The lockdown has left scores of people confused. We have been asked to minimise instances of stepping out, but you would have to venture out for essentials, right? Unless you think of freezing some of your vegetables; yes, you heard us! The shelf-life of some vegetables can be extended by storing them in deep-freeze. Whether or not, they are as healthy of fresh veggies is a debatable question. But if you have more vegetables to toy with, you would lean less towards the ready-to-make unhealthy snacks and fill yourself with something healthy. Freezing is touted to be a cost-efficient and healthy way to store foods.
Here are some vegetables that you could consider putting your fridge:
- Frozen cauliflower is high in fibre, low in calories. It could be used to make a gamut of dishes from curries, soups, stews to rice and smoothies! Cauliflower is a rage in the world of health and nutrition right now, so it would be a good idea to store some in your freezer.
- Frozen spinach is also ideal to make a number of dishes. You can enjoy it cooked or raw. Spinach is replete with vitamin K, B, iron, calcium and potassium. It is also non-starchy and could be a wonderful addition to your low-carb diet.
- You can freeze green beans for the exquisite flavour and texture they bring about in every dish. You can have them steamed or roasted, it’s your call.
- Broccoli should be another veggie you should consider adding to your diet. It is a treasure of nutrients. It is rich in vitamin C, A, K. It has a low glycemic index and it could do wonders for weight-management.
- Frozen bellpeppers can also add a dash of colour to your preparation, in addition to a delightful crunch. They are packed with a range of antioxidants and are very easy to cook too.
About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.