I don’t know about it, but frozen vegetables save me a crazy amount of time. I’d love to go to a farmer’s market every morning and get fresh produce, but that’s not practical for me. So, I often choose frozen vegetables. I don’t always get frozen veggies, and there are some things I have to get fresh, but frozen is definitely a time saver. So, if you’re finding yourself tight on time and need a way to whip up a quick dinner, here are the vegetables you should get frozen:
A stir-fry is my favorite go-to easy meal. All you need is a pack of frozen stir-fry veggies, some coconut aminos (a healthy alternative to soy sauce!!), a protein of choice, and rice/noodles. And the frozen veggies means you don’t have to spend all that time chopping up vegetables.
If I need something to beef up a meal, I always go for broccoli. Fresh broccoli tends to go bad quickly, so frozen broccoli is the way to go. It only takes a few minutes to heat up and tastes great with pasta, stir-fries, and soups.
Edamame is my absolute favorite appetizer when I get Asian food. But discovering you can get it frozen and make it at home is a total game-changer. Edamame is a great snack or source of plant-based protein. And all you need to do is heat it in the microwave for a few minutes, and you’ve got a restaurant-worthy dish.
Peas are hands down one of my favorite vegetables. I add it to every, and any meal and peas taste fantastic with pasta or mac and cheese. Frozen peas are ideal because they’re already shelled and ready to eat. All you have to do is pop it on the stove or in the microwave, and it’s ready in minutes.
I was always wary of zucchini noodles in the past because of how much I love regular pasta. But after trying frozen zucchini noodles, I’d consider myself a changed woman. Frozen zoodles are perfect because of how easy they are to cook and how long they last. Stock up on a few packs, so you always have a low-carb pasta option on deck!
Similar to broccoli, cauliflower is something I always get frozen. You can get fresh cauliflower already chopped up, but otherwise, it comes with the head, which can be tedious to cut. Frozen cauliflower is ideal because it’s already cut up and ready to eat when you heat it. You can also invest in all the frozen cauliflower alternatives out there, like cauliflower gnocchi, rice, and pasta!