4 Ways Frozen Foods May Help Save Time and Add Nutrients to Your Next Meal
Frozen foods can be a great way to save time in the kitchen and eat a healthy meal if you know what to shop for and how to cook it! Check out the following five tips to learn more. Plus, keep an eye out for Fare & Square’s current prices of each item in parentheses.
- Frozen plain veggies like peas (16oz. IGA Green Peas, $1.69) and spinach (14oz. IGA chopped spinach, $1.19) can be very versatile — toss them right into pasta, soups or stews to add extra color and nutrients to your meal.
- Frozen fruit like strawberries (16oz. Dole Whole Strawberries, $2.99) or blueberries (16oz. Dole Whole Blueberries, $3.59) are the perfect addition to making sweet smoothies. Add in some yogurt (32oz. Dannon All Natural Plain Yogurt) for extra protein, too!
- Boil, Bake or Stir-fry? All three of these options are great ways to serve up some tasty side-dishes. Lightly drizzle some extra virgin olive oil on frozen cauliflower (16oz. IGA Cauliflower, $1.69) or broccoli (16oz. IGA Cut Broccoli, $1.69) and bake in the oven at a high temperature to get that extra crispy texture (without the negative health impact that comes with deep-frying).
- DYK you can DIY frozen foods? If fresh produce is on sale this week but you don’t know what to do with it all then try freezing it for another time. Check out this “Freezing and Food Safety” article from the USDA to learn more.