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Frozen fruits and vegetables are a convenient way to help fill in the produce gap, especially in winter. Frozen fruits and vegetables are often flash-frozen at the source, locking in nutrients in a way that fresh or canned goods can’t compete with! Stock your freezer with bags of frozen vegetables and fruits. You can toss the veggies into soups and stews, microwave them for a side dish with dinners, or thaw fruits at room temperature and pop them into oatmeal and cereals. Whole grain waffles are quick and easy options for snacks or meals, and you can freeze your whole grain breads and bagels to make them last longer.

Breakfast Items
Be sure to include frozen whole grain waffles and pancakes that make excellent choices for breakfast or snacks, especially for the kids. Whole grain English muffins are another great option! You can even get delicious whole grain breakfast sandwiches topped with lean protein to pop in the microwave on busy mornings.

Lunch and Dinner Items
You can freeze lean cuts of meat, such as boneless skinless chicken breasts, fish (like salmon or tilapia) turkey breast, and veggie or soy burgers. You can even throw yogurts in the freezer if you’re looking for a way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Vanilla frozen yogurt or sorbets are another way to get that sweet fix.

You should stock up on any frozen vegetable that you regularly enjoy to eat; these will be easily accessible and won’t spoil as quickly as fresh foods.

You should purchase fruits without any additional sugar added to eat or toss in smoothies; berries of any kind are always an excellent choice.

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