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7 High-Protein Frozen Dinners to Keep On Hand

May 22, 2024
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Frozen dinners are fast, easy, and convenient, but they often do have some drawbacks. Traditionally, they haven’t always been the most nutritionally dense meal options, and they aren’t always the greatest source of protein, so they can leave you feeling hungry pretty soon after finishing. Some other frozen dinner options are calorie-laden and fried or greasy, so they leave you feeling lethargic and unsatisfied afterward. To save you the step of having to read every label in the freezer aisle, we gathered these high-protein frozen dinners, which are healthy, tasty, and great sources of this needed macronutrient.

When it comes to finding high-protein frozen dinners, here are some things to look for:

  • At least 15 grams of protein
  • At least a few grams of fiber
  • Fairly low in carbs and little or no added sugar

Here are some of our favorite high-protein frozen dinners that you’ll enjoy, and that will leave you feeling satisfied and full.

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1. Luvo Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

Luvo Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

This vegetarian lasagna has 15 grams of protein in each serving, in part thanks to delicious Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Plus, it’s filled with nutrient-dense vegetables like butternut squash and kale.

In addition to being high in protein, this lasagna is also a great source of vitamins C and A, and it has just 330 calories per serving.

2. Lean Cuisine Protein Kick Four Cheese Pizza

Lean Cuisine Protein Kick Four Cheese Pizza

When you think of nutritious options for dinner, pizza might not come to mind, but the Lean Cuisine Protein Kick Four Cheese Pizza is another story. This frozen pizza packs in a large amount of protein, as well as calcium, in just one serving.

Thanks to its blend of mozzarella, Parmesan, asiago, and Romano cheeses, the pizza contains 20 grams of protein. Its high protein content isn’t the only thing this pizza has going for it; it’s also pretty low in calories at just 370.

Related: We Ate a Lot of Frozen Pizza — and Found the Healthiest, Tastiest Ones

3. Healthy Choice Power Bowls Adobo Chicken

Healthy Choice Power Bowls Adobo Chicken

One of the best things about chicken — besides the fact that it’s a great source of protein — is that it’s so versatile. In this frozen dinner, the chicken takes on a Southwestern flavor profile, as it’s served with Guajillo chili, roasted corn, poblano peppers, and tomatoes.

This frozen dinner contains a whopping 26 grams of protein in just one serving, while also maintaining a relatively low calorie count at 330. Not only is the dish great for adding protein to your diet, but it also has plenty of iron in it as well.

4. Protein Lover’s Frozen Breakfast Burrito

Protein Lover’s Frozen Breakfast Burrito

Who says you can’t have breakfast for dinner? Sure, this protein-filled burrito, which contains eggs, sharp cheddar cheese, and quinoa, is meant for the morning, but it’s just as good later in the day.

The burrito, which has 20 grams of protein in one serving, gets a lot of its protein from its traditional breakfast burrito ingredients; eggs and cheese. It also gets a good helping of protein from the addition of seitan — a meat substitute made of wheat gluten.

5. Trader Joe’s Chicken Burrito Bowl

Trader Joe’s Chicken Burrito Bowl

There’s a true and tested method to ensure that you have a satisfying dinner — have some chicken, a grain like rice or quinoa, and some veggies and spices. This frozen dinner from Trader Joe’s has all of that, plus black beans, corn, and a chipotle-spiced Southwest-style sauce.

Each bowl contains 22 grams of protein, as well as 9 grams of dietary fiber. Another plus? There’s only 370 calories per serving.

6. Healthy Choice Chicken Tikka Masala

Healthy Choice Chicken Tikka Masala

Sure, chicken tikka masala is inspired by Indian ingredients and recipes, but the dish itself is all British. In fact, in 2001, Britain’s Foreign Secretary Robin Cook said in a speech that it’s one of Britain’s national dishes. But you don’t have to fly to London to try it. This frozen dinner by Healthy Choice captures the flavors and spices of chicken tikka masala and is packed with protein.

The frozen dinner is also low in carbs and has a good amount of dietary fiber, helped by the fact that it’s made with cauliflower rice.

7. Cali’foods Lasagna with Meat Sauce

Cali’foods Lasagna with Meat Sauce

On the surface, this frozen lasagna doesn’t seem like it’s overflowing with vegetables. But secretly, rather than flour-based noodles, this lasagna uses cauliflower noodles. The frozen meal also has antibiotic-free beef, spinach, ricotta, and, like any good Italian dish, basil. Not only is it packed with veggies, but the frozen dinner is also high in protein, at an impressive 19 grams per serving.

Another perk? This gluten-free frozen lasagna is low in carbs at just 14 per serving, plus it has 3 grams of fiber.

Read next: 17 Best Healthy Freezer Essentials To Have On Hand

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