Everyone loves when a good meal can be ready in a matter of minutes. This is particularly true for breakfast, when many of us are running short on time. This is when frozen meals can come in handy. Unfortunately, they can be packed with a ton of unhealthy ingredients and are often high in calories and fat. Luckily, there are a few options available that are actually flavorful and nutritious, so you can still enjoy a frozen meal without feeling like you’ve ruined your diet. If you’re trying to shed a few pounds and need a few ready-to-eat frozen breakfasts to stock up on, these six options won’t harm your weight-loss efforts.
1. Kashi 7 Grain Waffles
What better way to start your morning than with a serving of Kashi’s 7 Grain Waffles? The main ingredients include whole-wheat flour and the brand’s mix of seven different whole grains like oats, rye, brown rice, and buckwheat. According to WebMD, whole grains offer tons of health benefits including possible reduced risk of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, so you definitely want to make them a regular part of your diet. With these, you’ll get 24 grams of whole grains, 7 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein for each serving of two waffles, all for just 140 calories. Not to mention, just 3 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fat. Top them with your favorite nut butter for increased flavor and protein, plus some fruit for added nutrients and antioxidants, and you’ll have an even healthier breakfast.
2. Evol Lean & Fit Breakfast Sandwich
Opt for one of Evol’s Lean & Fit Egg White breakfast sandwiches next time you need a quick on-the-go meal. Particularly, the one that’s made with kale, roasted tomato, and goat cheese. All of this is sandwiched in between a multigrain flatbread, which is mostly made of whole-wheat flour, so you’ll get a taste of flavor and good nutrients in each bite. Each sandwich is just 150 calories and offers 4 grams of fat, 19 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, and 10 grams of protein to help keep you satisfied. As a bonus, the eggs come from cage-free hens that are treated in certified humane facilities, and the cheese is from goats that are never fed animal products. You’ll not only be getting great nutritional value with this one, but also the best ingredients, first thing in the morning.
3. Ian’s Sausage Pancrepes
Keep your morning exciting with Ian’s Sausage Pancrepes, which take pigs in a blanket to a breakfast level. They are made with sausages wrapped in a pancake/crepe to give you a little bit of both a sweet and savory flavor. It’s minimally processed and contains no milk, wheat, gluten, nuts, soy, preservatives, or artificial ingredients, so it’s better than any sausage breakfast you can get on the go. Two pancrepes are just 250 calories, packed with 13 grams of protein, and only have 4 grams of sugar. This not-so-typical option is a great way to keep your taste buds guessing and to keep your morning meals from getting boring.
4. Amy’s Breakfast Burrito
Amy’s Kitchen is known to make a variety of healthy frozen meals, with the breakfast burrito as one of the better options to start your day. The tortilla is made with organic whole-wheat flour, which is an ingredient that offers a ton of fiber that may help lower bad cholesterol and control blood sugar, per Health. You’ll also get a good amount of protein from the organic tofu and black beans, and added energy and flavor from the potatoes, peppers, and tomatoes. One burrito is just 270 calories and contains 38 grams of carbs. Combine that with the 6 grams of fiber and 12 grams of protein, and you’ll be satisfied all morning.
5. Good Food Made Simple Southwestern Veggie Breakfast Bowl
Starting your day with Good Food Made Simple’s Southwestern Veggie Breakfast Bowl will satisfy your hunger and fill you with whole foods first thing in the morning. It’s made with real ingredients such as scrambled egg whites from chickens raised without antibiotics, black beans, roasted russet potatoes, and a mix of vegetables like peppers and onions. The antibiotic-free white sharp cheddar cheese will blend the ingredients together for a finishing touch, so your taste buds will definitely be happy with each bite. The best part is that each bowl is only 190 calories and has 3 grams of fiber and 14 grams of protein.
6. Garden Lites Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Muffins are an easy grab-and-go breakfast option, but you’re probably aware of how fattening, carb-loaded, and high in sugar they can be. Luckily, Garden Lites makes banana chocolate chip muffins that are mainly made with zucchini instead of flour. Yes, you read that right — a vegetable as the first ingredient. It’s also made with eggs, gluten-free oats, and real banana. One muffin is just 120 calories and has 3 grams of fat, 23 grams of carbs, and 11 grams of sugar. It’s also dairy, gluten, and nut free, so if you have any of these allergies and can never seem to find a healthy muffin that meets your specific needs, you can now add this to your grocery list.