What foods do you buy fresh? Frozen? Canned? This meal includes all three!
Canned corn and canned black beans stir-fried with fresh carrots and frozen spinach. Topped with fresh tomatoes. With a side of (super small, super cute) organic slow-cooked sweet potatoes.
Spinach (this is a new thing for us and a HUGE obsession now – frozen spinach is WAYYY better for stir-fries and smoothies than fresh)
Berries (for smoothies)
Brussel sprouts (because the frozen one taste better to me and the fresh ones are a pain in the rear to cut up)
Beans (usually – sometimes I get adventurous, though, and make them in the crock pot from dried beans)
Corn (occasionally I buy this frozen, too)
Artichokes (because the one time I tried to cook fresh artichokes, it was a serious disaster)
I’ve heard before that frozen can actually be healthier (i.e. more nutrient dense) than fresh, as frozen foods are prepared at the peak of their season, and they don’t lose nutrients while they sit on a truck, in the grocery store, or in your fridge the way that fresh veggies/fruits do. But as this Real Simple article states, if you’re going to buy frozen veggies/fruits, the #1 thing to look for is SIMPLE. 100% natural – the only thing on the ingredient list.
What do you buy fresh, frozen, and canned?