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Dinnertime can be a real struggle. At the end of the day—you know, when you’re totally exhausted because you just worked all day—the thought of actually standing in the kitchen and cooking can sometimes sound like the last thing you want to do. So what are your options? You could order delivery, but takeout is often both pricey and unhealthy. A better option: Try out one of these actually tasty, healthy frozen dinners.

For this year’s SELF Editors’ Choice Food Awards, we analyzed over 150 registered dietitian-vetted food products and determined that these 10 frozen meals are your best bets for saving time without sacrificing taste. The winners were the tastiest dishes we could find that still met our RDs’ strict criteria as much as possible. Each dish has healthy dose of protein and fiber and fewer than 500 calories—so you can have a fully satisfying healthy dinner and the relaxation time you deserve.

1 Evol Fire-Grilled Steak

According to SELF’s editors, this protein-packed dinner feels healthy and tastes great. They enjoyed the tender beef and fresh flavor. This one met our RDs’ criteria of being 300-450 calories, with at least 5 grams of fiber and no more than 4 grams of saturated fat or 700 milligrams of sodium but with at least 20% of the recommended daily allowance of two, or 10% of three, of the following: vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, or calcium. One serving of this Evol bowl has 400 calories, 20 grams of protein, and 8 grams of fiber. The suggested retail price for a 9-ounce container ranges from $2.99 to $3.99.

Per bowl: 400 calories, 8 g fiber, 20 g protein, 3 g sugar, 520 mg sodium, 18 g fat (4 g saturated), 40 g carbs

2 Amy’s Gluten Free Cheddar Burrito

In the mood for a “cheesy and delicious” gluten-free burrito? Amy’s has you covered. We were looking for a burrito between 250-500 calories, with no more than 5 grams of saturated fat, at least 4 grams of fiber, 8 grams of protein, less than 560 milligrams of sodium, and no artificial flavors, preservatives, partially hydrogenated oils, or trans fats. This burrito was beloved by all of our taste testers. One editor proclaimed, “Yes, beans!” And another said, “The cheese is making my life.” Each burrito has 9 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, and just 260 calories. The suggested retail price for an individual burrito is $2.89.

Per burrito: 260 calories, 5 g fiber, 9 g protein, 3 g sugar, 430 mg sodium, 9 g fat (2 g saturated), 37 g carbs

3 Evol Cilantro Lime Chicken Burrito

SELF editors loved the chicken-cilantro flavor combo of this fresh and tasty burrito. One burrito packs in 15 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, and has just 330 calories. The suggested retail price for a single burrito ranges from $2.49 to $2.99.

Per burrito: 330 calories, 4 g fiber, 15 g protein, <3 g sugar, 200 mg sodium, 10 g fat (4.5 g saturated), 46 g carbs

4 Luvo Chicken & Harissa Chickpeas

If a “sexy” dinner is what you want, then this chicken and chickpea bowl deserves a place in your freezer. SELF’s editors were obsessed with the zesty flavors. “Gimme more,” one taste-tester even wrote. One serving has 19 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, and 310 calories, meeting our nutritionists’ requirements of being between 300-450 calories with at least 5 grams of fiber and no more than 700 milligrams of sodium and 3.5 grams of saturated fat—all while containing at least 20% of the recommended daily allowance of two, or 10% of three, of the following: vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, or calcium. The suggested retail price for a 10-ounce container is $5.99.

Per pouch: 310 calories, 6 g fiber, 19 g protein, 6 g sugar, 460 mg sodium, 12 g fat (1.5 g saturated), 32 g carbs

5 Healthy Choice Lemon Pepper Fish

For a quick, quality fish dinner, look no further. SELF editors loved the hearty sides and fresh seafood flavors. We were looking for a dish between 200-450 calories, with at least 4 grams of fiber but no more than 3.5 grams of saturated fat and 700 milligrams of sodium, containing at least 20% of the recommended daily allowance of two, or 10% of three, of the following: vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, or calcium. This dish has 14 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, and just 330 calories. The suggested retail price for a 10.7-ounce container is $2.99.

Per meal: 330 calories, 4 g fiber, 14 g protein, 17 g sugar, 530 mg sodium, 4 g fat (1 g saturated), 59 g carbs

6 Amy’s Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

Good lasagna doesn’t have to take a million years to make. In fact, this one is ready in just five minutes. Taste-testers were obsessed with the zesty seasoning and gooey cheese. Our RDs recommended finding a frozen lasagna dish between 250-400 calories, with at least 4 grams of fiber but no more than 10 grams of sugar, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, or 700 milligrams of sodium, containing at least 20% of the recommended daily allowance of two, or 10% of three, of the following: vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, or calcium. One serving of Amy’s lasagna has just 350 calories, 16 grams of protein, and 4 grams of fiber, and all of the ingredients are natural and organic—nothing unpronounceable here! The suggested retail price for a 9.8-ounce box is $4.25.

Per container: 350 calories, 4 g fiber, 16 g protein, 9 g sugar, 680 mg sodium, 11 g fat (3.5 g saturated), 47 g carbs

7 Lean Cuisine Asparagus & Cheese Ravioli

We were on the hunt for a frozen pasta dish between 250-400 calories, with at least 5 grams of fiber but no more than 3.5 grams of saturated fat and 700 milligrams of sodium, containing at least 20% of the recommended daily allowance of two, or 10% of three, of the following: iron, calcium, vitamin A, or vitamin C. This meatless pasta dinner packs in an entire cup of vegetables in a bunch of creamy, indulgent ravioli. It’s zesty and fresh, and one serving has 260 calories, 9 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fiber. The suggested retail price for a 9-ounce container is $2.99.

Per package: 260 calories, 5 g fiber, 9 g protein, 11 g sugar, 610 mg sodium, 7 g fat (2 g saturated), 40 g carbs

8 Amy’s Cheese & Pesto Pizza With Whole Wheat Crust

Our RDs recommended a frozen pizza that was under 370 calories per serving, with no more than 4.5 grams of saturated fat and 700 milligrams of sodium, with at least 4 grams of fiber and no partially hydrogenated oils or trans fats. This Amy’s pizza delivered, and is topped with not one, but two different sauces—tomato and pesto. There are three servings in one pie, and each serving is just 360 calories. Plus, a sprinkle of mozzarella and parmesan delivers 13 grams of protein, and a satisfying whole-wheat crust adds 4 grams of fiber. The suggested retail price for a 14-ounce box is $6.95.

Per 1/3 pizza: 360 calories, 4 g fiber, 13 g protein, 4 g sugar, 680 mg sodium, 18 g fat (4 g saturated), 37 g carbs

9 Alexia Organic Savory Spice Sweet Potato Fries

Ok, ok, so while sweet potato fries might not be a dinner all on their own, these Moroccan-style fries go great alongside everything from burgers to salads, and fit our RDs’ criteria of being under 200 calories, with at least 2 grams of fiber and no more than 0.5 grams of saturated fat and 210 milligrams of sodium per serving. One serving of these spiced fries has just 130 calories and 3 grams of fiber. The suggested retail price for a 15-ounce bag is $4.29-$4.99.

Per 12-piece serving: 130 calories, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein, 8 g sugar, 200 mg sodium, 4.5 g fat (0 g saturated), 20 g carbs

10 Udi’s Margherita Pizza

Gluten-free folks, rejoice! According to our editors, this pizza is crunchy, flaky, and delicious. “It’s definitely a great gluten-free alternative to have on hand,” one taste-tester wrote. Plus, it fit our dietitians’ criteria of being under 370 calories, with at least 2 grams of fiber, no more than 5 grams of saturated fat and 700 milligrams of sodium, and no partially hydrogenated oils or trans fats. Each pizza is two servings, and each serving has 10 grams of protein, 2 grams of fiber, and only 330 calories. The suggested retail price for a 10-ounce box is $7.99.

Per 1/2 pizza: 330 calories, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein, 6 g sugar, 450 mg sodium, 13 g fat (7 g saturated), 44 g carbs