Sunday, February 15, 2009

Best of the Freezer Section

BEST BEEF ENTRÉE
Stouffer’s Lean Cuisine Steak Tips Portobello
Makes a great snack. But for dinner, you’ll need more than one to fill you up.
Per serving: 180 calories, 15 g protein, 13 g carbs

BEST CHICKEN ENTRÉE
Marie Callender’s Grilled Chicken Breast
Statistically, this is what to look for in a frozen dinner.
Per serving: 450 calories, 33 g protein, 39 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 17 g fat

BEST TURKEY ENTRÉE
Marie Callender’s Honey Roasted Turkey
Surprisingly high in belly-filling fiber.
Per serving: 320 calories, 25 g protein, 31 g carbs, 8 g fiber, 10 g fat

BEST FROZEN PASTA
Bertolli Roasted Chicken and Linguine
This pasta meal isn’t overloaded with carbs.
Per serving: 410 calories, 25 g protein, 41 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 17 g fat

BEST MICROWAVE PIZZA
South Beach Diet Pepperoni Pizza
The easy winner in its category.
Per pizza: 350 calories, 31 g protein, 36 g carbs, 9 g fiber, 12 g fat

BEST FROZEN SNACK
Lean Pockets Mexican Style Three Cheese & Chicken Quesadilla
A fast snack: Just nuke and eat.
Per pocket: 260 calories, 13 g protein, 34 g carbs

BEST FROZEN BURRITO
Amy’s Cheddar Cheese, Beans and Rice
Improve its nutritional value—without catapulting calories—by topping with fresh tomatoes and lettuce.
Per burrito: 300 calories, 11 g protein, 43 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 9 g fat

BEST PIZZA
Palermo’s Primo Thin Ultra-Thin Crust Pizza Special Edition Pepperoni
Far better than doughier brands.
Per ⅓ pizza: 380 calories, 18 g protein, 24 g carbs

BEST FROZEN VEGETABLE
Birds Eye Garden Peas
Quickest soup ever: Simmer the peas with two cups of chicken broth and half a cup of cream. Puree in a blender and serve.
Per ⅔ cup: 70 calories, 12 g carbs, 4 g fiber
(In light of our recent doctor visit - this one makes me laugh.)

BEST FROZEN FRUIT
Dole Mixed Berries
Simmer a cup of berries with a splash of #122. Serve the warm berry sauce over vanilla ice cream.
Per cup: 70 calories, 17 g carbs, 5 g fiber

BEST WAFFLE
Vans All-Natural Belgian 7-Grain
We found this in the health food freezer. And while we wouldn’t have stocked it there, its superior taste—and high fiber content—makes it worthy of our list.
Per 2 waffles: 230 calories, 42 g carbs, 7 g fiber

BEST FROZEN BREAKFAST SANDWICH
Jimmy Dean’s D-Lights Canadian Bacon, Egg Whites and Cheese
A solid source of protein.
Per sandwich: 230 calories, 15 g protein, 30 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 6 g fat

BEST ICE CREAM
Breyer's All Natural Mint Chocolate Chip
Packs fewer calories per serving than other leading brands but still tastes delicious.
Per ½ cup: 150 calories, 17 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 8 g fat

BEST FROZEN TREAT
Edy's/Dreyer's SlowChurned Vanilla with Crunch Bar
When you want to indulge, one bar provides portion control.
Per bar: 150 calories, 19 g carbs, 8 g fat
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