Published: 2020-02-06 15:29
Last Updated: 2023-09-29 16:57
Feeding kids well isn’t easy. This is particularly true if you’re a busy parent. On the one hand, frozen meals are certainly a convenient dinner option when you don’t have time to prepare something. On the other hand, you may be understandably concerned that these meals don’t offer your kids the nutrients they need.
This isn’t always the case. While there are of course plenty of frozen meals your kids should probably stay away from, you may be surprised to learn that there is also a surprising amount of options that are far more nutritious than many parents realize. They include the following:
Caulipower’s Margherita Pizza
It’s no secret that pizza is a popular meal among kids. Unfortunately, pizza is often very high in calories.
That’s a good reason to consider serving this alternative instead. It uses a cauliflower-based crust to significantly reduce the calorie count. Because the crust still tastes relatively similar to other frozen pizza crusts, if you have a picky eater, it might also convince them to be more adventurous with vegetables in the future.
Applegate’s Chicken Nuggets
Chicken nuggets are another meal that’s sure to please most kids. They can also be fairly nutritious when you don’t purchase them from fast-food restaurants. After all, chicken does provide kids with the protein they need. Just opt for these healthy frozen nuggets when your kids request this meal.
Yummy Spoonful’s Chicken Sweet Potato Bites
Again, your goal might not simply be to serve nutritious foods that are easy to prepare. You might also use this opportunity to encourage a picky eater in your family to try new foods.
This snack will help. It contains enough ground chicken to almost qualify as a typical chicken nugget, while also containing a decent helping of sweet potato and quinoa. All that without unnecessary preservatives!
Kashi 7 Grain’s Frozen Waffles
Plenty of kids love waking up to a breakfast of waffles. That said, most frozen waffles aren’t very good for their health.
There are exceptions, of course! If your kids like indulging in waffles from time to time, pick up these Kashi 7 Grain Frozen Waffles. You can add peanut butter or fruit to them for even greater health benefits.
Evol’s Bean, Rice, and Cheddar Burrito
This lunch is so simple your kids can probably make it for themselves. All they have to do is heat the burrito up in the oven, and they’ll get a meal with plenty of protein and nutrients.
Keep all these options in mind the next time you’re at the grocery store. Remember, ensuring your kids eat well doesn’t need to mean constantly devoting hours of your day to meal prep.