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“20 Killer Frozen Meals” — The Unhealthiest of the Frozen Food Section

Recently The Daily Beast partnered with GoodGuide, a research company that evaluates consumer products based on health and social impact, to compile a list of the 20 most detrimental frozen meals to your health. Over 1,300 frozen meals were rated on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the most heart stopping and 10 being better for your health than average.

Many of us already know that frozen meals aren’t the best for us. They usually contain a ton of added trans fat, sodium, and preservatives that may taste good, but ultimately reek havoc on our bodies. With our busy schedules, many of us often sacrifice health for convenience. And who’s to blame? What’s easier than coming home from a long day than popping a frozen chicken pot pie into the microwave? However, after taking a look at this list you may want to ask more critically, is my health worth the time?

Here are some of the surprising frozen dinners that made “20 Killer Frozen Meals” list:

#20: Lean Cuisine Sesame Chicken
GoodGuide Health Rating: 2.3
Calories: 330
Saturated Fat (g): 1
Carbohydrates (g): 47
Protein (g): 16

#14 Kid Cuisine Fried Chicken Dinner 
GoodGuide Health Rating: 2
Calories: 470
Saturated Fat (g): 5
Carbohydrates (g): 48
Protein (g): 24

#1: Hungry-Man Grilled Bourbon Steak Strips
GoodGuide Health Rating: 1.6
Calories: 620
Saturated Fat (g): 3.5
Carbohydrates (g): 94
Protein (g): 30




By Lucia Phan

Lucia Phan has a Bachelors Degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Food & City Culture and Environmental Economics. She is the founder of Banana Slug Edibles, where she bakes specialty cakes and cupcakes for patients in Orange County & Los Angeles. In her free time she likes to collect recipes and will forever be searching for the best chocolate chip cookie recipe known to man.

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