2.10.2015

food & nutrition tip 3 | frozen fruits and veggies

food & nutrition tip 3 | frozen fruits and veggies. Frozen produce is a great way to always have healthy foods on hand. There are many benefits to buying it. | realfoodsimple.com

This food and nutrition tip about frozen fruits and vegetables will help save you time, money, and frustration.


Although I am sure most everyone tries to eat more fruits and veggies to be healthy, there are obstacles that can get in the way.

  • Food going bad
  • Meal ideas/planning
  • Cost


Food going bad
I don't know about you, but I cannot tell you how many times I have bought fresh vegetables or fruits with the intention of creating some great masterpiece. Yes, I really thought I was going to use that (insert exotic produce here :) ) Then that food sits in a drawer or in the back of my fridge and ends up getting neglected and being thrown out. 

By buying frozen, that doesn't happen.

Meal ideas/Planning
A lot of times I wait until the last minute to decide what to have for dinner. So if I do not have any fresh veggies to have as a side, I will grab something from the freezer and usually sauté it up quickly. 

Cost
Then there is the cost issue. Frozen can end up being much less expensive then fresh. Fresh will have more nutrients, but not many. The reason is because many companies will flash freeze their produce shortly after being picked. 

There are nutrients lost during the freezing process, but there are also nutrients lost in fresh produce between the storing, transporting, and sitting in the store waiting to be bought. So you do not have to worry too much about getting lesser quality produce simply because it is frozen. 

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