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frozen vegetables?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 05, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Hi guys and gals..

I'm buying fresh meat and vegetables at the moment which is costing me a fortune!

I am going to keep up with the fresh meat but am considering buying frozen veg because it really is so expensive and also goes off so quick!

Is it ok to eat frozen vegetables??

Any thoughts and opinions really appreciated!

Ryan

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on June 06, 2013
at 05:52 PM

I agree! And thanks for your comment :)

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on June 05, 2013
at 07:20 PM

Yes i like your thinking! I am going to get a load tomorrow and try all different ways of cooking them to see which i prefer and which ways are most convenient!

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on June 05, 2013
at 07:19 PM

Thanks for the advice! I'v decided to go down the frozen route and buy a load in bulk!

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on June 05, 2013
at 04:27 PM

No i think i can live with the texture! Thank you for your reply.

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at 04:14 PM

Hi... I like in the uk. I am eating 5 meals a day at the moment as i am weight training and working on fat loss and so each meal has to have a good portion of meat plus at least 3 veggies! So the expense is high because veg tends to only last a couple of days and of course where i am eating it 5 times a day it mounts up to be expensive! Thanks for your feedback about frozen veg, i will invest in a freezer load!

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on June 05, 2013
at 05:23 PM

Frozen veggies are often times healthier than veggies from the supermarket because they are flash frozen right after picking.The veggies in the grocery store could have been sitting around for WEEKs before they came home with you.

That being said, I use frozen veggies all the time.

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on June 05, 2013
at 07:19 PM

Thanks for the advice! I'v decided to go down the frozen route and buy a load in bulk!

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on June 14, 2013
at 10:55 AM

Frozen Vegetables tend to lose a lot of nutrients during the preservation process but frozen vegetables may be even more healthful than some of the fresh produce sold in supermarkets.

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on June 06, 2013
at 12:13 AM

Frozen are sometimes more fresh....either way if you are trying to make a quick dinner and are supper hungry, are you gonna say "I don't have time to prep and cook broccoli, I'll just go get McDonald's!" or at you just gonna nuke some veggies to put with the left over chicken? Just nuke the veggies....McDonald's is not the answer!

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on June 06, 2013
at 05:52 PM

I agree! And thanks for your comment :)

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on June 05, 2013
at 10:56 PM

Frozen veggies are better than NO veggies if you are crunched for time. YES, the taste fresh from the garden is better! BUT after a hard day at work we used to eat out a lot... maybe not fast food, but any restaurant food is more expensive, has more additives, etc. etc. I say start with what you CAN do and DO it!!! That is how I am gradually moving our family to paleo without their even realizing it. Stealth nutrition! Rock on with the workouts!!

THAT said, we used to always have canned tomatoes and a few "staples" like green beans, peas, corn and mushrooms in the cupboard for emergencies, and because they were so incredibly cheap by the case from our warehouse store. I don't buy them anymore because of high salt content, BPA in can linings (especially tomatoes), and more. It is really hard to drop the canned tomato habit (probably harder than always having cases of pasta on hand) because you can come up with a meal in seconds and the alternatives are so expensive. I am trying to can or freeze this summer but it won't work for everyone!

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on June 05, 2013
at 08:21 PM

I buy fresh leafy greens but prefer frozen broccoli, peas, and green beans. These particular frozen veggies can be quick stir fried in fat with some garlic and taste wonderful. Plus, some days I don't have time to stop by the grocery store or wash veggies, having veggies ready to go in freezer means i don't have to go without.

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on June 05, 2013
at 06:46 PM

I grew up with a 3 acre veg patch. We canned (cold packing) for when it's not coming in (ripe on the vine, as it were) but over the years, we've switched to freezing our own!

It's absolutely FINE. Is it as fantastic as biting into something still warm from the sun? Well, probably nobody would argue that.

The nutrients are virtually the same. It's nothing you need worry about. Get fresh, local, organic blahblahblah when you can. If you can't? Rock on. Buy in season (always the best choice because it's cheaper and if you rotate what's in season, you'll be getting a good variety) and supplement with frozen.

No big whoop. I would say there was just a Costco recall on a type of frozen mixed berries... That's rare but as I just read it today, thought I put that in!

Mangez-bien!

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on June 05, 2013
at 06:35 PM

This is probably not an option for you since you are working out so much you may not have time for this kind of prep - but the least expensive choice would be to buy your vegetables fresh and freeze them yourself. You could get a big buttload on a day you have free and spend an hour processing them, then have everything you need for the week ahead.

All you have to do is wash your vegetables, then blanch them ( boil them for a minute or two in lightly salted water), dry them well, let them cool, pack them in freezer bags, and freeze.

It sounds way more labor intensive than it is. It is easy, cheap, and you get a bigger variety than you can usually find in pre-packeged frozen vegetables.

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on June 05, 2013
at 06:14 PM

If you're going to buy frozen, might as well go all-in and buy the kind that can steam-cook in the (evil, anti-paleo) microwave.

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on June 05, 2013
at 07:20 PM

Yes i like your thinking! I am going to get a load tomorrow and try all different ways of cooking them to see which i prefer and which ways are most convenient!

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on June 05, 2013
at 04:26 PM

I always buy frozen veg, if the texture doesnt bother you, work away.

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on June 05, 2013
at 04:27 PM

No i think i can live with the texture! Thank you for your reply.

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on June 05, 2013
at 04:09 PM

Yes, frozen veggies are AOK.

They often are difficult to cook and get a snappy texture, since they were frozen, but otherwise, they're just fine.

The thing I like about frozen veggies is that they are usually prepped -- i.e. green beans cut, carrots sliced, etc. I'm not one to steam veggies that often, so I really just can't get over the texture of frozen veggies most of the time.

Where do you live that veggies and meat cost "a fortune"? Is this just costing more than shitty food costs? 'Cause that happens ... shop smart! :-)

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on June 05, 2013
at 04:14 PM

Hi... I like in the uk. I am eating 5 meals a day at the moment as i am weight training and working on fat loss and so each meal has to have a good portion of meat plus at least 3 veggies! So the expense is high because veg tends to only last a couple of days and of course where i am eating it 5 times a day it mounts up to be expensive! Thanks for your feedback about frozen veg, i will invest in a freezer load!

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