What’s in your freezer?

What’s in your freezer?

Here are 10 staples to stock in your freezer for quick and healthy meals:

1. Frozen spinach (or other leafy greens)
2. Other frozen veggies (spiralized veggies, stir-fry blends, peas, mushrooms, etc.)
3. Frozen berries & bananas
4. Frozen whole grains
5. Frozen wild-caught fish or shellfish
6. High-quality frozen beef, turkey, or veggie burgers
7. Sprouted grain bread
8. Pesto
9. Broths and stocks
10. Precooked, pre-portioned protein

“Frozen salmon filets are my best friend. Yeah, maybe that sounds weird, but when you’re as consistently frazzled as I am and still want to prioritize healthy eating, having a stockpile of frozen goodies that cook up fast and won’t spoil if you forget about them is key.

And yes, you can cook salmon filets from frozen—just rinse the filet with a little water, pat dry, season, and cook in a skillet with a healthy fat like avocado oil. In fact, one of my absolute favorite meals can be made from all frozen staples: salmon, slathered with pesto served over a combo of cauliflower rice and peas. All of which comes together in 10 to 15 minutes, delivers loads of nourishing nutrients, and helps me feel in control of my health without amplifying my stress.”

For Shrimp stir-fry:
“Thaw and sauté shrimp in a pan with garlic and a healthy cooking oil. Once mostly cooked, add in a bag of frozen stir-fry veggies or zucchini noodles and flavor-boosters like tamari or coconut aminos. Optional: Serve over brown or cauliflower rice, and finish with sesame oil.”

Credit to: Stephanie Eckelcamp

-from Fitness with Carrie

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