Check Out These Ultra-Quick, Ultra-Healthy, Ultra-Delicious Frozen Dinner Ideas

For most parents, how, when, and what they feed their children takes up a lot of mental space. Parents want to make sure that their children are developing healthy eating habits and are getting the nutrients they need to grow up happy and healthy, but often find themselves facing challenges that can make meeting their goals difficult. Sometimes parents prepare delicious, nutritious meals that their kids simply won’t eat. Other times parents are short on time and end up serving up meals their kids devour but that aren’t as healthy as they’d like.

If you’ve been on the hunt for delicious, healthy food that you can prepare quickly and that your children will actually enjoy eating, consider checking out (with a cautious eye) the frozen food section of the grocery store. While a lot of frozen food is heavily processed and made from less than optimal ingredients there are several brands on the shelf now that meet parents health standards AND their need for easy and quick to prepare meals. Check out the list below for some healthy frozen meal options you can pick up today!

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For the Chicken Nuggets Lover

Chicken nuggets are a staple of many kids diets but can vary widely in regards to how nutritious they are. If your kiddo loves a good chicken nugget, consider checking out Kidfresh’s chicken nuggets which are as healthy as they are delicious. These can easily be paired up with another frozen item, like whole grain frozen waffles or even some baked fries. 

For the Mac n’ Cheese Expert

If your tot loves a good bowl of mac n’ cheese but you’re worried about feeding them something that just so, well, orange, consider looking into healthier options for a meal they love. Annies sells boxed mac n’ cheese that takes only a few minutes to prepare while Kidfresh offers parents an even quicker option with pre-made microwavable options that includes hidden carrots your babe wont even notice.

For the Veggie Skeptic

If you find yourself constantly worried about whether your little one is getting enough vegetables in their diet, you should check out Yummy Spoonfuls line of vegetable infused, protein packed frozen options. Yummy Spoonfuls is all organic and has options like chicken-broccoli bites, turkey-spinach bites, and chicken and sweet potato bites.

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For the Pizza Perfectionist

While a frozen pizza is usually quick to make a real crowd pleaser with little ones, it can also be full of extra empty calories and not-so-healthy ingredients. If your little ones loves pizza, and you love a quick meal that lets you sneak some veggies into something they love, consider hidden vegetable frozen pizzas. Be warned though–these are so yummy you might find yourself having to sneak a few bites off of your little ones plate!

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Check Out These Ultra-Quick, Ultra-Healthy, Ultra-Delicious Frozen Dinner Ideas

Julia Pelly has a master's degree in public health and works full time in the field of positive youth development. Julia loves hiking after work, swimming during the summer and taking long, cuddly afternoon naps with her two sons on the weekends. Julia lives in North Carolina, with her husband and two young boys. You can find more of her work at JuliaPelly.com ... More

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