Is fresh always best? Frozen foods can be equally delicious – and sometimes even more nutritious than fresh. When farmers pick their veg, they can freeze it within hours. Otherwise, it could take days before it arrives at the supermarket. Precious nutrients, essential to a healthy diet, are lost. Whether you’re on a paleo meal plan, a muscle building, post-pregnancy nutrition or simply need some healthy meals for weight loss, many fresh fruits and vegetables and sources of protein freeze particularly well:
Scrumptious in soups and fantastic with fish, these little green guys brighten up any plate and ‘cost’ you a mere 77 kcal per 100g. They're in season – and therefore tastiest – in May and June, but if you choose frozen, you can eat them at any time of year.
We love frozen prawns because you can be so specific about portion size. Measure out exactly what you need – no more, no less. Frozen prawns are about 70 kcal per 100g – an absolute winner, especially considering you get 16g of protein too.
Fresh fruit, especially delectable summer fruits such as raspberries and blueberries, can be hard to come by in the winter months. Frozen berries are a great option all-year-round for smoothies and can even be defrosted and used for a dessert. And at about 50 kcal per 100g, it’s incredibly hard to go wrong.
This one may surprise you, but fresh herbs like mint, basil and coriander can be just as delicious frozen as fresh and are often a far better alternative to dried, store cupboard versions. When it comes to dieting and weight loss, herbs have superpowers, keeping your food from tasting dull and boring.
Buying frozen can make life – and weight loss – that bit easier. But what if you don’t even have time to cook these frozen ingredients? Between work, your fitness, the kids and a social life, it can become a hassle. Fit Food will help with a healthy meal delivery straight to you! We’ll prepare your food, freshly freeze it and deliver it straight to you, without it costing the Earth. Why not try us today?