In the midst of a weight-loss journey, your freezer can be your friend! It helps you out on busy days (hello leftover chili!), hooks you up with SmartPoints®-friendly produce regardless of the season, and is the home of everyone’s favorite frozen treat: ice cream! WW members were all about the freezer love in 2019, according to food tracking data. Wondering which frozen foods can help you stretch your Budget? Here are the top frozen items members tracked in 2019—and yes, ice cream was most definitely all over this list!
Top 3 frozen meals
Healthy Choice Simply Steamers Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry
Clocking in at a SmartpointsⓇ value of 4 (Green), or 1 (Blue, Purple), this quick chicken and vegetable stir-fry, which includes chicken, edamame, broccoli, carrot, red bell pepper, onion, and a sesame soy sauce, was a favorite among members: They tracked it more than 330,000 times in 2019.
Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers Simply Grilled Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo
When members craved something creamy, decadent, and low in SmartPoints, they tracked this quick and simple pasta-free Healthy Choice meal—3 Smartpoints value (Green, Blue, Purple)—over 213,000 times in 2019.
Smart Ones Delicious Mexican Flavors Santa Fe Style Rice and Beans
Even though this meal clocks in at a slightly higher SmartPoints value of 8 (Green) or 7 (Blue, Purple), members were all about popping this frozen dish into their microwaves or ovens, tracking it 205,000 times in 2019.
Top 3 frozen sides
Green Giant Riced Veggies Cauliflower Medley (Gluten Free)
Cauliflower continues to dominate the hearts and minds (and freezers) of members—this cauliflower veggie medley, which includes peas, white onions, green onions, and carrots, was tracked over 250,00 times, and comes in at 1 SmartPoints value (Green) or 0 (Blue, Purple). Reminder: Some frozen produce is actually more nutritious than fresh varieties stored in the fridge for several days.
Green Giant Riced Veggies Cauliflower
The cauli-madness continues with Green Giant’s riced cauliflower, the second most popular frozen side. It’s easy to see why: A one-cup serving won’t cost you any SmartPoints, no matter which myWW color you’re on.
Trader Joe’s Riced Cauliflower Stir-Fry
It’s official: Cauliflower sweeps the board when it comes to frozen sides members love. This frozen stir-fry side from Trader Joe’s includes green peas, red bell peppers, grilled corn, spring onions, tamari sauce, and sesame oil. And with all that flavor, one cup will only cost you a 1 SmartPoints value (Green, Blue, Purple). No wonder members tracked this veggie stir-fry more than 213,000 times!
Top 3 frozen breakfast items
Eggo Nutri-Grain Low-Fat Whole Grain Waffles
Is there anything more comforting than a hot waffle in the morning? WW members tracked two of these whole-grain fiber-filled waffles for 4 SmartPoints (Green, Blue, Purple) more than 662,000 times.
Morningstar Farms Sausage Patties
While a greasy breakfast sausage patty can cost you significant SmartPoints, this frozen variety contains just 1 SmartPoints value across the board (Green, Blue, Purple). It could be why they were tracked more than 350,000 times in 2019.
Jimmy Dean Delights Turkey Sausage Egg White and Cheese Whole Grain Muffin Sandwich
With a whole 17 grams of protein per serving, this one-and-done breakfast sandwich (7 SmartPoints value on Green, Blue, Purple) was uber popular with members, who tracked it more than 267,000 times.
Top 3 frozen appetizers
Trader Joe’s Chicken Cilantro Mini Wontons
Evidence that members love a good TJ’s haul: These mini wontons have found themselves on more than one top tracked list. Take a quick peek at the tracker on your WW app, and you’ll see the love is warranted; four mini wontons are only a 1 SmartPoints value (Green, Blue, Purple), making them the perfect app to pass around or plate for yourself. Members tracked these bite-sized apps more than 200,000 times.
Trader Joe’s Chicken Gyoza Potstickers
Another win for Trader Joe’s! These tasty chicken bites were tracked more than 88,900 times in 2019. They clock in at 6 SmartPoints (Green, Blue, Purple) for a serving size of seven potstickers.
Green Giant Veggie Tots Broccoli & Cheese
This veggie-filled take on tater tots was a popular choice for members: Members tracked a six-piece serving—with a SmartPoints value of 4 (Green, Blue, Purple)—more than 77,500 times.
Top 3 frozen desserts
WW Giant Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream Bars
Not only were these delicious chocolaty treats the top tracked frozen dessert, they were the top tracked frozen item all around! Members tracked the 4-SmartPoints-value (Green, Blue, Purple) bars a whopping 1,428,967 times in 2019!
Cool Whip Lite Whipped Topping / Fat Free Whipped Topping
Cool Whip took the second and third spots for most popular frozen dessert, with members tracking the lite version—a 1 SmartPoints value (Green, Blue, Purple) per 2 tablespoons per serving—a total of 1,359,704 times, and the fat-free version—also a 1 SmartPoints value (Green, Blue, Purple) per 2 tablespoons—a total of 707,668 times.
Fudgsicle No Sugar Added Original Fudge Pops
The fudge pops from your childhood make an appearance on this list as the fourth most tracked frozen dessert among WW members. Tracked more than 590,000 times in 2019, a two-popsicle(!) serving costs just 2 SmartPoints values (Green, Blue, Purple). Make it 590,001?
Jessica DiGiacinto is an associate editor at WW. A health and wellness writer and editor based out of New York, she’s contributed to Popsugar, Bulletproof 360, and Galvanized Media, among other media outlets.