Top performers in CR’s frozen bowl meal ratings include Amy’s Light & Lean Quinoa & Black Beans with Butternut Squash & Chard, Luvo Planted Power Bowl Great Karma Coconut Curry, and Healthy Choice Simply Steamers Unwrapped Burrito Bowl. “Higher quality ingredients in the top-rated bowls gave them plenty of flavor,” said Keating.
Just because a company had one product at the top of the ratings chart didn’t mean that all of the company’s products had similar scores. For example, Amy’s had products at the top, the middle, and the bottom of CR’s chart. Its Amy’s Bowls Harvest Casserole was rated midpack, and its Amy’s Bowls Teriyaki ranked 26th.
The full ratings of frozen power bowls can be found on CR.org and in the October issue of Consumer Reports magazine.
The calorie counts of most of the frozen bowls in CRs tests were on the low side for a meal, hovering in the 250-300 range. If that’s too light for some, CR recommends tossing the bowl on a bed of greens, like baby spinach or arugula, or top with some raw or steamed vegetables to bulk it up for just a few additional calories while still keeping it healthy.