Ways to Use Frozen Vegetables
Cooking is always a pleasure, but unfortunately, it takes up a lot of time that we don’t always have. Between shopping for groceries, preparing, and cooking, making one meal can take more than you might like. So when your schedule is packed, what can you do to reduce your trips to the supermarket? The easiest solution is to stock up on frozen veggies. While many think that this type of food has less nutritious values, frozen vegetables are just as good as fresh ones, and even better. Healthy and tasty, they can be used in many ways. So here are some ideas that you can try.
Spinach Ricotta Pasta
Pasta is a go-to meal when you’re short on time. For this recipe, all you have to do is to prepare the ricotta sauce while waiting for your pasta to boil by mixing ricotta cheese with garlic, olive oil, and milk. Then add the thawed spinach to the mix. Once done, add the sauce to the pasta and enjoy your light yet creamy dinner, rich in fiber and flavor. Don’t forget to add some Parmesan cheese for more taste.
Orzo and Mukimame Salad
Different from ordinary green salads, this one is full of the health benefits of mukimame, avocados, tomatoes, olives, and the distinctive flavor of feta cheese, all tossed in a delicious light extra virgin olive oil dressing. It’s a healthy and delicious salad that you can serve to your family.
This may seem odd, but who said that cupcakes can’t be healthy? Instead of adding chocolate chips or artificial flavors, add a variety of frozen vegetables, such as broccoli, zucchini, and carrots, mixed with cream cheese and eggs. Ask your children for help, you will definitely have fun times and delicious snacks!
Creamy Chicken with Vegetables
In less than 15 minutes, you can make chicken with different kinds of frozen vegetables such as peas, carrots, Asian vegetable mix, asparagus, coriander, etc. This super sophisticated but simple recipe is delightful. You can also add pasta to complete the dish for a great dinner in no time.
Spinach and Artichoke Pie
Are you a pie lover? Then you absolutely should try this one. If you are inviting your friends over for a night around the chimney, you can prepare a pie of baked potatoes and ham, on which you add a cheesy spinach and artichoke dip. Heat it in your oven for around 15 minutes and enjoy it. It’s a party favorite.
Frozen vegetables are a good source of vitamins and excellent taste at the same time. When they are well frozen, you can use them at any time without losing their nutrition. You can get as creative as you want when creating veggie recipes. Don’t forget to share them with us!