Lately, it’s all about limits. Whether it’s the frequency of your grocery trips or the items on your list, you’ve had to be mindful in order to keep yourself and others healthy.
But, speaking of which, what are your limits when it comes to produce? Has the open-air concept become a little too close for comfort? If so, fear not. There’s another option right around the corner! That’s right – the frozen food aisle.
Sometimes frozen is the next best thing to fresh, and for certain veggies, half the work has already been done for you. So, let’s explore the land of opportunity (and brightly lit glass cases), shall we?
In the best-case scenario, fresh broccoli only lasts 3 to 5 days in the fridge. If you don’t see florets in your near future, then it’s best to go frozen. It’s still a good source of fiber and protein, and it contains vitamins A, C, E and K, along with various B vitamins – including folate.
If you’re buying them fresh, these Sunday dinner staples can be very costly. So, you’re much better off grabbing them frozen. They’re low-calorie, high-fiber powerhouses that are rich in vitamins C and K. They’re also one of the best plant-based sources of alpha lipoic acid (ALA).
You’ll get all the health benefits, but with less cutting and peeling. This vibrant squash is a great source of vitamins A and C, along with fiber and potassium. In fact, one cup of cubed butternut provides more potassium than a banana!
What’s better than peas in a pod? Why, peas in a bag, of course! First thing’s first, you don’t have to shell them. They’re also a good source of protein, fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamins A, C and K, as well as B vitamins. Pass the peas, please!
Another cost-effective alternative that’s much easier to prepare, whenever you want. Whether you mash it, steam it or roast it, it’s high in fiber, vitamins C and K, as well as B vitamins.
Love it or hate it, spinach is full of important nutrients like fiber, iron, calcium, vitamins A, C and K, as well as folate. It’ll also stay stronger for longer if you buy it frozen.
We’ll never run out of good things to say about kale. Very nutrient dense and low in calories, it’ll give you one of the best bangs for your buck. Not only is it high in beta-carotene (which your body turns into vitamin A), but it’s also a good plant-based source of calcium, magnesium and potassium. And it doesn’t stop there! One cup of this green stuff will give you 7 times the recommended daily amount of vitamin K, along with more vitamin C than an orange! How’s that for a superfood?