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Frozen vegetables are nutritious and budget freindly
Frozen vegetables really are just as nutritious as fresh. Mineral content and vitamin content is almost the same. Just make sure you donít select blends that contain sauces,high salt, high sugar, or other unhealthy additives. Use in soups, chili, casserole dishes, sauces, omelets, stir-fries, steamed side dishes. Frozen green pepper bits are economical at $1 a bag, check out frozen brocolli, califlower, spinach and more. Some times you can save $$$'s.
char-grill peppers (red/yellow/green bell peppers) then open freeze. When frozen put into a plastic box. I buy loads when they are on offer and cook them on a tray in the oven whilst cooking something else. When they are cooled, I pop the tray in the freezer. They stay sticky even when frozen, so they're best kept in a box rather than a baggie.
When I return from the store I chop a green and red pepper and put on a cookie sheet in the freezer, then I chop green onions & spread on top of the peppers, followed by chopped ham, mushrooms, asparagus and broccoli. After all are frozen, they go into a zip lock bag, I can use 1/2 cup in my omelet
I put 1//2 cup of chopped veggies in pan using olive oil, saute for a minute, add 1/2 cup egg substitute and make omelet. I serve with 2 slices bacon and a mix of 1/2 banana, grapes, berries, or cantelope. I try to use at least 2 fruits each morning.
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