Honoring everyone’s way of eating, I strive and encourage all to eat more vegetables than a vegetarian. Why?
Vegetables and plant fiber is nourishing to the body, metabolism, and satisfies a strong appetite.
What’s the easiest way to always have vegetables and produce on hand? Source the freezer!
5 Ways To Make Frozen Veggies Taste Great
- Sauté, bake/roast, or grill them for better texture & taste. DON’T boil or steam them. That’s how kids learn to hate vegetables!
- DON’T place them solo on your plate by themselves. Instead, add them into meals!
- Use them in recipes like casseroles, soups & stews. This week I made a chicken “noodle” soup using frozen zucchini and carrot noodles. Yum, yum.
- Add salt-fat-acid: A little sea salt + fat (nuts, animal fat, or a generous amount of coconut or avocado oil to help crisp them up) + acid (lemon or vinegar).
- Season. Use pre-made dressings, sauces & spice blends. Look at ingredient lists & use the great blends on Thrive Market.
Creative ways I used veggies this week:
- I used frozen kale in my smoothie.
- I added defrosted frozen avocado to my turkey gluten-free sandwich.
- I added zoodles and frozen peas to my soup.
- I roasted cabbage with some chopped then frozen onion onto a baking sheet with a favorite spice blend + sliced kielbasa.
- I roasted frozen sliced baby carrot and mixed it into a black rice salad with sun-dried tomato, chopped mint, avocado, and arugula.