Are there any frozen microwavable meals out there that are recommended?

  • Hello everyone, I often need to grab something quick to eat, being a college student. That said, I have often bought Lean Cuisine or some different version of frozen food. Are there any good brands out there that would fit the nutrition requirements of Daily Burn?

    evammentorp   by: evammentorp
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    GaryK  about 2 years ago by: GaryK

    Go to Traders Joe's (if you have one in your neighborhood) But look carefully at what you are buying. They do have some items that fit in with the DB plan (The coconut shrimp for example) However on the aforementioned item. They recommend 6 as a serving, The DB plan would suggest 3, add green vegetable and a brown rice (Rice can be prepared in advance and stored for three to five days MAX) Vegetables can be microwaved as well. Turkey Meatballs (Also 1/2 suggested serving)

    Instead of relying on the microwave however I would suggest looking at easier meals to prepare. Like The turkey club on the DB Nutrition site. Try Baby spring lettuce with Tuna fish, celery and cucumbers for a quick salad. If you have a toaster/oven, you can broil Salmon or snapper in 20 minutes

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    JoseP  about 2 years ago by: JoseP

    Hi there. Besides frozen vegetables I don't know of any specific brands that are suited under the DB nutrition plan. Ideally you don't want to depend on a microwave to prepare your meals but it's hard as a college student. If I come across any, I will be sure to let you know.

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    phormalitize  almost 2 years ago by: phormalitize

    Some microwave meals out there actually seem pretty healthy (although I hate the plastic they come in - doesn't seem microwave-safe at all! I always put them in glass dishes before microwaving). My problem with the microwave meals is that they really aren't a big enough meal for me, and they just make me feel deprived and like a huge pig for needing more food than they provide.

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    Tomoe77  over 1 year ago by: Tomoe77

    Honestly, I think you would be better off finding some good healthy recipes that freeze well, making large amounts, portioning them off and then freezing them. When you're hungry, you can pop it in the freezer. It will of course take some time to cook the large portion, but after you'll be smooth sailing for a while. I know that there are recipe book that are made just for this purpose; when I get some titles, I'll post again. I think one of Jillian Michaels' books has mass quantity recipes for freezing. Probably "Making the Cut", but I'll double check. It's one thing to have a TV dinner every once in a while, but you don't want to live on them. Even the "healthy" microwavables aren't that healthy.

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      rruebbelke over 1 year ago

      try microwave eggs for breakfast or a snack/light lunch. All you do is add 1-2 eggs to a microwave safe bowl, whisk them up, add veggies, low-fat cheese, or some protein (chicken, turkey, ham, etc.); then microwave on high for 1 minute at a time until the center of the egg is completely cooked. It's like magically fast scrambled eggs. Top with some salsa or hot sauce and you just completed a meal in like 3 minutes!

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