Trader Joe's Vegetable Pad Thai
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Trader Joe's Shoppers Share Their Favorite Low-Calorie Frozen Meals

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Low-Cal Cuisine

It's rare that food is quick, cheap, yummy, and low in calories, but these six Trader Joe's products manage to be all four. To be clear, we're not saying these frozen meals are healthy — sodium levels are off the charts in many cases — only that they won't completely eviscerate your calorie-counting goals. But really, anyone should try these six Redditor-approved frozen food favorites.


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Related: The Best Frozen and Ready-to-Eat Meals from Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's Vegetable Pad Thai Box
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Vegetable Pad Thai

$3.49

360 calories per serving


Trader Joe's vegetable pad Thai has a lot going for it. It's vegan, under 400 calories, and it comes with all the fixings, including bean sprouts, cashews, and tofu.


Related: Trader Joe’s Meals that Take 10 Minutes or Less

Trader Joe's Channa Masala
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Chana Masala

$2.99

180 calories per serving


While photos of this microwavable chana masala leave a lot to be desired — it looks like a uniform, molten soup — it's a favorite among Redditors. The ingredients list is also remarkably benign, with not one arcane, multisyllabic chemical compound.


Related: The Brands Behind Trader Joe's Most Popular Products

Trader Joe's Riced Cauliflower Bowl
Trader Joe's

Riced Cauliflower Bowl

$2.99

120 calories per serving


This healthy, vegan bowl continually makes best of lists simply because it's "really delicious," as one fan writes. The fact that it's plant-based, low in calories, and keto-friendly is just an added bonus.


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Trader Joe's Reduced Guilt Mac N Cheese
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Reduced-Guilt Mac and Cheese

$1.99

270 calories per serving


Reduced guilt? Guilt-free? You shouldn't ever feel guilty for eating mac and cheese, even if it's the richest, gooiest, most artery-cloggin' mac around. With that out of the way, we understand why people might want to enjoy a lower-calorie alternative. This "reduced-guilt" version is nearly 100 calories less per serving than the retailer's "diner" version.


Related: We Tried 10 Kinds of Store-Brand Mac and Cheese and the Winner Is...

Shrimp Burger
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Shrimp Seafood Burgers

$6.99

90 calories per serving


Described as "simple," "easy," and "versatile," these 90-calorie patties go well in just about anything — from salads and Asian-style wraps to seafood burgers. And did we mention that they're just 90 calories?

Homemade Flammkuchen
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Tarte d'Alsace

$4.99

140 calories per serving


Known as flammkuchen or tarte flambée, this Alsatian dish is like a crunchy, light, tomato-less pizza. Trader Joe's version — a mere 140 calories per serving — comes topped with crème fraîche, ham, caramelized onions, and gruyère cheese.