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Old 06-27-2017, 23:00   #1
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Before I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I used to eat a lot of frozen meals for lunch. They have a lot of carbs, so I was wondering if anyone has found any kind of quick, grocery store available, frozen meals that we low on carbs.

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I haven't found any... yet. But I understand Atkin's brand has put out a line of low-carb frozen dinners. Not available where I live, though, so can't speak from experience.

Best I can do is freeze portions of meals cooked previously and reheat.

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Before I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I used to eat a lot of frozen meals for lunch. They have a lot of carbs, so I was wondering if anyone has found any kind of quick, grocery store available, frozen meals that we low on carbs.
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I have been really focused on eating as clean as possible. I wish I was disciplined enough to prep and freeze meals, but most of the time that doesn't happen. For those times that I want something RIGHT NOW I fully admit to having several low carb Atkins meals in my freezer as a back up. I find them at my local Walmart.

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If you can't do the Atkins dinners, for a few minutes more cooking, get the poly bags of frozen Birds Eye Asian Stir Fry and your meat choice. Cube your meat, cook it quickly in olive oil, add part of the bag of Stir fry and cook. Doesn't have to be perfect. I prefer to add a little fruit (I used to always put in pineapple, but mandarin oranges work well).

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Hi Steven, welcome to the forum.

I used to have a passion for Nighthawk frozen dinners, it was was good, quick, and easy, but also not low carb. I haven't eaten another frozen TV dinner since suspecting I was diabetic. I still eat frozen meals, but they are leftovers or meal preps of low carb meals made at home. If you don't have that option, you might search for home catering services that specialize in low carb. I don't remember who it was or where they lived, but I was surprised at the number of options they posted that they found available, and at reasonable prices.

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I really haven't found any. I end up making recipes and freezing containers to take in my lunch.

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This is a tough one. I used to eat frozen convenience food from Costco, but after my diabetes dx I learned they were all way too high in carbs. So I went scouting for alternatives and found nothing.

Like others, I will cook in large batches and freeze portions. Costco has a wonderful frozen wild salmon in its own oil with spices, which one can bake right from the freezer. Have eaten them for years and always have those on hand.

Best suggestion would be to look for separate frozen meat and frozen vegetable servings. You can find those without added carbs I think.

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I am not aware of particular brands of low-carb frozen dinners, but some widely-sold brands are relatively low-carb. You've got to read the labels. Some Marie Callander meals are not too bad, like their turkey with dressing. A little high in fat, but...

The other option is to avoid the obviously-carby meals (pasta, breaded foods, etc.) -- and then not eat the carb-laden part (the potatoes, the apple-pie dessert, whatever). I'm not a fan of wasting food, but the complications of diabetes aren't exactly conservation-minded either.

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These are refrigerated rather than frozen, but they are my current quick meal addiction. They are surprisingly good.


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For me, Low Carb frozen meals would not be what I want! I want low carb high fat frozen meals.....low carb only would tend to make me lose energy, get hungry, crave junk food, etc.

That's why we preach LCHF! Going just low carb for me, does not cut the mustard....even for one meal a day....

By the way, I have not found such a meal, so I make my own.....

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