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The 15 healthiest frozen dinners

November 28, 2018

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Are Smart Ones really that smart? Is Lean Cuisine lean enough? Is Healthy Choice actually a healthy choice? We trolled the aisles of the frozen food section to find out which meals are worth sticking a fork in, and ranked the healthiest. (This story originally appeared on The Daily Meal.)
(The Daily Meal Staff)




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