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 â€“ 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 â€“ 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)
Iâ€™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 donâ€™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 youâ€™re going to buy frozen veggies/fruits, the #1 thing to look for is SIMPLE. 100% natural â€“ the only thing on the ingredient list.
What do you buy fresh, frozen, and canned?