Mary Ellen Phipps

Mary Ellen Phipps

Mary Ellen Phipps, the founder of Milk & Honey Nutrition, is a diabetes dietitian (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist) renowned for combining her knowledge of diabetes and culinary expertise into easy-to-follow recipes and articles!

Top List of Diabetes-Friendly Frozen Meals

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33 diabetes friendly frozen meals

A quick trip to the frozen section at your local grocery store and you’ll find lots of diabetes-friendly frozen meal options!

We live in a fast paced culture, and all need to rely on quick frozen meal options occasionally. And, there’s lots of great diabetes-friendly frozen meals at your local store!

Can people with diabetes eat frozen meals?

Absolutely! People with diabetes can eat lots of different types of frozen meals. Some frozen meal options are marketed specifically to people with diabetes and labeled as diabetes-friendly frozen meals, while others are a bit harder to spot. But, that’s why you’re here! 

diabetes friendly frozen meals at grocery store

Convenient frozen foods for people with diabetes

Nearly everyone relies on frozen food at some point or another. And people with diabetes are no different. Convenient blood sugar friendly options for people with all types of diabetes do exist!

What to look for in diabetes friendly frozen meals

When we’re looking at frozen meals and which ones to choose for diabetes, we want to look for as many of the following characteristics as we can:

  • ~10g protein or more
  • ~5g fiber or more
  • Moderate amounts of sodium (<800mg)
  • Majority of fat is from plant-based fats
diabetes friendly frozen meal options

What are the best frozen meals for diabetes?

Are Amy’s frozen dinners healthy? Are Lean Cuisines better? Or what about Stouffer’s? Is that one ok?

I’ve been asked all of these questions and more. So, let’s dive in. I tried to pick at least 4-5 options for each of the categories below. Some have more and some have less. And these are not the only great diabetes-friendly frozen meals available. There’s no way I could cover every great option out there. These are some of my favorites!

*Some of the meals below are great quality options, but the portion provided is quite small. Remember, you’re allowed to be satisfied when you eat. If a portion seems too small or you’re still hungry, it’s ok to eat more food to feel satisfied. Just remember to adjust medication dosages accordingly if needed.*

  1. Frontera Taco Bowls
  2. Lean Cuisine Cauli Bowls
  3. Saffron Road Lemongrass Basil Chicken
  4. Blake’s Chicken Pot Pie
  5. Red’s Chicken & Cheddar Enchiladas
  6. Mikey’s Pizza Pockets
  7. Cappello’s Grain Free Pizzas
  8. Smart Flour Foods Ancient Grains Pizza Crusts
  9. Urban Pie Pizza Co. Spinach & Roasted Mushrooms Thin Hemp Seed Crust Pizza
  10. Lean Cuisine Favorites Spaghetti and Meatballs
  11. Evol Butternut Squash & Sage Ravioli
  12. Performance Kitchen Stroganoff Pasta with Chicken Meatballs
  13. Performance Kitchen Crafted Carb Wise Meals
  14. Amy’s Greek Spanakopita Wrap
  15. Real Good Foods Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Chicken
  16. Healthy Choice Zero Bowls
  17. Red’s Cauliflower Rice Bowls
  18. Kashi Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl
  19. Amy’s Black Bean Veggie Burgers
  20. Evol Boost Bowl
  21. Applegate Chicken Nuggets
  22. KidFresh Spaghetti Loops with Meat Sauce
  23. Evol Chicken Bean & Rice Burrito
  24. Farm Wise Veggie Tots
  25. Healthy Choice Power Bowls
  26. Hilary’s Eat Well Veggie Burgers
  27. Feel Good Foods Vegetable Egg Rolls
  28. Jimmy Dean Delights Turkey Sausage Breakfast Bowl
  29. Soozy’s Grain Free Muffins and Donuts
  30. Real Good Foods Sausage Breakfast Sandwiches
  31. Good Food Made Simple Tomatillo Salsa Verde Scramble Breakfast Burrito
  32. Start Right Waffle Sliders
  33. Kashi Go Protein Waffles

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Best diabetes friendly frozen pizzas

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Best diabetes friendly frozen meals with pasta

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Best low carb frozen meals

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Best meatless frozen dinners for diabetes

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Best diabetes friendly freezer meals for kids

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Best healthy frozen lunches for diabetes

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Best diabetes friendly frozen breakfast meals

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Make your own diabetes-friendly frozen meals

If you’re feeling up for a day of freezer cooking, make sure to check out my e-book “Freezer Cooking“… it walks you step by step through a day of meal prepping and sticking your freezer with yummy meals!

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3 Responses

  1. I signed up several times for your subscription to get your Costco list but have not received it in my email to date.

  2. I do see Lean Cuisine and Healthy Choice among your selections I don’t see one Smart Ones listed. I thought I was doing good for myself by stocking up on them, some are good others not so good. I look at the sugar content but I see the carbs and protein seam to be more important. I will make a list of some of your selections and try them out. thank you, JP Brannigan

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