Why I do frozen vegetables

This year I have been making an effort to eat healthy and cook more meals at home.  I am relatively new to the whole concept of cooking but that doesn't stop me from trying.  I have never been a master chef, nor am I overly motivated to go experiment on my dinner, but I am convinced that good meals don't have to be a chore.

But, we all know that feeling when you are staring into the refrigerator asking yourself what you can throw together and then you decide that it's just not worth the work.  In fact, I do this so often that I've learned to plan on it so I make sure to stock up on the varieties of healthy boxed vegetables for quick dinners. 

So now, before I run to the nearest fast food restaurant or order take-out again, I check my freezer for broccoli or cauliflower that I can microwave in minutes or steam in the pouch. They come plain or in tasty sauces so they are easy to dress up or dress down or combine with your favorite dishes!

I love using frozen vegetables so much that I consider it my secret weapon for putting healthy dinners on the table quickly – especially during winter months.  When I first started cooking for myself, the supermarket seemed so overwhelming.  I frequently made the mistake of buying all fresh vegetables and then slowly watching them rot in the refrigerator because I wasn’t able to eat them all myself. Dollar signs would flash before my eyes as I threw out my wilting greens I had such high hopes for.

With frozen vegetables, I never have to worry about wasting my nutritious foods again.  Now that I’m a more experienced shopper, I know that it's not always a bad thing to cut out steps when preparing foods at home.  Sometimes the healthiest stuff is actually the easiest to cook, which is the case with frozen vegetables, and why they make it on my table numerous times a week.  In this case “cutting out steps” minimizes mess and prep time, and makes cooking seem less intimidating, making me much more likely to reach my goals!


276 thoughts on “Why I do frozen vegetables”

  1. They are so easy to microwave and then just pour into a serving bowl!
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  2. I like to make the veggies with a little cheese or butter depending on what I’m cooking.
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  4. We eat these almost every night, but I ignore the directions on the package. I just cut open the bag (that’s inside the box), pour them into my pyrex dish, mic for two minutes, stir, mic for a minute more, and then they are done. Very yummy stuff.

  5. I like to microwave them gently and I am careful not to over cook them. Yummy giveaway, thanks.

  6. My favorite way to prepare them is in the microwave, then I sometimes make some lemon butter to pour over the veggies that don’t already have sauce.

  7. My favorite way to prepare them is in the microwave and then serve as a side to my entree. calvad at aol dot com

  8. I like to use Green Giant vegetables as a side dish – just throw them in the microwave for a couple minutes and we’re good to go with a healthy veggie! mopugmoments at gmail dot com

  9. They are an excellent side for dinner when you are in a rush, as they cook so quickly in the microwave.

  10. I like making Green Giant Frozen veggies in the microwave – we are always in a hurry and we can get our veggies in with no problem thanks to the microwave.

  11. i love to prepare them with grilled chicken and mashed potatoes
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  12. My favorite way to prepare Green Giant boxed vegetables is to follow the directions, then stir in some Parmesan cheese.
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  13. I like to use the broccoli and cheese as the topping for a baked potato. Yummy!

  14. Thanks for the giveaway…we zap Green Giant Boxed Vegetables in the microwave !
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