Frozen vs. Fresh For Easy Weeknight Dinners
I used to think that the only way to enjoy vegetables was straight from the produce aisle and that things had to be fresh, crisp and in season in order to enjoy. Well, now that I'm a busy mom, this is isn't always the easiest to do. As you know, fresh vegetables go bad pretty quickly, especially when nightly dinner menus change or you get too busy to spend hours cooking in the kitchen. In fact, I had a bunch of kale that I planned to use this week, only to discover that it was starting to turn right on the very night I intended to use it.
While I still use fresh veggies, I now use a fair share of frozen vegetables as well. The taste is still the same, because they are usually frozen at the peak of freshness. Here are a few easy ways to use frozen veggies in a pinch.
Use in soups and stews for a vitamin packed meal
Use frozen spinanch in a green power smoothie
Heat and mix into curly pasta or brown rice for an amped up side dish
Serve on its own with butter, salt and pepper
Mix into meatloaf
Moms, do you like using fresh or frozen veggies and why?