5 reasons to choose frozen

One of the most insignificant things that people want to shame others for is eating frozen dinners. When you’ve worked all day and the kids need to eat, sometimes chucking frozen meals or meats into the oven is the easiest way to make sure that everyone eats a good dinner before bed. Not everyone has the time to make gourmet meals from scratch, with homemade sauces and everything chopped fresh. 

Does that mean you’re not eating well? Absolutely not. Sometimes, choosing frozen Mexican food or frozen Chinese food is a quick, convenient way to eat and it’s still nutritious. You can still eat just as well on frozen food as eating on fresh foods and when you utilize frozen food, you can save time and make easy meals that are filling and healthy. With this in mind, here are five reasons to go ahead and choose frozen.

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  1. Packed with nutrients. It’s a common misconception that frozen food is less nutritious than fresh foods. The thing is that through the winter some of the fresh fruits and veggies aren’t available all year around. Once the veg is picked in the summer, it’s blanched and flash frozen, which locks in all of the nutrients to make sure that the food tastes amazing. Frozen fish and meats are just as good-tasting, too.
  2. It’s affordable. Frozen foods are cheaper than fresh foods, and that’s a fact. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t taste as good! There is less waste, less spoilage and you can keep the food for longer. Fresh carrots are often more expensive than a bag of frozen carrots, and the bag of frozen carrots will last longer.
  3. They’re easy. There is nothing easier than breaking open a bag of already chopped veggies and chicken and making a meal out of it. Everything is usually trimmed, portioned and packed up for you, so you don’t have to worry about standing around chopping and storing anything. You can steam most frozen veggies, too, which makes for much tastier meals and they’re easy to prepare.
  4. A sensible option. Frozen meats, fish and veggies can all be prepared for a delicious meal just as fresh food can, so not all frozen food has to be nuggets and pizza. It’s very easy to throw on pizza and garlic bread, but it’s even better to throw on meat, veggies and delicious sauces. You can even add frozen fruit to a blender and have delicious smoothies without having to buy in tons of fresh fruit that could go bad.
  5. You can be creative. There are so many options with cuisines and flavors when you choose frozen foods. You can buy fried chicken, Mexican, Indian – no matter where the food is around the world, you can buy it frozen and cook it up as you please. You can try new and added veggies in sauces, so frozen food doesn’t have to be boring.frozen 

Next time you are planning your meals for the week, make sure that you don’t discount the frozen section. You can believe it’ll be a good option for you!

** This was a contributed post.

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Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 9.49.19 PMIt’s officially Friday! You know what that means, right? It means that I have gone a week without discussing my new store, so today I am going to hit you with another post! Ok, so maybe you didn’t know what that meant. 

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 9.50.04 PMI’ve already begun to promote Potomac Trading Post, Ltd. on my personal Instagram account. With over 400 followers, about 30 of them were nice enough to add PTP to their accounts, too. Then one day earlier this week, I had logged onto Instagram and to my surprise I had gained over 40 followers within a span of a few hours. My initial reaction was that my account had been spammed or hacked. Then I noticed that I was tagged in someone’s photo. It turns out that a local IG account heard about my store, and began promoting it on their page!

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 9.52.01 PMI was so happy and felt so honoured to have this great support from my city and its residents. Saskatoon is growing more and more artsy every year. I feel that if I’m going to be starting up a store like Potomac Trading Post, Ltd., with its antique, handmade, collectible, and wearable items, this is the city to do it in. It is the largest in our province, and yet it is still a small city by most standards. I hope that the store will become a big fish in a little pond. That way, when it’s about to burst out of its surroundings, I can take it to the lake or the ocean and expand it there. In the meantime, baby steps.

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 9.49.40 PMThese are some of the photos that can be found on the Instagram account for the store. Please add PTP if you would like to support a small business, and have yet another line of communication to the girl behind it all. Me.

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