Best Low Calorie Frozen Meals, Rated by Taste, Nutrition, and How Filling They Are!

If you're trying to lose some weight, you may have considered Nutrisystem, or Jenny Craig. 

For those of you who'd rather save a ton of cash and do it yourself, you can use frozen meals from your supermarket. But you've got to choose the right frozen meals to jettison those pounds without feeling hungry or becoming nutritionally deficient. And you'll have to add fruits, vegetables, and dairy (or dairy substitutes), just as Nutrisystem and Jenny Craig require their members to do).

Here are some of the best frozen meals to lose weight that are affordably-priced and widely available in supermarkets (ratings provided courtesy of the registered dietitians at iLoveThisDiet.com).

Brand: Healthy Choice

TOP 10 BEST TASTING "HEALTHY CHOICE" MEALS
Taste Rating; higher is better. 10 is best.

Barbecue Seasoned Steak with Red Potatoes (260 calories) Taste:9
Beef and Broccoli (Simply)** (270 calories) Taste:9
Beef Teriyaki* (270 calories) Taste:9
Chicken & Potatoes with BBQ Sauce (250 calories) Taste:9
General Tso's Spicy Chicken (290 calories) Taste:9
Grilled Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo (Simply)** (190 calories) Taste:9
Grilled Chicken Pesto & Vegetables (Simply)* (200 calories) Taste:9
Meatball Marinara (Simply)* (280 calories) Taste:9
Sweet & Sour Chicken (350 calories) Taste:9
Grilled Chicken Marinara with Parmesan (250 calories) Taste:8

TOP 10 HEALTHIEST "HEALTHY CHOICE" MEALS
Nutritional grades. Also, an asterisk * by the meal means that it contains 1/2 serving of non-starchy vegetables.

Barbecue Seasoned Steak with Red Potatoes (260 calories) A
Beef Pot Roast* (220 calories) A+
Beef Strips Portabella (270 calories) A
Chicken & Vegetable Stir Fry (Simply)* (190 calories) A+
Country Herb Chicken (280 calories) A
Golden Roasted Turkey Breast* (260 calories) A+
Honey Balsamic Chicken* (210 calories) A+
Meatball Marinara (Simply)* (280 calories) A+
Three Cheese Tortellini (Simply)* (230 calories) A+
Tortellini Primavera Parmesan* (250 calories) A+

 
TOP 10 MOST FILLING "HEALTHY CHOICE" MEALS
Fullness; higher is better. "10" is most filling (keeps hunger away!)
 
Beef Pot Roast* (220 calories) Fullness:10
Chicken & Noodles (270 calories) Fullness:9
Chicken Linguini with Red Pepper Alfredo* (250 calories) Fullness:9
Chicken Parmigiana* (330 calories) Fullness:10
Classic Meat Loaf (280 calories) Fullness:10
Country Fried Chicken (340 calories) Fullness:10
Golden Roasted Turkey Breast* (260 calories) Fullness:10
Homestyle Salisbury Steak (240 calories) Fullness:10
Oven Roasted Chicken* (240 calories) Fullness:10
Unwrapped Burrito Bowl (Simply) (270 calories) Fullness:9


Brand: Lean Cuisine


TOP 10 BEST TASTING "LEAN CUISINE" MEALS
Taste Rating; higher is better. 10 is best.

Asian-Style Pot Stickers (280 calories) Taste:9
Butternut Squash Ravioli (260 calories) Taste:9
Chicken Ranch Club Flatbread Melt (370 calories) Taste:10
Classic Five Cheese Lasagna (350 calories) Taste:10
Ranchero Braised Beef (250 calories) Taste:10
Sesame Stir Fry with Chicken (280 calories) Taste:9
Spinach, Artichoke & Chicken Panini (330 calories) Taste:10
Three Cheese Stuffed Rigatoni (280 calories) Taste:10
Tortilla Crusted Fish (300 calories) Taste:10
Wood Fire-Style Margherita Pizza (320calories) Taste:9


TOP 10 HEALTHIEST "LEAN CUISINE" MEALS
Nutritional grades. Also, an asterisk * by the meal means that it contains 1/2 serving of non-starchy vegetables.

Alfredo Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli* (280 calories)  B+
Asparagus and Cheese Ravioli** (260 calories) A-
Chicken with Almonds* (290 calories) A+
Pomegranate Chicken* (180 calories)  A+
Roasted Chicken & Garden Vegetables** (220 calories) A-
Santa Fe-Style Rice & Beans  (290 calories)   A
Sweet Sriracha Braised Beef**  (170 calories)   A-
Three Cheese Stuffed Rigatoni**  (280 calories)   A-
Vegetable Eggroll*  (300 calories) B+
Wood Fire-Style BBQ Recipe Chicken Pizza (340 calories)  A
 
TOP 10 MOST FILLING "LEAN CUISINE" MEALS
Fullness; higher is better. "10" is most filling (keeps hunger away!)
 
Apple Cranberry Chicken (280 calories) Fullness:8
Beef Pot Roast    (210 calories)  Fullness:8
Cheddar Potatoes with Broccoli (220 calories) Fullness:9
Chicken Fettuccini  (280 calories) Fullness:8
Classic Five Cheese Lasagna  (350 calories) Fullness:10
Lasagna with Meat Sauce (320 calories) Fullness:9
Roasted Chicken & Garden Vegetables (220 calories) Fullness:9
Santa Fe-Style Rice & Beans (290 calories) Fullness:9
Sesame Stir Fry with Chicken  (280 calories) Fullness:9
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (310 calories) Fullness:10


Brand: Eating Right (Albertson's / Safeway brand)

"Eating Right for Healthy Living" is an in-house brand of the massive supermarket chain Albertson's, which includes: Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs, Albertsons, ACME, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaw’s, Star Market, Super Saver, United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos

TOP 10 BEST TASTING "EATING RIGHT FOR HEALTHY LIVING" MEALS
Taste Rating; higher is better. 10 is best.
 
Chicken Teriyaki (250 calories) Taste:8
Chicken with Peanut Sauce (270 calories) Taste:8
Sesame Chicken (290 calories) Taste:9
Sweet & Sour Chicken (260 calories) Taste:8
Three Cheese Pasta (300 calories) Taste:8
Turkey Lasagna (340 calories) Taste:9
Chicken Parmesan (300 calories) Taste:7
Pineapple Black Bean Chicken (270 calories) Taste:7
Roasted Turkey (260 calories) Taste:7
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (290 calories) Taste:7
 
TOP 10 HEALTHIEST "EATING RIGHT FOR HEALTHY LIVING" MEALS
Nutritional grades. Also, an asterisk * by the meal means that it contains 1/2 serving of non-starchy vegetables.
 
Cashew Chicken (290 calories) B
Chicken Teriyaki (250 calories) B
Chicken & Vegetable Potstickers (270 calories) B
Chicken with Plum Sauce* (300 calories) B+
Mediterranean Style Chicken (230 (calories) B
Roasted Turkey* (260 calories) B+
Santa Fe Style Rice & Beans (290 calories) B
Spaghetti with Meat Sauche (290 calories) B
Sweet & Sour Chicken (260 calories) A
Turkey Meatloaf (280 calories) B
 
TOP 10 MOST FILLING "EATING RIGHT FOR HEALTHY LIVING" MEALS
Fullness; higher is better. "10" is most filling (keeps hunger away!)
 
Cashew Chicken (290 calories) Fullness:8
Chicken Parmesan (300 calories) Fullness:8
Chicken with Plum Sauce (300 calories) Fullness:8
Mediterranean Style Chicken (230 calories) Fullness:9
Pineapple Black Bean Chicken (270 calories) Fullness:9
Santa Fe Style Ricke & Beans (290 calories) Fullness:9
Sesame Chicken (290 calories) Fullness:8
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (290 calories) Fullness:10
Three Cheese Pasta (300 calories) Fullness:8
Turkey Lasagna (340 calories) Fullness:9
 
Brand: EVOL


TOP 10 BEST TASTING EVOL MEALS
Taste Rating; higher is better. 10 is best.

Lean & Fit Coconut Lemongrass Chicken (250 calories) Taste:10 
Butternut Squash & Sage Ravioli (310 calories) Taste:10 
Chicken Enchilada Bake (350 calories) Taste:10  
Vegetable Enchiladas (330 calories) Taste:10 
Chicken Enchiladas (410 calories) Taste:10
Scramble Cup Egg, Basil, Pesto, Potato & Cheese (210 calories) Taste:10
Cilantro Lime Chicken Burrito (330 calories) Taste:8 
Egg & Green Chile Burrito (340 calories) Taste:8 
Steak Fajita Burrito Plus Guacamole (400 calories) Taste:8
Fire Grilled Steak (400 calories) Taste:8
 
TOP 10 HEALTHIEST EVOL MEALS
Nutritional grades. Also, an asterisk * by the meal means that it contains 1/2 serving of non-starchy vegetables.
 
Quinoa & Roasted Veggies * (290 calories) A+
Roasted Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts & Whole Grains *(200 calories) A+
Lean & Fit Fire Grilled Chicken Poblano *  (270 calories) A+
Shredded Chicken & Caramelized Onion Street Tacos (240 calories) A
Chicken, Bean, & Rice Burrito (330 calories) A
Steak Fajita Burrito Plus Guacamole * (400 calories)  B+
Chicken Fajita Burrito Plus Guacamole * (370 calories) B+
Vegetable Lasagna * (330 calories)  B+
Egg & Green Chile Burrito *  (340 calories) B+
Fire Grilled Steak * (400 calories) B+
 
TOP 10 MOST FILLING EVOL MEALS
Fullness; higher is better. "10" is most filling (keeps hunger away!)
 
Lasagna & Meat Sauce (430 calories) Fullness:9
Vegetable Lasagna (330 calories) Fullness:9
Lean & Fit Fire Grilled Chicken Poblano (270 calories) Fullness:9
Chicken Enchilada Bake  (350 calories) Fullness:9
Vegetable Enchiladas  (330 calories) Fullness:9
Chicken Enchiladas (410 calories) Fullness:9
Roasted Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts & Whole Grains (200 calories) Fullness:9
Fire Grilled Steak (400 calories) Fullness:9
Lean & Fit Teriyaki Chicken (260 calories) Fullness:8
Quinoa & Roasted Veggies (290 calories) Fullness:8
 
 
Brand: Smart Ones (includes SmartMade)
 


TOP 10 BEST TASTING EVOL MEALS
Taste Rating; higher is better. 10 is best.

Chicken with Spinach Fettuccine (SmartMade) 200    9
Chipotle Lime Chicken    170    9
Mexican-Style Chicken Bowl (SmartMade)    260    8
Mini Rigatoni with Vodka Cream Sauce    270    8
Orange Sesame Chicken Bowl (SmartMade)    240    8
Roasted Turkey & Vegetables (SmartMade)    240    10
Thai-Style Chicken & Vegetables (SmartMade)    250    10
Three Cheese Ziti Marinara    280    8
Turkey Sausage & Roasted Vegetable Lasagna Bake (SmartMade)    340    10
White Wine Chicken & Couscous (SmartMade)    190    10

TOP 10 HEALTHIEST SMART ONES MEALS 
Nutritional grades. Also, an asterisk * by the meal means that it contains 1/2 serving of non-starchy vegetables.

Grilled Sesame Beef & Broccoli (SmartMade)*    220    B+
Lemon Herb Chicken Piccata    210    A
Mini Rigatoni with Vodka Cream Sauce    270    A
Orange Sesame Chicken*    250    A+
Pulled Pork & Black Beans    230    A
Sesame Noodles with Vegetables*    260    A+
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce    280    A
Spicy Peanut Chicken & Broccoli (SmartMade)*    250    B+
Thai-Style Chicken & Vegetalbes (SmartMade)*    250    B+
White Wine Chicken & Couscous (SmartMade)    190    A

TOP 10 MOST FILLING SMART ONES MEALS   
Fullness; higher is better. "10" is most filling (keeps hunger away!)
Angel Hair Marinara    180    9
Creamy Pasta Romano    220    9
Creamy Rigatoni with Broccoli & Chicken    260    9
Fettucini Alfredo    250    9
Lasagna Florentine    310    10
Mexican-Style Chicken Bowl (SmartMade)    260    9
Mexican-Style Pulled Pork Bowl    320    9
Mini Rigatoni with Vodka Cream Sauce    270    9
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce    280    10
Traditional Lasagna with Meat Sauce    310    10
 

 
ratings courtesy of iLoveThisDiet.com
 

 

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