March is Frozen Food Month. There is a month for everything in the food world, as we know, but I do believe frozen food deserves some props at least once a year. What would we do without it?
Obviously, fresh ingredients are always preferred over anything frozen or canned, but when Old Man Winter turns the earth to rock and drags temperatures down to teeth-chattering levels, we must look to the frozen food aisle for many of our favorites, including fruits and vegetables.
Frozen produce shouldn’t have a bad name. Most of those products are flash frozen the same day they come out of the fields, retaining their healthy components and flavors. They are generally much more nutritious than canned produce.
In our house, our favorite frozen product is spinach. You will always find several bags of frozen spinach in the freezer. I use it in recipes, but more often it’s my go-to vegetable side dish on a night when I’m in a hurry. We probably consume one bag of frozen spinach per week, on average. We also like frozen turnip greens. Both are delicious with a little Tastefully Simple Bacon Bacon.
In addition, I like organic frozen burritos, ice cream and the occasional Kashi frozen dinner. And I always have a frozen pizza in the chest freezer in the basement in case of an emergency. And by emergency I mean, like, extreme laziness or craziness on a week night.
In honor of Frozen Food Month and the fact that, according to the weather forecast, we are about to be frozen ourselves, tell me: What is your family’s favorite frozen food product? Is there a frozen product you would never buy?