Fresh foods are ready right away as a quick, healthy snack or as a key ingredient in making a dish taste fresh and flavorful. We’re lucky to have our favorite produce items available in store even during their off-seasons for us to use year-round. However, fresh produce sourced from local farmers tends to have richer flavors since produce is picked when fully ripe and shipped a short distance compared to international sourcing. This is why frozen fruit and vegetables is something to take advantage of.
Picked at the peak of ripeness and flash frozen, frozen fruits and vegetables maintain their nutritional value and flavors and can be kept on hand much longer and in any season. The frozen food section sometimes is easily overlooked with the thought of, “There’s nothing healthy for me in that section.” But, that’s not the case! Consider picking up a bag of your favorites and using any of these recipes to make a meal or a snack as a quick alternative to fresh or when you don’t have fresh options available.
Pesto Pea Tortellini Salad
4th of July, Budget Friendly, Pasta, Pasta & Pizza, Salad & Slaw, Side Dish
Pasta, pesto and peas–who knew salad could be so delicious?
Peanut Fried Rice with Quick-Pickled Veggies
30-Minute Dinner, Dinner, Good For You, Health & Wellness, Stovetop, Vegetable
Use brown rice as a base for added fiber and to keep you full longer. Top with quick-pickled vegetables to brighten the dish and add fiber, vitamins and minerals for a healthy meal.
Picadillo Stuffed Sweet Potato
Dinner, Good For You, Health & Wellness, Turkey
Make the swap to sweet potatoes to give your dinner a nutrition boost. Plus, loaded with nutrient rich ingredients, this potato is well balanced for dinner.
Hawaiian Steak Hoagie
30-Minute Dinner, Beef, Sandwiches, Tacos & Wraps
Perfect for a quick lunch or dinner, these hoagies are made with Verde Beef that is 100% grass-fed, free-range and raised without antibiotics or hormones.
Fried Rice with Shrimp and Veggies
Create a winning dinner with our Fried Rice with Shrimp and Veggies recipe. Plenty of veggies and protein make it a balanced meal.
One-Pan Seared Steak and Spring Veggies
Serving a meal with both meat and vegetables doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Learn how to make our One-Pan Seared Steak and Spring Veggies.
Lemony Pea Toast
15-Minute Lunch, Easter, Good For You, Lunch, Vegetable
Switch up your regular toast routine with our Lemony Pea Toast recipe that is too good to be denied.
4-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Beef, Dinner, Mother's Day, Slow Cooker
Cook a hearty slow-cooked meal with just 4 ingredients.
Eloté Avocado Toast
Breakfast, Good For You, Produce, Vegetable
Shake up your mornings with Elote Avocado Toast, made with roasted red peppers, fresh lime juice, and frozen roasted corn.
Full Circle Organic Grilled Vegetable Pizza with Salad
Dinner, Good For You, Health & Wellness, Oven-Baked, Pizza, Salad & Slaw, Vegetable
Serve up a wonderful treat with our Full Circle Grilled Vegetable Pizza. When paired with a salad, everyone will leave the table happy.
Back to School, Breakfast, Budget Friendly
Add some sweetness to your oatmeal with the everyone’s favorite combo: peanut butter and jelly. Be sure to use Oikos Triple Zero Greek Yogurt for this recipe to add more flavor with 0 added sugar, 0 artificial sweeteners, and 0 fat—plus 15g of protein per serving!
Fruity PEBBLES™ Tropical Crunch Smoothie
15-Minute Breakfast, Smoothies & Shakes
Everyone’s favorite rainbow cereal transformed into a fun and fruity smoothie
Roasted Cranberry Sauce
Christmas, Oven-Baked, Produce, Side Dish, Thanksgiving
Enhance the flavors on your Thanksgiving plate with this roasted cranberry sauce.
Speedy Smoothie Bowl
15-Minute Breakfast, 5 Ingredients or Less, Breakfast, Budget Friendly, Produce, Smoothies & Shakes, Snack
Is there anything better than a smoothie bowl for breakfast?
Blueberry Banana Açaí Bowl
15-Minute Breakfast, Breakfast
Enjoy a delicious breakfast in 30 minutes or less.
15-Minute Breakfast, Health & Wellness, Kid Friendly, Smoothies & Shakes
Nutrition comes in many colors.
South of the Border Blizzard
Beer, Wine & Spirits, Christmas
Blizzard weather calls for this drink.
Peach Crumb Bars
This dessert is so good there won’t be a crumb leftover.
Hawaiian Smoothie Bowl
Smoothies & Shakes
This recipe is a tropical paradise in your breakfast bowl.
Blueberry French Toast Bake
This breakfast bake is berry delicious.
Freeze With Ease
Find helpful tips for freezing, storing and defrosting fresh foods and how long they will last in the freezer.
FREEZING TIPS AND TRICKS