Frozen Veggies to Always Have on Hand

Frozen veggies to have on hand

As a college student, a busy mom, or a go-getter working 40+ hours a day, it’s not always easy (nor do you always have the energy) to come up with creative, new recipes for dinner. However, having a stockpile of various frozen veggies can add extra flavor, color and nutrition to a simple rice or pasta recipe.Here are the frozen veggies tuck and i always have on-hand for a quick dinner.


>Broccoli In case you missed my broccoli rice bowl blog post, I love adding frozen broccoli into rice as it cooks. Not only does it add some heartiness to a simple bowl of rice, but, with the right spices, it can completely transform a simple dish into a flavor-trip to China or Italy.

>Corn I like tossing corn into canned soups in order to provide some contrasting sweetness.  Even defrosted frozen corn gives plain-jane canned soup a fresh crunch and livens up the mundane flavors. Once defrosted, frozen corn is also killer mixed into store-bought salsa.

(More on the blog: Recipe: Parmesan Potato Wedges)

>Peas I enjoy the taste of tossing a handful of frozen peas into a cream or light pasta sauce as its cooking. Like frozen corn in canned soup, peas add an extra sweet bite to, what can be a rather run-of-the-mill quick pasta dinner.

>Stir-fry veggies Maybe this is technically a cop-out, but having stir-fry veggies tossed in soy sauce on top of rice is a relatively easy, quick and super delicious dinner. You could even stir-fry the veggies (or steam them) and toss them with asian noodles for another simple, quick and delicious dinner!

What do you stock pile in your freezer?

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One thought on “Frozen Veggies to Always Have on Hand

  1. Abigail Thomas says:

    I just started cooking some of my own meals this semester (I reduced my meal plan from 14 to 10 meals a week) and I’ve fallen in love with the frozen vegetable section. I always keep broccoli and corn on hand, and for some reason, I keep forgetting to look for stir fry or peppers! Great post!

    -Abigail T.
    livingthegraylife.wordpress.com

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