Everyone has been told to “eat your veggies!” But when you’re trying your hand at #adulting, it can be hard to buy and use fresh vegetables before they go bad. Case in point:
Guide to Picking Out Fruits & Vegetables:
1) Go to the store.
2) Shop discerningly, rejecting any with bumps/bruises.
3) Go home.
4) Place them in the fridge/brown bags.
5) Forget about them till they get moldy.
6) Throw them out.
7) Vow to eat them next time.
— Lexi Kenan (@LexiKenan) May 1, 2018
Should have bought frozen!
Whether you want to win at “adulting” or just want to have a healthy option ready and waiting in your kitchen, there’s one option that is not only super tasty but also sustainable and budget friendly too: frozen vegetables!
New Study Recommends Frozen Vegetables
Having a stocked freezer-full of Tommy’s Superfoods is a great step toward meeting your daily recommended servings of vegetables without any of the hassle. A new study has shown that, on average, consumers who regularly eat frozen vegetables and fruits had a significantly higher intake than non-consumers.
This means that people who buy and eat frozen vegetables and fruits were more likely to actually eat those foods, thereby saving money, reducing food waste, and helping them have a healthy plant-based diet!
How Eating Frozen Vegetables is Healthy
Eating frozen fruits and vegetables comes with a long list of health benefits. Because they are frozen at peak freshness, taste and nutrients are locked in within hours of harvest. From providing key nutrients to helping with a healthy lifestyle, frozen food is where it’s at! Learn more on our “Why Frozen” page.
Fact: Eating Frozen Foods Provides Nutrients
Most people rarely meet their recommended daily intake of healthy vegetables and fruits. This can lead to a lack of energy, not enough important nutrients, and less than ideal meals. Eating frozen foods can provide a boost in fiber, potassium, and calcium when compared with non-frozen foods. Eating frozen foods can also lower sodium intake to keep you heart healthy.
Fact: Eating Frozen Vegetables Can Help Give You Energy
Not only do the nutrients of frozen vegetables give you health benefits, but they provide energy as well! Eating frozen vegetables can help you maintain a good level of energy throughout your day.
Fact: Eating Frozen Can Help You Lose Weight
Eating frozen fruits and veggies can also help you to manage weight. Studies have shown that, on average, adults who ate more frozen foods had a lower body mass index than people who did not eat frozen vegetables. This means that adding frozen fruits and vegetables to your diet can actually help you lose weight!
Whether you want to eat a whole plant-based meal, or just add some color to your favorite dinner, frozen foods can give you a leg up on healthy eating.
How Frozen Reduces Waste
Buying and eating frozen fruits and vegetables can save waste in a variety of ways. It helps the planet, and you too!
Eating Frozen Helps the Planet
Not only do frozen fruits and veggies help you feel better, but they can help the earth too! Frozen fruits and vegetables are more sustainable than fresh, because they can be kept for longer without going bad. This means that consumers of frozen foods are less likely to throw away unused food, which helps the planet stay healthy too!
Frozen Food Saves Time
Frozen foods can also reduce the amount of time spent on buying and preparing meals. With the wide variety and availability of frozen foods, they’re easy to find! They’re also easy to prepare and add to any meal, or even for just a healthy snack! Frozen foods can also be portioned, saved, and used again later, saving you from having to make another trip to the store!
Frozen Foods Save Money
Because of the love of all things quick and easy, frozen foods are very affordable! Eating mostly frozen foods helps your budget stay within the USDA’s moderate cost meal plan. Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean eating expensive!
Tommy’s + Healthy Eating
With all the benefits of frozen fruits and vegetables, it’s no wonder the frozen food aisle keeps growing! Eating healthy can be easy with the choices, accessibility, and price of frozen foods.
Tommy’s Superfoods makes it easy to buy and make healthy frozen foods. Our flash frozen veggies are picked, frozen, and sealed at their peak. This gives every bag of Tommy’s great flavor and key nutrients. Each bag of Tommy’s comes with easy to follow instructions, and can be used in a variety of ways!
Need a little boost for your breakfast? Want a side dish for your favorite meal? Looking to try a plant-based diet? Tommy’s has got all your frozen food needs covered! Just pick up a bag the next time you’re at the store, and try it out!