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RABSFK
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1/15/12 9:30 A

Mostly fresh, frozen in the winter for some fruits and veggies like spinach and broccoli, only canned beans, but we eat a lot of beans.



BOOKWORM27S
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1/15/12 9:20 A

Fresh and frozen, but I avoid canned because of the sodium and the veggies do not taste as good.



KELEKONA
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1/15/12 9:17 A

It really depends. My grocery trips usually start in the fresh produce aisle and I impulse-buy whatever is cheap that I know how to deal with.

I do like to always make sure I have frozen broccoli, spinach, peas, green beans, California mix, stir-fry mixtures, and corn-based stew mix. I managed to freeze some tomatoes, but I usually turn to the canned. I keep a few other canned veggies around for emergencies, and hubby has glommed on to the mushrooms so I have to keep buying them.



LIBRATAH
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1/15/12 9:13 A

fresh or frozen



REENIE131
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1/15/12 9:04 A

Fresh or frozen, never canned. Blah.



KISSFAN1
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1/15/12 9:04 A

fresh and frozen



CONQUERGRAVITY
Posts: 1,514
1/15/12 8:59 A

Fresh, preferably, with top choice being straight from the Farmer's Market. If fresh can't be had, or it's simply more economical to buy frozen, then I'll do that. I never buy canned though - way too much sodium, and it just seems kind of gross to me. The only things I buy canned are tomatoes and beans, and the occasional can of soup.



ELLEKTRA
Posts: 2,898
1/15/12 8:42 A

all of the above, rarely use canned though unless I am in a hurry

prefer fresh



NWLIFESRC
Posts: 9,310
1/15/12 8:11 A

really depends on what I'm cooking and what's available



CEWOLCOTT
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1/15/12 8:06 A

I buy my greens all fresh or frozen, will do tomatos or beans from cans, but look for low salt varieties.



128PERFECT
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1/15/12 8:04 A

Fresh and Frozen the only canned I do not mine is kidney beans.



TENNISJIM
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1/15/12 7:34 A

Mostly fresh. Sometimes frozen.



WELLNESSME09
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1/15/12 7:29 A

Fresh and sometimes frozen!



REGILIEH
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1/15/12 7:22 A

fresh



SUZIEB1971
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1/15/12 7:13 A

usually fresh



KKKAREN
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1/15/12 7:01 A

always fresh, I eat what is in season



NICKYWALLACE
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1/15/12 2:25 A

Fresh as much as possible



TURTLERAE55
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1/15/12 2:22 A

All 3.



EOWYN2424
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1/15/12 1:22 A

I always buys fresh vegies.

Mushrooms, sometimes fresh, mostly canned.

Seafood, frozen if it's too expensive when fresh (scallops, for instance).



BCARSON11
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1/14/12 11:39 P

All three!



COOPIE1212
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1/14/12 11:36 P

All




THATBRONWYNGIRL
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1/14/12 11:35 P

I'll go for any of the above...provided the canned is low sodium/no salt added, or in just juice or no sugar added.
With vegetables, though, I do prefer fresh or frozen.



JANIEWWJD
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1/14/12 11:30 P

A little of each.



BAZINGABROOKE
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1/14/12 11:29 P

I try to go for fresh, but frozen is my next choice. I only eat canned if feel lazy or I'm eating it with cottage cheese or jello.



WENDYLEE15
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1/14/12 10:59 P

Whatever the best bargain is at the time.



ANMISU
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1/14/12 8:12 P

I buy either fresh or frozen, never canned. My broccoli and green beans are frozen and I like eating them for supper. But I also buy a lot of fresh fruits, and veggies for salads almost daily.



REDROSEMARIE
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1/14/12 7:47 P

frozen



LRW1233
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1/14/12 7:45 P

I buy mostly canned diced tomatoes because I cook with them a lot. I occasionally buy fresh tomatoes to serve with tacos.



SUMMERSKYE60
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1/14/12 7:39 P

I prefer fresh or frozen except for baked beans, and saurkraut, I'll sometime use the canned veggies to make soup, I rinse off the can veggies before using eleminating some of the salt.



BEATINGED
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1/14/12 7:37 P

I prefer fresh always but i use a system when grocery shopping...
1.look at sale prices for fresh... buy what i can
2. purchase lowest price frozen
3. if i have to resort to canned to provide variety i do to keep it in my budget
(gotta do what ya gotta do with large family and tight budget)



SPOORK
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1/14/12 6:59 P

Fresh. I very rarely buy anything canned or frozen.



KELLIEM
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1/14/12 3:42 P

Fresh is always my first choice with frozen as my second option. I rarely ever eat canned fruits and veggies.




TRINITYROYAL
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1/14/12 3:37 P

All 3, in that order. Although I don't like tinned vegetables very much.



RUKIDDINGME123
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1/14/12 3:36 P

All 3



CARILOUIE
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1/14/12 3:34 P

Fresh or frozen veg, canned beans.



SPIFFDEB
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1/14/12 3:11 P

fresh



BECKAH77
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1/14/12 2:13 P

frozen organic broccoli from costco



YELLOWDAHLIA
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1/14/12 2:00 P

Mostly fresh or frozen, but sometimes canned.



FREDSEVOLUTION
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1/14/12 1:47 P

I get all three but mostly fresh then frozen. The canned stuff like garbanzo beans usually gets rinsed before cooking or using in salad...



KARASTK
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1/14/12 1:45 P

Fresh, frozen - - if fresh is too expensive, and canned but only the food from my garden that I canned.




AWONDERS59
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1/14/12 1:42 P

fresh



SUNSHINE99999
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1/14/12 1:40 P

Fresh



FRANCESLUCAS
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1/14/12 1:20 P

Fresh



MLAN613
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1/14/12 1:19 P

All of the above. I mostly buy fresh and frozen but do get canned, especially beans, on occasion. I live in Minnesota and so fresh isn't always the easiest thing, especially if I want to keep a little variety in my diet.



LARBOW
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1/14/12 1:15 P

Fresh with fruits. Frozen with vegetables. Never canned.



CCCARTER3
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1/14/12 1:10 P

Freash is better,but I have bought canned and frozen.I try to look for what is on sale.



RRP546
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1/14/12 1:08 P

fresh



COUNTRYCHICK33
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1/14/12 12:55 P

I typically buy fresh. If it is specifically going in a recipe then I will use frozen.



PCASEY7
Posts: 2,818
1/14/12 12:34 P

Fresh as much as possible.



THINKNEES
Posts: 431
1/14/12 12:31 P

For fruits and veggies which do you prefer and buy. I try to buy fresh but cauliflower was 4.99 a bunch today so I got the frozen on sale a dollar a bag.



 
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