This category of food covers all of the prepared items that people can buy in grocery stores and serve as full meals to their families. The array of food in this group is expansive. These selections are also low in price, making them appealing to people on all budgets. Some of the more popular varieties of meals, entrees, and side dishes include: Canned spaghetti and pasta, Pockets or turnovers, TV dinners, Prepared meal kits, Chicken pot pies, Corn dogs, Egg rolls, Taquitos and burritos, Boxed macaroni and cheese and Boxed pasta salads.
Some of the more common brands associated with these foods are: Chef Boyardee, Kashi, Hot Pockets, Swanson, Banquet and Super Bakes.
Many families, because of their busy schedules, subsist of these meals, entrees, and side dishes throughout the week. It has even become acceptable to serve these foods at dinner parties and family gatherings.