5 Fast Food Freezer Finds

It really is better for our issues if we
cook fresh foods. But doing it three times a day, everyday, is a
little unrealistic. It is difficult to be that motivated, that
energetic (no caffeine) and that organized 7 days a week. We need a
break - an occasional vacation.

So I meandered through the frozen food
aisles, seeking products that would be available at the last minute, in
my freezer. I will show you what I found, but first I need to share
two wonderful tidbits I rediscovered:

  1. “Raw onions are to be avoided but cooked in food may be okay”. (National Headache Foundation)

2.At first “no onions” and then, “after
you have been on the diet for 6-10 weeks (that’s me!) you may be able to
tolerate cooked onions”. And, no aged cheese but “after a time, you
might try adding back relatively young cheese such as goat or
mozzarella”. (Buchholz - Healing Your Headache )

Labels may change so please check before buying

Trader Joe’s (Freezer section)

  1. TJ Baked Ziti Reduced Guilt (no onions listed) Actually tastes fine. Cheese is minuscule so do not worry. It sits on top after cooking and you can remove it if you want. Serve with a salad or vegetables. It’s filling.

  2. TJ Tandoori Naan

  3. TJ Turkey Burgers (They are not bad.
    I sauteed in a little oil, ground pepper and rosemary. I served them
    with sliced tomatoes, quinoa and a small dollop of Dijon mustard)

TJ Grass Fed Angus Beef Burgers

TJ Wild Salmon

4 Cheese Blintzes ( I serve these
with a green salad with thin sliced apple, dried cherries and a sweet
dressing (see below), and steamed carrots.

5 Organic Quinoa

Organic Rice Medley

Organic Brown Rice

Organic Jasmine Rice

The following looked good but did include “cooked onions”.

TJ Paneer Masala Naan

TJ Vegetable Panang Curry

TJ Palak Paneer (listed at the very end of ingredients) Very good. We each ate 1/2 of bowl with rice and a little naan. I did not have a reaction the next 48 hours.

Also, Trader Grotto Organic Spinach Ricotta Pizza ( a little dough conditioner and a very small amount of Mozzarella cheese. Lots of spinach and ricotta, no onions) Very tasty - make it just the way they say at 425 degrees, set directly on the rack for 12 - 15 minutes. Watch it. I served it with a Greek salad: cucumber, green pepper strips, a little tomato, parsley, some dried oregano and feta cheese. Dressing: 2 parts olive oil to 1 part vinegar + salt and pepper. I did not have any reaction to this frozen pizza.

RALPHS/KROEGER MARKETS (freezer section)

1.Kroeger Frozen Wild Salmon and Wild Halibut

2.Amy’s Organic Stuffed Pasta Shells

3.Alexa Sweet Potato Fries

4.Nature Raised: Grilled Breast Fillets and Chicken Breast Strips

5.Saffron Road: Lamb Vindaloo

And with cooked onions:

Saffron Road: Palak Paneer, Lamb Saag

Michael Angelos: Lasagna with Meatsauce

Amy’s: Organic Vegetable Lasagna (do not get low sodium version)

Newman’s Own: Margherita Thin and Crispy Pizza

Simple Truth: Organic Feta and Spinach Pizza (very little cheese on it)

COSTCO (freezer section)

1.Rice Expressions: both brown and white rice

2.Kirkland Premium Turkey Burgers (all breast meat)

3.SM “Prime”: 3-steak burgers

4.Foster Farms Homestyle Turkey Meatballs

5.Amy’s Organic Vegetable Lasagna (not low salt variety)

Before you buy all this remember, “you’re going to need a bigger” freezer.

If you are interested in more, I have included WHOLE FOODS and ALBERTSON"S in my Blog at www.vertigotalesandtastes.blogspot.com (click here Vertigo Tales and Tastes: S G RECIPES: 5 FAST FOOD FREEZER FINDS)


Vinaigrette (for green salads with sliced apple or pear and crumbled fresh cheese) Whisk the following:

1/4 c olive oil + 2 T clear vinegar + 2 T honey + 2 tsp Dijon + 1/8 tsp salt