally my local market decided to stop carrying it. I offered to buy a case, they wouldn't even have to open the box but they apparently have little interest in doing business and keeping their customers happy.
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Old Today, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Trader Joes anything.

Their baked brie gives me life.
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