Prepare a meal within minutes for yourself or the family using frozen entrees. Sam's Club® features a wide selection of dishes ready for you to warm up and enjoy.
History of Frozen Meals
Frozen foods can be found in supermarkets across the globe. Centuries ago, many cultures froze their fresh caught food in ice to prevent spoiling during the cold winter months. In 1928, inventor Clarence Birdseye expanded on this technique and came up with a double-belt freezer that would flash freeze food at -13ºF. Fish, veggies, fruit and various cuts of meat were frozen using this method. Decades later, frozen dinners were introduced to the public, which gave consumers a convenient way to serve a meal.
How Are Frozen Entrees Made?
Frozen entrees consist of prepared foods, such as veggies, pasta, meat, fruit, poultry and fish. During production, a preservative is added to help maintain the quality of the dishes for longer storage. These pre-cooked meals are then packaged and vacuum-sealed to keep out air. Next, they're frozen using methods like cold air blasting, indirect contact with refrigerated plates or liquid immersion cooling. Finally, these frozen entrees are put in branded packaging and shipped to grocers around the world.
Why Eat Frozen Meals?
Since frozen entrees are already cooked, they save you the hassle of cutting, peeling and creating a meal. They can be placed in a microwave or in an oven for a hearty dish in minutes compared to hours. Frozen meals make it simple to try entrees from around the world, from Chinese to Italian fare. They're also terrific for warming up something quick for lunch at home or at work.
Sam's Club has an array of frozen prepared dishes for you to choose from. You can start your day with a breakfast entree to get you going. There's also frozen sandwiches to enjoy for lunch or dinner that can be filled with anything from peanut butter and jelly to breaded chicken and cheese. You can find vegetarian entrees along with delicious pasta dishes. Sam's Club also has frozen entrees that make great appetizers for parties, such as mini corn dogs and tacos.