Time-Saving Cooking Tip
One of our best tips for eating clean in a hurry is to keep frozen fruits and vegetables on hand at all times.
Although many health enthusiasts often shun frozen produce for fresh, the cold truth is frozen fruits and veggies can sometimes be even more nutritious than what you pick up in the fresh produce section of your local supermarket.
Frozen produce is picked at the peak of freshness then flash frozen so nutrients are preserved. Keep in mind that if your spinach (or carrots, grapes, or apples) sit on the supermarket shelves too long or spends too much time driving around the country or flying in planes in transit to your local supermarket, the nutrient content declines.
Ideally, we would all eat local fruits and vegetables or eat what grows fresh from our garden—the ultimate in produce utopia, but not exactly real world either. In order to make clean eating work in the real world you need to be practical. And the reality is if you have a busy life then you can’t always make it to the supermarket multiple times a week to pick up fresh produce. If you keep frozen fruits and frozen vegetables in your freezer at all times then you will always be prepared to throw together a quick clean meal. With our busy schedule there is no way we could consistently eat as healthfully as we do day after day if it were not for frozen fruits and frozen vegetables.
As for taste and texture, we have found certain brands, and certain vegetables or fruits within brands, are actually better than others. Click HERE to read more about which brands are best and the best way to use frozen fruits and frozen vegetables (for example, did you know you can roast frozen artichokes and that they taste amazing?) and for some great RECIPE ideas !