This week we look at cutting food costs by going frozen, while protecting flavour and nutrition content, so you can have it all with a healthy body and bank balance.
Frozen can be just as healthy as fresh according the BetterThanDieting.com. Frozen foods are picked fresh when they are at their peak nutritional; value and then preserved at in its frozen state until it is finally cooked and ready to eat. This allows nutrients to be retained that may otherwise be lost during its journey from source to your plate.
Fresh foods regularly travel long distances while being exposed to heat and light which in turn sap their nutritional value. Once they arrive at the shop they are often on the shelf for long periods until they finally reach your home and then kept in the fridge.
In contrast, prepacked meals that have been processed can be very low in nutritional value and most of the content may have been lost and additives just as un-natural sugars, sweeteners, sodium, saturated fats and other unhealthy ingredients added.
Frozen foods can also be at least 50% cheaper than fresh and can be stored for weeks or even months without ruining creating less food waste.
The top frozen foods to have are that are good for both your wallet and your gut include lean fish or meat, vegetables and fruit such as berries, which can be eaten with cereal,yoghurtt, in cakes and smoothies. Mangos are also easier to consume this way as you don’t need to prepare them, they are good for snacking and packed full of vitamin C, as well as 21 other vitamins and minerals.
So, there you have some foods are best bought frozen and a handy, convenient solution to whip up a quick breakfast, wholesome meal or tasty desert.