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10 Best Frozen Dinners for Hectic Evenings

A recipe developer shares her favorite (healthyish) frozen meals for families

Jackie Freeman

Published on: September 02, 2020

10 Best Frozen Dinners for Hectic Evenings

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Caulipower Cauliflower Three Cheese Pizza

No frozen meal list would be complete without pizza, so we wouldn’t dare leave this item off the list. Caulipower’s cauliflower pizzas (say that three times fast, I dare you) are high in protein, have less sugar than traditional frozen pizzas and are gluten-free. Oh, and did we mention that the crust is made out of cauliflower, and no one, especially the kids, will ever know? Best of all, it’s easy to find at most major supermarkets, including PCC, Safeway and QFC.

Annie Chun’s Potstickers

You know when you walk into PCC you’ll find an assortment of healthy meal options. Head over to the freezer section and grab a bag of chicken and vegetable potstickers. Made with organic chicken, cabbage and onions, these plump bite-size dumplings are perfect dipped in soy sauce or sweet chili sauce and served with a side of rice and steamed veggies.

Brazi Bites Empanadas

Kids love anything bite-size, and adults love anything with flavor, so these empanadas are the perfect combination. Both gluten- and grain-free, they come in four flavors (including my family's favorite, black bean and cheddar) and they cook in just 20 minutes in a toaster oven. Pick up a bag at PCC, QFC, Safeway or Target.

Evol Hawaiian-Style Grilled Chicken

I don’t know about your crew, but anything featuring pineapple is automatically a winner at my house. Back that up with tender chicken, edamame, rice and water chestnuts (plus a few bell peppers for color), this preservative- and antibiotic-free dish tastes just as good as it is for you.

 Editor’s note: This article was originally published in October 2019, and updated in September 2020.

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