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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

March is National Frozen Foods Month

March is National Frozen Foods Month 
Since March is National Frozen Food month, it is a good time to explore the use of healthy, convenient foods food in the freezer aisle of the grocery store.

Keep MyPlate in mind when preparing meals that incorporate frozen foods. By stocking your cupboards with staples like pasta, olive oil and rice, it is easier to prepare meals which incorporate frozen foods.

Keep frozen foods available including protein sources, vegetables and fruits.

Check the sodium content of frozen food products, sodium solutions are often used to preserve frozen proteins. Pair higher-sodium frozen proteins with no-salt-added vegetables and grains to balance the meal.

Add a healthy side dish to your meal has never been easier. Whole grain breads and waffles as well as steam-in-the-bag brown rice and mashed potatoes are popping up in the freezer section.

Frozen fruits can often be less expensive than the fresh counterpart. These fruits can be easily be added to cereal, oatmeal, muffins and quick breads.

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