There is a stigma around canned / frozen veggies and fruit that they are inferior to their fresh counterparts but this is not necessarily the case.
With most fruit and veg, they begin to lose nutrients the second they are picked / removed from their roots and unless the produce is grown locally, it likely travels quite a distance to get to your supermarket. During its travels, it's losing valuable nutrients not to mention freshness and flavour. Why is this important?
Frozen fruit and veggies are a wonderful alternative to fresh, especially during the winter months when fresh produce is likely being imported. Frozen produce is picked and frozen at peak retaining its nutrients which is most important!
I've attached a link of 11 fruits and veggies that are potentially better to buy frozen than fresh. Knowledge is power especially when it comes to getting the very best out of your produce.
The moral of this post is simple, don't be afriad of frozen produce! If it's not in season, it's not usually the best of the best in terms of quality so it might be better to opt for a frozen variety!
Cacao and Cocoa come from the same bean and start off exactly the same. The only difference between the two is the process to prepare them. Cacao is as pure as it gets and receives little to no processing retaining all of its antioxidants and minerals. Cocoa on the other hand is heated prior to packaging. Surprisingly, cocoa retains much of its antioxidants as well and is still extremely beneficial to our bodies.
Click the link above for all the information you need to know about Cacao and Cocoa.
I've only recently gotten in to the smoothie game but I've already found a few tips I want to share with y'all. Silk products come in a variety of flavours and blends perfect for smoothieing including Almond, Cashew, and Coconut. Each blend brings a unique flavour to your smoothie and works to enhance the ingredients they are paired with.
They pack a very flavourful punch and can be added anywhere fresh herbs would have been added. Soups, spreads, dips and so much more.
They have a variety of products in the squeeze line including;
For more information on their products click here - - -> marvini.com/en/produits/
Having these products on hand is super helpful in a pinch and I strongly recommend them!
Gardein Pockets are Vegan and use Non GMO products.
TIP: Always remember, if the instructions give both microwave and oven directions, always go with the oven. It results in a crispier and all around better tasting product!
Tried them? I'd love to know your opinions! Tweet, Comment, or FB me!
The only thing I can say I wasn't entirely keen on was the smell. I really was not a big seafood person in my MED (Meat Eating Days) so the smell was a turn off for me but for someone who loved seafood, they would appreciate the smell and similarity. Not so much a con, more of a personal preference.
Overall, I definitely suggest picking them up if you were a seafood lover. They were so simple to prepare, nice and crispy on the outside, flaky on the inside, packed with protein, and just plain tasty!
Have you tried them? Tweet / FB / Comment with your own opinions and comments!
Jonathan - Happy Veg
Lover of a variety of things including cheese, fresh produce, and baby animals of all varieties.