Why Does Fresh vs. Frozen Matter?
Well, for a few reasons.
For busy SMG families, it’s often really easy to just pull out a frozen veggie steamer package and have your vegetables ready to go in minutes – no chopping, dicing, washing. The same goes for most other frozen produce – it’s ready to go.
If the nutrients are the same or better, there’s no reason not to take advantage of frozen produce. It also extends your grocery bill savings by looking not only for fresh produce sales but also frozen as well.
Quick How To’s
In terms of breakfast options, the frozen berries and fruits can be a wonderful option for creating fruit bowls and smoothies that easily mix with granola and yogurt for a protein-and-produce-packed meal to start your day. Kid friendly too!
Food52 says that steaming or microwaving vegetables helps you to avoid the “mushy” veggie problem that sometimes is caused by freezing vegetables. Some veggies like green beans, edamame, and peas, only need a simple thaw or steam before they are ready to go. Truly a time saver!