Navigating the frozen food section can be tricky. Knowing what to look for and what to avoid is key to making healthy choices. Frozen vegetables without seasoning are just as nutritious as their fresh counterparts. They are frozen at their peak ripeness, so they maintain much of their vitamin, mineral and fiber content.
“Frozen foods that have added sauces or seasonings are often higher in fat and sodium than other healthful nutrients, but check the ingredients list,” says Lacey Gammon, NCHPAD Nutrition Coordinator. “The fewer ingredients and additives there are on the label, the more confident you can feel about making a healthy choice.
If you find yourself struggling with low energy, a lack of focus or constant fatigue, these delicious and nutrient-packed dishes can help. Each recipe is easy to make and features frozen food as a main ingredient, making meal prep a breeze.
Watch the video and check out the ingredients for each recipe below.
Teriyaki Shrimp Stir Fry
- Brown Rice
- Frozen stir-fry vegetables
- Frozen shrimp
- Teriyaki sauce or soy sauce
Turkey Meatball Sub Sliders
- Frozen turkey meatballs
- Hawaiian bread
- Low fat cheese
- Frozen green beans
Loaded Southwest Sweet Potato
- 2 baked sweet potatoes, halved
- 1 bag southwest protein blend
- Sour cream