The Healthy Meals To Have In Your Freezer When You Don't Feel Like Cooking

Meal prep is cool, but have you tried microwaving a frozen meal and finishing dinner in 15 minutes flat? For some reason, there's a misconception that in order to eat healthy you also have to spend a ton of time cooking and preparing your meals. That's so not true, and there are plenty of meals that are good for you and only require pressing a few microwave buttons.

Thankfully, frozen meals have evolved along with our understanding of health and nutrition. Instead of questionable "TV dinners" or partitioned mystery meat on a tray, you can find real whole foods in the freezer section of your supermarket. And instead of having to guess what might taste good with your ingredients, frozen meals come pre-made with all the seasoning and garnishes you'd want.

Ahead, we found the most delicious, good-for-you frozen meals to add to your grocery list.

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SMARTMADE Roasted Vegetable Enchilada Bake

Zap this veggie-packed bowl for lunch and you get nine grams of fiber and 12 grams of protein.

What it tastes like: It's filled with black beans, roasted corn, red peppers, and tomatoes. Dare we say it's reminiscent of a Chipotle burrito?

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Healthy Choice Grilled Chicken Pesto and Vegetables

Packed with cruciferous veggies like broccoli and cauliflower, this pasta dish has five grams of fiber and 28 grams of protein.

What it tastes like: Rich basil sauce and juicy pieces of grilled chicken adds much-needed flavor to this vegetable-heavy dish.

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Lean Cuisine Pomegranate Chicken

There's 17 grams of protein in this simple chicken and veggie dish. And if you have celiac or a gluten allergy, this meal is a nice gluten-free option.

What it tastes like: The green beans, carrots, and grilled chicken are tossed in a light pomegranate seasoning.

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Luvo So Cal Kale & Bean Power Bowl

This bowl is full of plant-based protein, whole grains, fiber, and real vegetables.

What it tastes like: There are two types of beans in this bowl, white and red, along with kale, shiitake mushrooms, and cruciferous vegetables. Be warned: It does contain cilantro, but in infinitesimal amounts.

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Evol Chicken, Bean & Rice Burrito

You get a hefty serving of 15 grams of protein and four grams of fiber in this microwavable burrito.

What it tastes like: Chile sauce, cheddar cheese, and tomato salsa add flavor to this simple burrito.

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Kashi Chimichurri Quinoa Bowl

This quinoa bowl contains 3/4 cup of vegetables, 17 grams of whole grains, and 10 grams of protein per serving.

What it tastes like: Garlicky, thanks to the chimichurri sauce.

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Bird's Eye Superfood Blends

One serving of this easy-to-make side dish has 11 grams of protein and vitamins A, C, and E.

What it tastes like: There's a light soy sauce used in the black rice and edamame mixture.

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