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17 Frozen Dinners That Aren't Too Bad For You

Lazy can be healthy!

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We all have lazy days, when even making food seems like too much effort.

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But don't fear! We've found the healthiest frozen foods, so even if you don't want to move you can still eat something nutritious.

We searched for foods that came in under 500 calories, had around 1g of salt or less, and were preferably high in fibre and protein and low in saturated fat.

*Also: Of course, there's no one perfect meal. What you're searching for will vary, but we're listed a few different options below.

1. Tesco Healthy Living Thai Green Chicken Curry

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Calories: 309

Fat: 6.1 g (Saturated: 3.7 g)

Sodium: 1.1g

Carbohydrates: 40.6g

Sugar: 8.9g

Fiber: 4.0g

Protein: 20.9g

This is already packed with veggies, but you can stir in some baby spinach at the end for an extra vitamin hit.


2. Waitrose Frozen nut roast Wellingtons

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Calories: 341

Fat: 20.5 g (Saturated: 8.5 g)

Sodium: 780 mg

Carbohydrates: 25.7 g

Sugar: 7.2 g

Fiber: 2.9 g

Protein: 11.2 g

The mix of nuts, butternut squash and goat's cheese hits all the right healthy notes, just add a large green salad.

3. Linda McCartney chana masala vegcakes

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Calories: 322

Fat: 16.9 g (Saturated: 5.4 g)

Sodium: 790 mg

Carbohydrates: 29.2 g

Sugar: 3.0 g

Fiber: 6.7 g

Protein: 10.2 g

One of these vegcakes is loaded with protein and fibre, add some griddled long stem broccoli and a small portion of brown rice for a healthy and filling meal.

4. Weight Watchers Sweet And Sour Chicken

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Have your classic Chinese takeaway fave in a low-cal version. Add some stir-fried cabbage into the mix for an extra dose of veggies.

Calories: 312

Fat: 1.4 g (Saturated: 0.2 g)

Sodium: 1.1g

Carbohydrates: 58.1g

Sugar: 19g

Fiber: 1.6g

Protein: 16.1g

5. Wiltshire Farm Foods Cauliflower & Spinach Curry

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Calories: 399

Fat: 9.2 g (Saturated: 3.4 g)

Sodium: 1.2g

Carbohydrates: 64g

Sugar: 7.1g

Fiber: 5.3g

Protein: 13g

The mix of cauliflower and spinach in super nutritious, for an added boost stir in some frozen peas at the last minute.

6. Amy's Kitchen Tortilla Bake

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Calories: 390

Fat: 18.2 g (Saturated: 5.9 g)

Sodium: 1.2g

Carbohydrates: 40g

Sugar: 6g

Fiber: 6.9g

Protein: 16.9g

A filling, protein rich meal, just add a fresh salsa for some zing.


7. Morrisons Vegetarian Glamorgan Sausage

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Calories: 175

Fat: 8.6 g (Saturated: 2.3 g)

Sodium: 0.3g

Carbohydrates: 18.9g

Sugar: 4.6g

Fibre: 3.1g

Protein: 4.1g

Serve with steamed cabbage to add some vits.

8. Oakhouse Foods Moroccan Lamb With Rice

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Calories: 532

Fat: 12.8 g (Saturated: 4.4 g)

Sodium: 0.84g

Carbohydrates: 80.4g

Sugar: 6g

Fiber: 3.2g

Protein: 28g

This high-protein dish will fill you up, just stir through some peas or spinach to amp up the fibre.

10. Morrisons Vegetarian Squash & Nut Roasts

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Calories: 212

Fat: 11.5 g (Saturated: 1.2 g)

Sodium: 1.2g

Carbohydrates: 20.4g

Sugar: 6.6g

Fibre: 3.4g

Protein: 5.1g

These veggie-packed roasts just need a dressed edamame salad side to up the fibre and you're good to go.

11. Wiltshire Farm Foods Fish Proven├žale

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Calories: 307

Fat: 5.4 g (Saturated: 1.2 g)

Sodium: 1.0g

Carbohydrates: 43g

Sugar: 5.9g

Fiber: 5.0g

Protein: 20g

This a healthy balanced meal with fish and a range of veggies, it's low in fat and high in protein too.


12. Sainsbury's Lemon Chicken Risotto, Be Good To Yourself

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Calories: 373

Fat: 5.5g (Saturated: 3.1g)

Sodium: 1.1g

Carbohydrates: 59.3g

Sugar: 6.2g

Fiber: 2.4g

Protein: 20.4g

Another low fat, high protein meal, this veggie-packed chicken risotto will definitely fill you up.

(Pictured is a pea pesto risotto)

13. Morrisons Vegetarian Quarter Pounders

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Calories: 205

Fat: 9.1 g (Saturated: 0.9 g)

Sodium: 1.2g

Carbohydrates: 25g

Sugar: 3.9g

Fibre: 3.7g

Protein: 3.9g

Add some roasted sweet potato fries for a healthy version of burger and chips.

14. ASDA Good & Balanced Seafood Paella


Calories: 281

Fat: 4.6 g (Saturated: 0.4 g)

Sodium: 1.0g

Carbohydrates: 41.82 g

Sugar: 5.2 g

Fibre: 6.7 g

Protein: 5.78 g

For an extra protein hit, add half a can of chickpeas to this tasty dish.

15. Clive's Organic Gluten Free Vegetable Chilli Pie


Calories: 488

Fat: 27.0 g (Saturated: 12.5 g)

Sodium: 1.4g

Carbohydrates: 47.6 g

Sugar: 5.9g

Protein: 9.0g

This is quite a high calorie meal, balance it out with a big green salad, dressed with just oil and lemon juice.

16. ASDA Good & Counted Tuna Pasta Bake


Calories: 290

Fat: 2.5 g (Saturated: 1.1 g)

Sodium: 1.0g

Carbohydrates: 47 g

Sugar: 5.6 g

Fiber: 3.5 g

Protein: 18 g

This high-protein bake just needs a little extra fibre, so steam some broccoli to serve.