Frozen Foods Are Acceptable

frozen foods 1Fresh foods are always the best. However, frozen foods are an acceptable second choice. Frozen foods retain more of their nutrition than when they become over ripe. Frozen foods also has more nutrients than canned or jarred products. A key factor in choosing good frozen products is learning to read labels.

Fortunately, we have an article that helps you decipher the meanings on the labels of foods today. Click HERE to check out the article. Choosing frozen fruits and vegetables is a no brainier. If the bags say, “peaches” or “peas”, you’re good to go. It is very difficult to find a frozen meal that is 100 percent healthy, but not impossible.

Make sure to look at the sodium and fat levels. Also make sure to check for the serving size of the package. Don’t assume that because the package is small, it must be one serving. Frozen foods should not be our main source of foods. They are best used in addition to fresh fruits and vegetables. Try to limit your frozen meals to once or twice per week. Moderation is the key.

Should I Microwave My Frozen Foods?

If the package provides instructions for warming the frozen foods in a conventional oven then follow it. Even if it doesn’t give instructions for conventional ovens, many people have had success with heating frozen foods in a toaster oven, conventional oven, or convection oven.frozen foods

Microwaves excites the food from within and can cause food to become dry. Thus causing some frozen foods to loose much of  their nutrients. Remember, how you prepare your food has an effect of the nutrient content of the food. Too much heat can destroy vitamins and minerals.

As a good rule of thumb, the more convenient the food, the less likely it is healthy for you. Good healthy food takes some time to prepare. Frozen foods have their place but should be used sparingly. take the time to feed your family the best foods you possibly can. In the long run it’s worth it and the food tastes much better than frozen foods.

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