Cooking is nice when you’re in the mood, but not so much when you really aren’t. Like at the end of a long day, when you’ve already worked your butt off, and the last thing you want to do is work some more to make dinner. In these situations, frozen meals come in handy, especially now that there are tons of healthy and tasty options available. Though they used to be kind of a last resort, you can now find meals right in the freezer section that are just as healthy and flavorful as something you might have prepared on your own.
After taste-testing as many of the newest frozen meals we could get our hands on hands on, SELF editors picked these seven products as the winners of this year’s Healthy Food Awards. They all had to meet nutrition criteria created by registered dietitians to even be considered. And you can be sure they taste good, because we only included frozen meal options we'd actually want to eat on the regular. With options like butternut squash lasagna and orange-mango chicken, it’s no surprise why.