Tips for Mothers in the New Year

Tips for Mothers in the New Year

Welcome 2019 with these fabulous frozen food ideas

Busy mothers look out – here are some effective frozen food tips to help you sail through the New Year as you tackle the daily flurry of activities in your home. These will not only save time in the kitchen but also deliver the flavor, vitamins and nutrients your family needs.

Frozen veggies are a great place to start. According to research, there are only slight differences in the amount of nutrients between fresh and frozen vegetables. As freezing requires no preservatives and maintains quality, nutrients are retained, locking in vitamins from harvest until consumption. Pre-packaged vegetable mixes available in the market are a quick way to get a complete meal underway in a limited amount of time. Frozen vegetables eliminate two of the biggest challenges in the kitchen i.e. washing and prepping as well as the time-consuming cleanup that follows. Being so versatile, frozen vegetables can be used in a variety of ways when putting together a delicious meal. You can use them in a stir-fry, salad, or simple one-skillet dish. Since most frozen vegetables are blanched before being frozen, you won’t need to pre-cook them before adding them to dishes you’re tossing into the oven.

Another great option – one-pot meals like stew or roast are easy to make with frozen meats. These are quick, convenient and you’ll also use fewer pots and pans which means less clean-up. Like frozen vegetables, frozen meat also does not call for any harmful preservatives. Due to the advancements in freezing technology, packaging with minimum to zero preservatives is possible today. Frozen meat also ensures your daily dose of protein, minerals and vitamins A & D and gives you a healthy meal within minutes.

Did you know that frozen fish does not need thawing? You can poach, steam, bake, broil or grill fish straight from the freezer, if you add a few minutes to the cook time. When you cook frozen fish, give it a rinse in cold water first and then pat it dry if there’s any frost or ice before cooking. You can now turn out great fillets, grills and so much more. Freezing also extends the season of the fish, making a fish caught in the summer a delicious treat in the middle of winter.

Given all of these fantastic nutritional options, frozen foods are also good for a cheat day. A frozen pizza with vitamins, veggies and protein is definitely something you could feel good about feeding your kids. Frozen nuggets or burger patties are also a great change from everyday holistic meals and add the fun element to meals from time to time. So what are you waiting for, get stocking your freezers today!