The key to being healthy is eating lots…and lots…and lots of vegetables.
The easiest way to make sure I always have veggies on-hand is to stock pile FROZEN VEGGIES in my freezer.
FROZEN VEGGIES are a great back-up for when I’ve eaten all my fresh veggies or didn’t have a chance to go to the store.
HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD STOCK UP TOO:
FROZEN VEGGIES ARE…
✅convenient (already cleaned/cut)
✅often cheaper 💰 than fresh
✅long-lasting & don’t spoil
✅just as nutritious as fresh (read here)
HOWEVER, frozen veggies get a bad rap because people usually make them wrong so they taste lousy. 😱 I can help! Here are my best tips to make frozen veggies taste good…
5 Ways To Make Frozen Veggies Taste Great
👉DON’T boil or steam them.
They get too mushy & flavorless that way. Instead, sauté, bake/roast, or grill them for better texture & taste.
👉DON’T put them in one boring pile.
Instead of a stand-alone side on your plate, add them into meals! See below for my 5 favorite ways to use them ⬇️
👉DO use them in mushier things.
Lean into their softer texture, and use them in recipes like casseroles, soups & stews.
👉DO add salt-fat-acid.
Chefs know that when you add these 3 things you can get everything to taste good: A little salt + fat (nuts or cheese or oil) + acid (lemon or vinegar).
👉DO get seasoning help.
Use pre-made dressings, sauces & spice blends. Look at ingredient lists & choose C.R.A.P.-free versions.
Add to pizza. We 💕 spinach or kale pizza!
2) FROZEN BROCCOLI
Warm in marinara sauce & add to chickpea pasta.
3) FROZEN CAULIFLOWER RICE
Add to smoothies. It makes them super thick & creamy, it’s a must try!
4) FROZEN BUTTERNUT SQUASH
Warm/roast & add to quesadillas.
5) FROZEN ZUCCHINI SPIRALS
Add to stir fries w/ Asian-vibe sauce, fav protein & brown rice.