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A Fresh Look at Frozen Food

The recent social trend of “Super Moms” has women feeling like they have to do it all: work, cook, clean, raise kids and appear calm and collected all the while. The “Super Moms” at Mr. Appliance have a secret weapon for keeping all of the balls in the air and maintaining your family’s healthy lifestyle: the freezer, and frozen meals in particular.

In recognition of Frozen Food month, Mr. Appliance® has taken a closer look at that ubiquitous frozen nourishment and has come up with a few reasons you should reconsider checking out the freezer section at your local grocery store.

Save yourself some time

First is the obvious time savings that accompanies frozen meals. Each day, most of us handle everything from temper tantrums to snotty attitudes – and that’s before you’ve even left work. After a long day, finding the time (and motivation) to whip up a gourmet meal is a daunting task. Packaged meals are flavored and prepared by skilled chefs with proven recipes, so you don’t have to slave over the stove and can enjoy more quality time with your family.

And also some money

Saving money is on the top of everyone’s to-do list. Opting for the frozen version of fruits and vegetables gives your food an extended shelf life, thus offering a more convenient and cost-effective method by allowing you and your family to enjoy the fruit and veggies longer.

They are healthy, really!

Finally, the health benefits of consuming frozen foods, in moderation can be paramount. Oftentimes, the company packaging the frozen foods includes perfectly sized portions of all the essentials needed in a meal. According to a recent study done by the University of Georgia in 2013, some vegetables are actually healthier frozen compared to their fresh counterpart.

While frozen foods can be healthier, be aware of possible added preservatives that can be harmful to your body in large amounts. Being intentional about reading the nutrition labels, calorie-counting and getting your daily value serving of fruits and vegetables can lead to a healthier diet and lifestyle.