A recent piece
from USA Today shares evidence that Americans aren’t eating nearly enough fruits and vegetables – with teens and the elderly straying the farthest from recommended guidelines.
With all the demands on our time – not to mention our wallets – it can be a challenge to buy and keep enough fresh fruits and vegetables in our homes. Costs can add up quickly, and it can be a challenge to gauge just how much to buy to satisfy a family without going overboard and risking spoilage.
So we thought it might be a good time to remind everyone of the bountiful (and healthy and delicious) produce in your grocer’s freezer. Frozen fruits and vegetables are a great way to keep nutritious produce stocked in the home, ready whenever it’s needed. With a shelf life of several months, rather than days, frozen produce is a wonderful way to enjoy out-of-season produce any time of year, with nutritional benefits very close
to those of fresh fruits.
And while you’re in the freezer section, we happen to know of some yummy breakfast options that go beautifully with frozen fruit. Like, say, Van’s Power Grains Waffles
. (Which happen to go beautifully with strawberries, fresh or frozen.)