One of the most common questions I get is how healthy frozen food is for you. The good news is that frozen food, especially fruits and vegetables is a budget-friendly, convenient option that makes eating healthy easier!
Frozen fruits and vegetables are picked at their peak ripeness and flash-frozen. This means that nutritionally there is minimal difference between fresh and frozen produce.
Frozen fruits and vegetables are also usually cheaper than fresh options especially with items that are not in season. Plus, you can use what you need for that meal and freeze the rest, so you won’t be losing money on food waste.
Frozen fruits can be easy to use in a variety of meals such as smoothies, or overnight oats (include links to recipes). Frozen vegetables are convenient to add as a side to a meal (think frozen broccoli to pasta or stir-fry vegetables to a rice bowl).
Additionally, frozen meals have also come quite a long way. There are a ton of great options available to stock up on to have for hectic days such as, Evol, Saffron Road, and Amy’s frozen meals. Trader Joe’s also has a great selection of frozen meals as well.
Next time, you’re in the store, don’t forget to check out the freezer section for some of these great finds.
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