Perusing the produce section for vegetables can feel intimidating. What do I do with broccoli? Will I actually cook Brussels sprouts? How long will it take me to cook cauliflower? Will I just end up throwing the asparagus in the trash if it goes bad?
Needless to say eating enough veggies is my downfall, but I have a lazy way of adding them gives me that “I can do this attitude.” It all begins in my grocer’s freezer section. Now frozen veggies can be thought of as second-rate, but they’re actually just as full of nutrients as fresh. They’re my lifesaver timesaver to Power Up any meal.
Keeping a well stocked freezer helps me with a few things:
If you’re not use to eating frozen veggies, you might choose one that has added seasonings, which can mean extra calories, but this will warm your taste buds up to them. Not sure what’s in the package…just flip it over to read the ingredients.
As you get comfortable using these frozen staples, start thinking of ways you can add them to Power Up dishes you’re already cooking. Green peas and carrots can be an easy addition to any casserole or soup. Turn a basic pesto pasta dish into a Superfood feast with broccoli tossed in. Let me give you some examples.
Don’t forget you can find other high fiber foods in your freezer section. I love frozen blueberries in my oatmeal. I’ve spotted a variety of frozen beans as well as frozen rice too.