Whole30-Approved Frozen Foods Arrived at Walmart—And They Sound Amazing
Even if you've never built up the courage to try out Whole30 for yourself, you've probably heard about it and know it's no walk in the park. The diet is all about strict elimination and there's a lot of food groups that make it onto the no-fly list: dairy, grains, added sugar, legumes, and alcohol. Plus, you are not even supposed to think about anything that mimics junk food to get in the right state of mind. Yup, that means no whipping up cauliflower "pizza", or cookies—even if you use Whole30-approved ingredients. Yikes! But, what may be even more difficult than cutting the cravings is the crash course you need in order to figure out what you can and cannot eat. Rest assured there's a way out of this headache and it's located in Walmart's freezer aisle.
The food giant just rolled out a whole line of Great Value-branded frozen meals with the Whole30 seal of approval. Now on shelves are eight new varieties of Great Value pre-made meals and they sound like everything mama used to make—only way healthier.
What makes these Walmart frozen dinners Whole30-approved?
On the list is Chicken & Coconut Curry, Butter Chicken, Spinach Pesto Chicken and Vegetables, and Roasted Orange Chicken and Vegetables among others. It feels good when an affordable grocer like Walmart is on board with popular health forward trends. That means you don't have to feel like you need a fancy food store to continue the diet you started.
Impressively, the Chicken and Coconut Curry comes in under 250 calories and yet still manages to pack in a whopping 17 grams of protein and 4 grams of belly-filling fiber.
To closely follow Whole30, each frozen meal package is made milk free, soy free and grain free. Taking a deeper dive into its ingredient label, a dinner like the Chicken and Coconut Curry variety is made with ingredients you're likely to find in your own kitchen: chicken sweet potatoes, coconut milk, extra virgin olive oil, turmeric, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, and onions and garlic.
We often urge you to proceed with caution when it comes to frozen "TV dinners" because of their high sodium content, but this one is fair clocking in at just 470 mg of sodium per bowl.
Be on the lookout
The new frozen meals are rolling out all month long so if you haven't seen them yet in your local Walmart, they're still on their sweet way. We see these new Great Value additions as the perfect solution for any Whole30 pioneer who has no time to cook or no desire to figure out what the heck they can eat every meal of the day.