You can only eat healthy when you shop healthy. Our essential veg series is all about the foods found in our shopping trolleys every week that help us eat colourful (and makes out lives easier). We’ve broken our essential veg up into snacking/salads, cooking, canned and frozen.
Remember: the more colours the better, to ensure that you’re getting a variety of nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
The essential veg. Freezer edition:
Frozen vegetables are a picked at ripeness and frozen straight after, so are nutrient rich and are convenient to have in the freezer, ready to add to a meal. Frozen vegetables generally last for 6-8 months before they start to loose flavour and texture.
Take a cube and throw it into your soups, stews, pasta sauces. Bake into frittatas, omelettes and savoury muffins. Can be used in any recipe asking for wilted spinach.
Great in fritters, frittatas, in pies, curries, soups or quiches, puree. They add sweetness to many dishes. Can be added to salads or whipped up in dips.
3. Green beans
Add frozen to dishes in the cooking stage, or boil for a few minutes to have as a side dish to roast meats. Used in stews, casseroles, pasta dishes, risotto, omelettes, and frittatas.
4. Corn on the cob
Wrap in foil and BBQ, serve with roast meats, or boil and have as a side dish to most meals. Can also cut off kernels and add to salads, frittatas and omelettes.
5. Broccoli and cauliflower mix
Toss in a stir-fry, add to a curry, use in soups and stews, or roast with some dried herbs and olive oil. Can be added to mashed potato (cauliflower is cleverly disguised), as a pizza base, or roast with some spice for a delicious side dish for chicken.
What are your essential frozen veggies?