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The Healthiest Packaged Meals You Can Buy at the Grocery Store

Earthbound Farms Southwest Power Meal Bowl

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This contains everything you need for a great salad: fresh baby greens, corn-and-black bean salsa, tortilla strips, sunflower seeds, and tomatillo-avocado dressing. It even comes with a fork! The verdict: convenient and delicious. (200 calories; $5)


EVOL Coconut Lemongrass Chicken

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This light but still satisfying meal scores for its flavorful sauce and abundance of snap peas, carrots, and broccoli. We love the chicken-to-veggies ratio. (250 calories; $5)


Luvo Turkey Vegetable Lasagna

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Steam this lasagna in its paper pouch and it slides out perfectly onto your plate, giving you an Instagram-worthy lunch. Made with whole wheat noodles, packed with veggies, and finished with a flavorful tomato sauce, it’s as nutritious as it is tasty. (320 calories; $5)


Cucina & Amore Artichoke and Roasted Peppers Quinoa Meal

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The quinoa is already cooked so there’s no heating necessary, plus a spoon is included for on-the-go noshing. The container ingeniously separates the artichoke hearts and roasted peppers so there’s no mushy quinoa—and you have total control on how much you mix in. (260 calories; $4)


Amy’s Gluten-Free Black Bean and Quinoa Burrito

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The texture of the tortilla is more like a crepe, so it leaves you feeling satisfied, not stuffed. With five grams of fiber and seven grams of protein, the meal has as much staying power as it does flavor. (220 calories; $4)


FishPeople Wild Seafood Risotto

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We know what you’re thinking: smelly. But this entrée is made with sustainable, wild-caught salmon and only has ingredients you’d find in your kitchen. It’s comforting and ready in 60 seconds, plus it won’t leave you feeling sluggish and uncomfortably full after. (350 calories; $6)


Red’s Natural Foods Veggie Burrito Bowl

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This hearty burrito bowl has a healthy portion of beans and veggies that add up to 6 grams of fiber. There’s no ingredient you can’t pronounce, and it’s a perfect way to get your fix of cilantro brown rice without waiting in line at fast food restaurants. (270 calories; $5)


Cedar Lane Spinach and Roasted Egg White Tomato Frittata

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Microwave this frittata for a little more than two minutes, then pair it with veggies and dip to make it a meal. With 10 whopping grams of protein, it’ll hold you over so you don’t go wandering for snacks mid-afternoon. (160 calories; $5)


Grainful Unstuffed Pepper

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Steel cut oats are too fiberous and filling to be solely reserved for breakfast. Try this savory twist with ground turkey, tomatoes, and pepper, which up your Vitamin C, A, and iron intake. (260 calories; $5)


Dr. McDougall’s Pad Thai Noodles

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Traditional takeout-style Pad Thai can cost you nearly half a day’s worth of calories. This cup gives you the familiar taste without the calorie count. The noodles are baked, not fried, and are joined by cabbage, cilantro, pepper, and onion—no wimpy cups here! (220 calories; $2)


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