If there's one thing all foodies can agree on, it's that fresh is fantastic. But if you think that means pushing your cart past the frozen aisle at the supermarket, then think again. Freezing is how fresh food stays fresh, locking in the flavor and nutrients of the just-picked, just-baked, and just-crafted foods you love. What's more, frozen foods fit every family's lifestyle without compromising taste or nutrition, are readily available, and make calorie counting and portion control a breeze. See which frozen staples we consider grocery must haves — and learn why you should be including them on your shopping list.
Broccoli, Red Bell Peppers, Spinach, Carrots
The health benefits of these superfoods degrade over time. Flash freezing just-picked fresh veggies is like hitting nature's pause button, helping them retain their nutrients.
Blackberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Blueberries, Cherries
Like their veggie cousins, frozen berries are flash frozen immediately after being freshly harvested, helping to retain their vital nutrients. Plus, berries and cherries are tough to find and can wallop the wallet in the off-season, so buying frozen ensures you can enjoy them all year round.
Party Must Haves
Foods that are frozen taste good because the food is good. From pastry bites to spring rolls, chicken wings to pizzas, frozen appetizers and meals are a delicious (and, dare we say, finger-lickin') way to make sure you're always ready for an impromptu celebration!