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The Convenience Diet: Using Frozen Meals to Stay on Track

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The home-cooked, sit-down family dinner is still the ideal that most moms strive to achieve.  But hey, maybe you don’t have time to shop, prepare and cook fresh daily.  So what are the options?  Fast food doesn’t cut the mustard, in terms of health, taste, or even your budget.  Finer restaurant dining is too expensive and time-consuming for the average weeknight with kids.  Supermarket cooked convenience foods are an option, but they involve a trip to the store and a pretty pricey cost-per-pound.

But what about frozen meals?  If you've overlooked this category in the last several years because of high sodium, artificial flavorings, and poor taste and texture, you might want to take another look.  Today there are hundreds of options that satisfy in terms of nutrition, variety, taste and budget.  And if you learn how to supplement these meals with vegetables and fruit, you can enjoy a very healthy, convenient diet that has the added advantage of automatic portion control.

Find out how with dietitian Susan Burke March, author of Making Weight Control Second Nature and the new ebook, The Common Cent$ Diet for Busy Girls.

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