Frozen Food Honolulu HI

The marketplace is filled with frozen-food options that are, for example, low in saturated fat and offer vegetables. In addition, vegetarian and vegan dinners are becoming more widely available each year.

Walmart
(808) 955-8441
700 Keeaumoku Street
Honolulu, HI
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:Sat:9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun:10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(808) 955-8611
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Safeway
(808) 566-6811
1360 Pali Hwy
Honolulu, HI
Services / Departments
Deli,floral,meat,produce,Coinmaster
Store Hours
24 hours

Safeway
(808) 988-2058
2855 E Manoa Rd
Honolulu, HI
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,produce
Store Hours
24 hours

Safeway
(808) 733-2600
900 Kapahulu Avenue
Honolulu, HI
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,starbucks,Sushi bar,Olive bar,wi-fi,First Hawaiian Bank
Store Hours
24 hours
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-8:00PM;Sat-Sun 9:00AM-5:30PM

Safeway
(808) 831-6100
848 Ala Lilikoi St
Honolulu, HI
Services / Departments
Deli,floral,meat,produce
Store Hours
24 hours

Safeway
(808) 592-6499
1121 S Beretania St
Honolulu, HI
Services / Departments
Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce
Store Hours
24 hours
Pharmacy #
808-592-6481
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-8:00PM;Sat-Sun 9:00AM-6:00PM

Costco
(808) 526-6103
525 Alakawa Street
Iwilei (Oahu), HI
 
Whole Foods Market
(808) 738-0820
4211 Wai'Alae Avenueste 2000
Honolulu, HI
 
Target
(808) 441-3118
4380 Lawehana St
Honolulu, HI
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Safeway
(808) 483-5900
98-1277 Kaahumanu St
Aiea, HI
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,produce
Store Hours
24 hours

Good Food—Five Minutes to Yum

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By Sarah Schmidt

Say the words “TV dinner,” and the image that pops into most people’s minds is bleak—a sad little patty of mystery meat sitting in a puddle of gelatinous gravy, along with a bland lump of mashed potatoes and a tiny serving of peas and carrots. It’s hardly something one associates with a healthy lifestyle. But the humble frozen meal has come a long way since it was introduced in 1953. Many of today’s offerings sound like something from a trendy restaurant, with options running the ethnic gamut. Even the traditional meat-and-potatoes meals are tasting pretty darned good these days.

Almost everyone agrees they’re convenient. And the more adventuresome selections are offering much more in the way of taste. But are these prepackaged meals as healthy as homemade? That depends on what they’re promising—the Hungry Man’s special, after all, is only offering to fill you up. Fortunately, many of those that promise to give you healthy choices really do.

The marketplace is filled with frozen-food options that are, for example, low in saturated fat and offer vegetables. In addition, vegetarian and vegan dinners are becoming more widely available each year. “There are many good natural, healthful options out there these days, and a lot of them taste great,” says Abby Aronowitz, a psychologist, nutritionist and author of Your Final Diet (Single Star Press, 2003). Many brands also are Department of Agriculture certified organic or use mostly organic ingredients.

However, keep in mind that even some of the natural options tend to use a lot of salt, so take a good look at the sodium content on the label before you buy.

And keep a close eye on portion sizes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows anything larger than 5 ounces to be considered one portion. As a result, a lot of packages that appear to be a single portion are really considered two portions on the label. This means you’ll have to double sodium and fat levels listed on the package when calculating your intake. One good way to combat the problem—and also help make some of the smaller dinners more substantial—is to add some fresh or frozen vegetables to increase the bulk of your meal without adding empty calories or salt.

“Most of the dinners, like pasta and Asian noodles, already come with plenty of sauce and lots of flavor, so adding veggies makes sense anyway,” Aronowitz says. And of course having a green salad or carrot sticks on the side won’t hurt either.

Something else to watch for in frozen dinners: preservatives and artificial colors. In fact, the word “natural” in the product’s name has no official FDA designation, so you’ll want to take a close look at the ingredients list. (If you run across an ingredient you’d like to check out, the Center for Science in the Public Interest posts a glossary of food ingredients with safety ratings at www.cspinet.org .)

For many people, the main caveat to relying heavily on frozen entrees is cost. Each can run $3 to $5, w...

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