It doesn’t matter what season it is—winter, spring, summer or fall—families are busy all year long. But just because we’re short on time, doesn’t mean we don’t want our kids to have delicious and nutritious meals. Luckily, frozen meals have evolved to include breakfast, lunch and dinner, consist of healthier ingredients and offer more kid-friendly options. Here are our picks for the best new frozen meals for busy families.
Kidfresh new Waffles
Breakfast doesn't have to be boring and with new Kidfresh Waffles, it definitely isn't. Available in homestyle, blueberry and chocolate chip, these new waffles are filled with 8g of protein, 5g of whole grains, 8 vitamins and minerals in one serving and hidden butternut squash, which adds nutritional value.
Available at Target.com, $3.99
O, That's Good Skillet Meals
If it's good enough for Oprah, it's good enough for our families! The newest offering from her line, Oh, That's Good! includes skillet dinners like Chicken Alfredo, Three-Cheese Tortellini and Garlic Chicken & Potatoes. The best part? Most of these one-pan meals have veggies hidden in the sauce!
Available at target.com, $5.
Amy's new International Wraps
If you have kids, you are probably familiar with Amy's. From their gluten-free pizzas to their delicious rice bowls, Amy's packs a lot of flavor into their frozen meals. Perfect for a quick lunch or dinner on-the-go, Amy's new International Wraps come in several new flavors including Italian Supreme Pizza Wrap and Greek Spanikopita Wrap. Let your tastebuds take a trip around the world!
Available at Target.com, $3.49
Scott & Jon's Shrimp Ramen Noodle
From Scott & Jon and their frozen shrimp and grain bowls, comes four new flavors—Shrimp Alfredo Pasta, Shrimp Ramen Noodle, Spicy Ramen Noodle, and Shrimp Scampi Pasta. All of their bowls cook in under four minutes and are under 300 calories. Each bowl is also packed with protein.
Available at Target.com, $3.79
Kidfresh new mozzarella sticks
Kidfresh Mozzarella Sticks are made with real mozzarella, whole wheat flour, and hidden chickpea flour. They're delicious and are an excellent source of calcium and contain 8g of whole grains and 9g of protein in just one serving. Just add a bit of tomato sauce and they're the perfect appetizer or even main meal.
Available at Target.com, $3.99
Amy's new General Tso's Asian Bowl
If you're looking for meals that will please both parents and kids, these new Amy's Asian-inspired bowls fit the bill. From the General Tso's bowl to the Asian Dumpling bowl to the Thai Vegetable & Rice bowl, these bowls use savory flavors and spices and are vegan/gluten free/lactose free/kosher and plant based.
Available at Target.com, $4.59
Brazi Bites new Empanadas
Crispy, golden and delicious, these new Brazi Bites Empanadas are made with simple and clean ingredients and come in flavors such as Black Bean & Cheddar, Chickpea Veggie, Chicken & Cheese, and Beef & Bean. They're also gluten free and grain free. In just 20 minutes in the toaster or oven, the entire family will have something spicy and delicious to enjoy.
Available at Target.com, $4.99
Daiya new Burritos
Daiya's four new burritos flavors are 100% plant-based ingredients, including brown rice, quinoa, beans, Daiya’s famous dairy-free Shreds, and more. Healthy! The new flavors include Sante Fe, Tex Mex, Tuscan, and Santiago. They're perfect for after-school snacks and are allergy friendly.
Available at Wegman's, $2.99
Crazy Cuizine's General Tso's Chicken
This new take on the classic General Tso's Chicken offers an authentic Hunan flavor in the spicy-sweet ginger sauce, which covers whole chicken breast pieces. This crowd-pleasing frozen meal is perfect over rice, in a wrap or with potstickers.
Available nationwide including Costco, Safeway, Vons, Albertsons, Ralphs, Food 4 Less, Raley’s, SaveMart, Safeway and Lucky Supermarket.
Yummy Spoonfuls Apple and Sweet Potato Pancakes
Breakfast just got a whole lot yummier and wholesome! Yummy Spoonfuls new pancakes are made with 100% whole sprouted grains and are naturally sweetened with sweet potatoes, apples and without any artificial preservatives, added sugar or artificial flavors. They come in two flavors—apple and sweet potato and banana and sweet potato. A great way to get in fruit and veggies first thing in the morning!
Available at Walmart stores nationwide.
Mikey's new breakfast pockets
Mikey's new breakfast pockets come in two mouth-watering flavors—Egg & Cheese and Egg, Cheese & Ham. It takes a matter of minutes to warm up these flakey protein-packed pockets. The pockets are also free from top allergens like gluten, grains, soy, and dairy, the protein-packed Pockets are Paleo Friendly and Certified Gluten-Free.
Available at EatMikeys.com, $5.99 for a box of two
Saffron Road Vegetable Biryani
If you like a little spice with your dinner, Saffron Road has added four new entrees to their globally-inspired lineup. The new options include Vegetable Biryani, Coconut Curry Chicken with Basmati Rice, Madras Curry and Chicken Meatballs with Basmati Rice, and Thai Style Green Curry with Chicken. Using all high-quality wholesome ingredients, Saffron Road is better for your belly and your soul.
Available at Amazon.com, $3.99
We are drooling over these new toaster waffles from Kodiak Cakes. Made with the same protein-filled ingredients as their pancake mixes, the new ready-made versions come in power (Buttermilk & Vanilla and Chocolate), which offers up 12 grams of protein, and energy (Blueberry Chia), which is filled with a vitamin-B blend for an extra boost.
Grab a box at target.com, $4.99
—Felissa Allard with Karly Wood