The Shopper's Guide to the Healthiest Prepared Meals

Find out how to get the best meals at the grocery store.

The Shopper's Guide to the Healthiest Prepared Meals

By Toni Gasparis

Are supermarket-ready meals your weeknight savior? If so, you're going to want to read this guide to become an expert on pre-prepared meals in your local grocery store. These simple tips and tactics will help ensure you get the healthiest food at the best price.

Stop at the Prepared Section Last

It's important that prepared meals—whether hot or cold—are the last items placed in your cart before you go to check out. This will ensure that hot foods are kept hot and cold foods remain cold in order to prevent any bacteria growth. Additionally, if you're not planning on eating your meal right away, store all pre-packaged foods in the fridge until they are ready to be consumed. Make sure to reheat hot food to 165°F to prevent foodborne illness.

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