Which Trader Joe’s Foods Are Healthiest?

In our latest food smackdown, we put TJ’s convenience meals to the test.

I’ve fessed up before about my takeout addiction, and now I’m ready to come clean about another dinner habit: Trader Joe’s frozen meals. Even when I have plenty of time to cook a real dinner, I sometimes opt for a bowl of veggie gyozas or a chicken burrito instead. I know that these meals probably aren’t exactly a juice cleanse, but I like to think they’re not junk food either. So how healthy are they really? We decided to put a few meals to the test.

And for the real nutrition nerds out there, here’s the full rundown on the dishes we tested:

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