Frozen vegetables are as nutritious as fresh and budget-friendly. Here are 10 clever ways to make the most of this convenient freezer staple and up your daily veg count.
1 Toss frozen chopped mixed vegetables through a stir-fry along with grilled chicken or tofu.
2 Boil frozen cauliflower florets, then mash with milk and a sprinkle of cheese for a lighter alternative to mashed potato, or add them to your mash for a lighter side.
3 Sauté frozen green beans with garlic and onion, then top with some breadcrumbs and parmesan and bake until crisp.
4 Snack on a serve of thawed edamame beans topped with dried chilli flakes. These are also great for kids’ lunchboxes (minus the chilli).
5 Steam a pouch of frozen mixed vegetables to simply accompany fish or steak.
6 Defrost frozen spinach and blitz with yoghurt and mint for a healthy dip.
7 Add frozen broccoli florets to a pot of boiling pasta two minutes before draining.
8 Pour a cup of frozen peas into your frittata mix before you begin baking.
9 Pop defrosted, shelled broad beans in a fresh salad alongside watercress and seafood of your choice.
10 Fry some frozen corn kernels in a pan over a high heat for a cheat’s version of barbecued corn cobs.