As a rule, I HATE frozen veggies. I almost never buy frozen food if I can keep from it.
But, being all kinds of busy, I know the value of time. Freezing food does not seem to be a valid “quick” solution. But it CAN be….
If you pre-prep certain veggies and greens, you can pop them out, fire them up, and chow down in no time flat.
There’s no end to what you can do with frozen veggies if they are done the right way. Healthy, tasty, and fast.
It may not look appealing in this form, but I can guarantee that the greens I have in here are just as tasty after the freezing as they were when they were fresh. And they will last a pretty long time.
But to get them here will take a little bit of work, not much though, and it’s nothing YOU can’t do.
Step one: Wash your greens, broccoli, or whatever veggie you are working with.
Step two: Chop your veggies up into small chunks, about a 1/4 inch or so.
Step three: Bring a pot of water to boiling, add veggies for about 3 minutes.
Step four: Have a big bowl of ice water at the ready. Remove your veggies from pot to your bowl full of ice water to halt the cooking process.
Step 5: Dry your veggies and bag ‘em!
Step 6: When you are ready, take out however much you want to cook, pop them in a pot, or place directly in a sauté pan and heat up over medium heat. Then use as you wish.
If you are using a Foodsaver machine, you can even boil in the bag!
Personally, I am a big fan of mixing my frozen greens in with my morning eggs. They add great texture and some great taste.
So, freeze some goodies up for immediate deployment on your next date and spend more time with your lady than with your food.