10 Parents Share Their Favorite Freezer Aisle Foods

Parents and picky eaters, unite.

You can spend precious time planning and prepping kid-friendly meals, but really, nothing beats the convenience of pulling their favorite foods out of the fridge or freezer. And while popsicles come in clutch for afternoon treats or soothing their scraped knees, stocking the freezer with foods for mealtime will totally soothe your pains, too. We asked parents to share the frozen foods their kids love and they feel good about feeding them. Here are their favorites, and where to find them.

1. Dr. Praeger's Broccoli Littles

package of Dr. Praeger Broccoli Littles nuggets

Kids won't notice (or care) that these potato-based bites sneak in broccoli thanks to their fun shapes and yummy flavor. Serve them with homemade ketchup for an equally-sneaky serving of tomatoes.

Buy it: $4.99/10-ounce bag; target.com

2. Perdue Simply Smart Organic Whole Grain Breaded Chicken Breast Nuggets

bag of Perdue chicken nuggets

These nuggets have everything you want and nothing you don't: whole-grain breading, lean meat from chickens raised on veggies, no added hormones, no steroids, and no GMOs. Dip them in our four-ingredient copycat Chick-fil-A sauce for a dinner winner.

Buy it: $7.99/29-ounce bag; target.com

3. Good & Gather Organic Frozen Riced Cauliflower

bag of good and gather organic cauliflower rice

Keep bags of frozen cauliflower rice on hand to dress up as fried rice or one of these clever dinners that start with frozen cauliflower.

Buy it: $1.99/10-ounce bag; target.com

4. Earth's Best Baked Mini Beef Meatballs

bag of Earth's Best Baked Mini Beef Meatballs

Made of vegetarian-fed beef without antibiotics and hormones, these mini meatballs will come in handy whenever you need a protein to pair with the pasta in your pantry or veggies in your freezer.

Buy it: $7.29/14-ounce bag; target.com

5. Great Value Frozen Sweet Potatoes

bag of Great Value frozen sweet potatoes

While you can't choose the ingredients in a bag of frozen sweet potato fries, you can opt for frozen sweet potato cubes to avoid the top nine allergens as well as added sugar. Microwave them, steam them, or cook them in the skillet with a little oil before seasoning to your child's taste.

Buy it: $1.48/10-ounce bag; walmart.com

6. Whole Foods 365 Lightly Breaded Fish Sticks

bag of breaded fish sticks

There's nothing fishy about these lightly breaded fish sticks, made from thick pieces of wild-caught, USA-sourced pollock. They cook to crispy perfection in the oven in less than 20 minutes.

Buy it: $9.99/32-ounce bag; amazon.com

7. Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt Bars

box of Yasso Greek yogurt bars

No one will miss ice cream when they can reach for one of these creamy frozen Greek yogurt bars, available in flavors like chocolate chip cookie dough, fudge brownie, mint chocolate chip, and vanilla chocolate crunch.

Buy it: $4.49/4 count; target.com

8. Birds Eye Steamfresh Selects Frozen Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Carrots

mixed corn, carrots, peas, green beans

Microwave these frozen veggies and stir them into cooked brown rice with a dash of soy sauce for a healthy meal little ones will actually request. For more ideas, check out our collection of Dinners That Start With Frozen Mixed Vegetables.

Buy it: $0.99/10-ounce bag; target.com

9. Butterball Seasoned Turkey Burgers

box of butterball brand frozen turkey burgers

The convenience of the closest fast food drive-thru won't even tempt you when you can plop one of these frozen turkey patties onto the skillet.

Buy it: $7.49/6 count; target.com

10. Birch Benders Paleo Toaster Waffles

box of Birch Benders paleo waffles

Safe for kids with gluten and dairy allergies, these no-sugar-added frozen waffles from Birch Benders make a healthy breakfast. You can even use them in place of bread to make a waffle sandwich.

Buy it: $3.98/6 count; walmart.com


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