10 Common Pre-Packaged Meals to Avoid

Hostess Chocolate Pudding Pie

Craving something sweet? Sure, you can indulge a a little bit. Just be careful on what you choose or your little indulgence can throw your diet off big time. If you like the sound of shortening, corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, sugar, modified corn starch, butter and chocolate liqueur, then the Hostess Chocolate Pudding Pie is for you. However, if after reading that, you realize that you can get a tasty craving with much less sugar, then check out the better option. 

A better option: Little Debbie Pecan Spinwheels

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Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowl Pancakes and Sausage Links

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But, if you eat Jimmy Dean Breakfast Bowl Pancakes and Sausage Links for breakfast, you consume 710 calories, 1000 grams of sodium and 35 grams sugars. If the calories and sugar alone don't scare you, then think about how this breakfast plate has more syrup than a liquefied Snickers bar. Let us all collectively let out an "ewwww!"

A better option: Jimmy Dean D-lites Turkey Sausage Muffin

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Stouffer's Sautes For Two, Steak Gorgonzola

While prime rib and four different kinds of cheese might sound like great ingredients for a wonderful dinner, it isn't. In fact, if you consume the Stouffer's Sautes For Two, Steak Gorgonzola, get ready to inhale 1460 calories (per bag), 26 grams of fat (14 grams  of saturated fat) and 950 grams of sodium. Now, does that sound like a nice thing to feed your body? 

A better option: Bertolli Tuscan-Style Braised Beef with Golden Potatoes

DiGiorno Traditional Crust Supreme Pizza

Frozen pizza can be a cost-effective alternative to ordering pizza on a Friday night. And with all the great options for frozen pizza, you can find one that is tasty and affordable. But, you have to realize that it's still pizza and the chances to over-consume are great. DiGiorno Traditional Crust Supreme Pizza has 1460 grams of sodium, 36 grams of fat (14 grams of saturated fat) and 790 calories. One slice won't kill you, but really...do we ever just eat one slice of pizza?

A better option: DiGiorno 200 calorie portions, Pepperoni Pizza

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Hungry-Man Select Classic Fried

If you find yourself in a bind and want to grab something from the freezer aisle as a quick meal, skip the Hungry-Man Select Classic Fried Chicken. From the chicken to the corn, everything on the plate is loaded with partially hydrogenated oil. If that wasn't telling enough, here are the nutritional stats: 1,030 calories, 62 grams of fat (14 grams of saturated fat) and 1,610 grams of sodium. The only thing left to say is, "wow." 

A better option: Stouffer's Signature Classic Fried Chicken

Marie Callender's Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie

The packaging says chicken, so you'll get a good source of protein from this meal, right? Nope. Chicken fat is the main ingredient in this meal. Other ingredients in this meal are cheeses, creams, numerous oils and some very tasty unpronounceable items. The Marie Callender's Cheesy Chicken Pot Pie contains 1,140 calories, 72 grams of fat (28 grams of saturated fat) and 1,760 grams of sodium. Ideally, you could eat almost anything else and fare better.

A better option: Banquet Chicken Pot Pie

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