As a nutritionist, I know this well: one of the biggest challenges my patients face in sticking to their diets is the time needed to prepare meals. However, there is a simple solution: frozen vegetables. Always ready in the freezer and cookable in a few minutes, they make it easier to maintain a balanced diet even with a busy schedule. Since they are simply vegetables kept at low temperatures, you don’t have to worry about preservatives or other added substances: just use them as you prefer in your recipes. In this article, I want to give you some useful tips to make the most of frozen vegetables in preparing your healthy meals, saving time and boosting your health.

Choosing Frozen Vegetables

The best thing to do is always the same: read the list of ingredients. The shorter the list, the more it indicates a genuine product, without preservatives and as unprocessed as possible. In the case of frozen vegetables, check if only vegetables are listed as ingredients or if there are other additions. In the first case, you can be reassured; in the second, pay attention to the ingredients. If you want to be sure, I can recommend Almaverde Bio’s line of frozen vegetables, ready to cook, which do not contain oil and are very versatile.

Composing a Healthy Plate

As mentioned at the beginning of this article, the secret to eating well in a simple way is always trying to compose a healthy plate. But what does a healthy plate mean? According to the guidelines, half of a healthy plate should be composed of vegetables, cooked or raw. The remaining half should be divided among all other essential components to provide a good sense of satiety over the long term. These include carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Minerals and vitamins, on the other hand, are already contained in the vegetables. Another important thing to consider, besides the composition of the healthy plate, is to pair it with a good dose of water, an essential beverage for our life.

Examples of Composition

Regarding the composition of the healthy plate, here is an example of mine that might be useful to you.

Take Almaverde Bio’s julienne-cut vegetable mix and pair it with a farro salad, green beans, Genoese pesto, and, finally, cannellini beans.

In this case, the source of vitamins and minerals will be provided by the three vegetables, the source of carbohydrates by the farro salad, and all the other nutrients, namely proteins and fats, are represented by the other ingredients. I want to remind you, however, that every component of the plate contains all the essential nutrients, only that some have a higher content of proteins rather than fats or carbohydrates. Composing a healthy and well-balanced plate is not only good for your health but will also help you with kitchen organization.

Meal Prep: A Time-Saving Technique

Since I mentioned the topic of kitchen organization, I want to give you some tips that might be useful in this regard. Preparing a plan of what you want to eat during the week, paying attention to the guidelines on the plate I mentioned earlier, will allow you to waste less food. Another advantage of this procedure? You can prepare your lunches and dinners in advance, saving time and also limiting the use of the oven and stove, as you can prepare multiple dishes at once.

Are you ready to prepare your lunches and dinners easily and quickly thanks to the use of frozen vegetables?

You can find many proposals of Almaverde Bio’s frozen vegetables in authorized stores.”