Did you know that March is National Frozen Food month in the U.S.?
Frozen foods have been part of our national diet since 1930, and as technology advanced, foods on the freezer shelves have been increasingly more delicious and good for you, too. Studies have shown that frozen foods – when it comes to fruits and veggies – are just as good for you, if not better than fresh.
Freezing is nature’s pause button.
At Tommy’s we’re excited about frozen foods all year round (of course!), but we get especially excited during National Frozen Foods month. It’s a time to celebrate the history of frozen foods and how frozen foods have revolutionized cooking and eating in America.
Frozen vegetables are flash frozen within hours of harvesting, locking in nutrients and crisp veggie texture. Unlike “fresh” vegetables which sometimes spend weeks on the road – from farm to warehouse to semi truck to grocery store – before they arrive on your plate, frozen vegetables are just as tasty on your plate as the day they were picked.
Our frozen vegetables are even tastier… Through trial and error, we truly tried it all to find the most unique and complementary blends, then lightly seasoned them with Tommy’s signature spice blends, so you can enjoy vegetables seasoned with their very best, most harmonizing counterparts. And we’ve created so many, you can literally have a different taste every single night. Or find your favorite and let the obsession settle in.
Just as freezing locks in taste, freezing fruits and vegetables also locks in all the vitamins and minerals that make those fruits and veggies good for you. A number of studies show that frozen fruits and vegetables rival their “fresh” counterparts when it comes to nutrition. If chosen wisely (read the labels!) frozen foods can also help with weight loss, since many come in single-serve and small plate options – portion control you don’t have to think about.
There are lots of healthy frozen food options, but not all frozen foods are created equal. Our seasoned frozen vegetable medleys are all minimally processed and lightly seasoned, so you can enjoy as much as you want. Best of all, all Tommy’s Superfoods are Non-GMO project verified, vegan, and low-sodium. Most are certified gluten free and we have organic options too. Now that’s something we can all dig into!
Frozen foods have definitely made our lives easier. Whether it’s the bag of Tommy’s Superfoods you always have on hand to help get dinner on the table quickly, or the frozen berries in your smoothie at breakfast, there are plenty of options in the freezer section. Freezing keeps our foods nutritious and delicious so it’s ready whenever you are – without any worries about waste or spoilage.
Tommy’s Superfoods seasoned frozen vegetable medleys make things even easier – we’ve done all the prep and seasoning for you! Adding vegetables to the center of your plate is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
- Choose your favorite Tommy’s product.
No slicing or spicing necessary. We’ve done all the work for you so you can enjoy a tasty, healthy meal quickly.
Learn More About Frozen Vegetables
Want to know more about frozen vegetable nutrition and why eating frozen foods is good for the planet? Check out these past Super Tips posts:
- Think fresh is best? The Washington Post says “Think again!”
- Fresh or Frozen Vegetables: You Do The Math
- The Nutritional Value of Frozen Vegetables
- Are Frozen Vegetables as Good as Fresh?
- Are Frozen Vegetables Processed?
- Frozen Vegetables Are Part of Eating Sustainably
- Eating Frozen Vegetables Helps Reduce Food Waste
- Are frozen vegetables healthy?
- The History of Frozen Foods
Do you have questions about frozen vegetables or nutrition, or are you looking for easy recipe ideas? Leave us a comment or shout out to us on Twitter and we’ll write up a Super Tips post to answer your question.
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Happy National Frozen Food Month!