Nutrition Facts for Hungry-Man Meals
Hungry-Man dinners are all about a big serving of comfort food. Chances are that you won’t need to worry about overeating, thanks to the high saturated fat and sodium content in Hungry-Man meals. This means that eating two or three meals a day from this frozen entrees line may not be the best move for your health (and your waistline).
Hungry-Man’s nutrition facts confirm that these frozen dinners don’t meet the standards for healthy eating in terms of saturated fat and daily percentage of recommended sodium intake—so if you’re looking for something different than what Hungry Man has to offer, try our guides to [healthy frozen food] or [clean eating] instead! You’ll likely find some new recipes and ideas on how to prepare frozen vegetables or fish fillets — which come with less salt, sugar, and preservatives than any Hungry Man meal will have!
Hungry-Man Selects Home-style Meatloaf
Cook thoroughly. Cook from frozen. Keep Frozen Until Ready to Cook. For food safety and quality, follow these cooking instructions to ensure product reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F. Do not prepare in toaster oven. Microwave on high for 5 minutes (conventional 1000 watt microwave–cooking times may vary). Let stand for 1 minute before serving.
Stove-top: After microwaving, cook on stove-top over medium heat in a skillet, turning once halfway through cooking time: 10 minutes; or in a saucepan with ¼ inch water for 10 minutes and drain before serving.
Microwave again for 3 minutes more (conventional 1000 watt microwave–cooking times may vary). After microwaving, let stand for 1 minute before serving.
Breaded chicken with mashed potatoes and home-style gravy.
- Calories: 470
- Total fat: 17g
- Cholesterol: 100mg
- Sodium: 1430mg
- Carbs: 50g
- Protein: 26g
Chicken breast with home-style stuffing and creamy mashed potatoes.
Nutrition facts are all the same, whether you’re eating a burger from McDonald’s or a meal from your favorite restaurant. So why should you care about them? Because they’re on the ingredients label, which means that your food is more likely to be nutritious and less likely to be unhealthy for you.
So let’s take a look at what each ingredient does for us.
Grilled beef steak strips with home-style mashed potatoes.
This item, like all other Hungry-Man meals, is a frozen prepared meal that contains protein, fat and carbohydrates. Due to the presence of meat or eggs (which are both excellent sources of protein), this product provides at least 30% of the daily value of protein in every serving. It also contains at least 20% of the daily value of Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Calcium, Iron, Thiamin as well as Phosphorus. Finally, per 100g (approximately one serving) this product contains at least 14g of protein.
Grilled chicken patties with home-style stuffing, green beans, and creamy mashed potatoes.
A few days ago, my girlfriend and I were planning a romantic night out at a nice restaurant. However, we both had our work schedules that didn’t allow us to get off at enough hours to be able to make it there by 6 p.m., the typical closing time of that restaurant. So we ended up cooking up some grilled chicken patties at home with our favorite vegetables—carrots, bell peppers, onions and mushrooms—replaced the stuffing with mashed potatoes and green beans, popped some buttery biscuits into the oven for later and called it an evening. A few hundred calories shy (and hey! We didn’t even have dessert!), it still tasted just as good as if we had dined out in fine dining mode. Yes, we know why you’re looking for nutritional facts about meals like this for kids… but if you’re lucky enough that your family eats mostly healthfully and doesn’t have any food allergies or sensitivities to common ingredients found in everyday meals cooked in the kitchen of most families, then you might want to skip this section altogether!
Spicy grilled white chicken with bourbon BBQ sauce, seasoned rice and homestyle green beans.
Grilled white chicken with BBQ sauce (boneless skinless white chicken breast fritters, water, enriched bleached wheat flour [flour, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin and folic acid], modified corn starch. less than 2%: soybean oil, salt, dried vinegar [maltodextrin and distilled vinegar], yeast extract, oat fiber. spices including chili pepper and paprika), rice (enriched parboiled long grain rice [rice iron phosphate and niacin], water), bourbon BBQ sauce (water, tomato paste high fructose corn syrup. less than 2%: brown sugar molasses. food starch-modified maltodextrin dextrose. salt natural hickory smoke flavor spice caramel color), homestyle green beans (green beans water). Breading set in vegetable oil. Allergy Information: Contains gluten soybeans wheat This product was processed on equipment that also processes products containing egg fish shellfish tree nuts
Southern fried chicken strips with home-style gravy, mashed potatoes & corn.
- Serving size: 1 tray
- Calories: 520
- Total fat: 24g
- Saturated fat: 6g
- Trans fats: 0g
- Cholesterol: 50mg
- Sodium: 1410mg
- Total carbohydrates: 61g (23% DV)
- Dietary fiber 6g (24% DV)
- Sugars 10g
- Protein 16g (32% DV)
Nutrients like protein, fiber, vitamin A and vitamin C help you reap the benefits of a balanced diet. Your body needs these nutrients to function properly and support your overall health. In fact, the FDA advises that all Americans should try to get more nutrients from foods than from supplements because that’s what nature intended! So go ahead and enjoy this Hungry-Man Southern Fried Chicken Strips with Home-Style Gravy, Mashed Potatoes & Corn—it contains a good source of protein and fiber as well as a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C. It’s perfect for a hungry man like you!
Fried chicken patties with cream gravy and homestyle fries.
Nutritional information is important. For most of us, it’s the first thing we check when we buy food. And for good reason: it lets us know what our food contains and whether or not it’s healthy to eat more of it. It can also be used a source of education, like learning that fried chicken patties with cream gravy and homestyle fries contain nearly 4,000 calories a serving—and that they’re not going to help you lose weight any time soon! If this sounds shocking to you, don’t worry: while the nutrition facts might seem daunting at first glance, you don’t have to remember all the numbers. Start by looking at the ingredients list (for fried chicken patties with cream gravy and homestyle fries) and then take a look at the serving size (one patty). This should give you enough information so that you know how much of each ingredient is in there. Of course if this doesn’t work for you, try the ‘Nutrition Facts’ link on the Food Standards Agency website .
Hungry-Man Nutrition Tips
Hungry-Man meals are convenient, but they should not be made a staple of your diet. To ensure you’re making healthy choices, follow these tips:
- Buy Hungry-Man meals with less than 600 calories. This is the maximum number of calories that the American Heart Association recommends for one meal.
- Look for Hungry-Man meals with more than 10 grams of protein. Ten grams is approximately the amount of protein in an egg, a slice of ham or a cup of cottage cheese; this will help you feel fuller longer and encourage muscle growth.
- Avoid fried foods whenever possible to decrease your fat intake. Fried chicken breasts and turkey breasts are high in fat, so look for baked versions instead.
- Check the labels for sodium content (salt). Read the nutrition facts carefully to avoid buying meals that contain unhealthy levels of sodium (higher than 400 milligrams per serving). Your daily recommended intake should not exceed 2,400 milligrams per day, according to Mayo Clinic. If you want to avoid saturated fat as well as salt, choose grilled chicken breast or smoked turkey breast over fried chicken breast or country fried steak dinners.* Make it a meal by preparing fresh side dishes along with your meal from Hungry-Man’s line of frozen entrees
When you want a meal that’s quick to prepare, a Hungry-Man meal may fit the bill.
Hunger is a feeling everyone experiences at some point or another. That’s why convenience foods, like Hungry-Man meals, are becoming increasingly popular with individuals who don’t have time to prepare a meal from scratch or want something quick and inexpensive for lunch or dinner. However, Hungry-Man meals may not be the healthiest choice for you if you’re watching what you eat because of their high sodium content and amount of calories per serving.