While it may be tempting to pick up a frozen meal that looks low-calorie and contains little fat, these meals are not necessarily nutritious. The high-fat, high-calorie ratio can lead to health problems and should be avoided. The Cleveland Clinic recommends choosing low-calorie, low-saturated fat meals and warning consumers not to pick meals with too much sodium and saturated fat. A balanced meal should be high in lean protein and vegetables.
Besides being high in fat and sodium, frozen meals contain hidden sugars, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, and high-calorie sauces.