Give polar produce the love it deserves—no peeling, slicing or dicing required!

Karen Ansel, MS, RDN
May 28, 2021
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When it comes to quick, healthy meals, there's nothing more helpful than frozen vegetables. Not only is it an easy, time-saving ingredient, but frozen vegetables pack all the nutrition of fresh—and won't go bad in your crisper drawer. Check out the five frozen vegetables we always have on hand.

5 Frozen Vegetables to Keep in Your Freezer

Chopped Spinach

Keeping a bag—as opposed to the solid brick—of these greens on hand means you can grab a handful here and there for any of your mealtime needs, like greening up an omelet or adding a vitamin K boost to a smoothie.

Cheesy Spinach Fritters
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Mirepoix Blend

Stash this basic building-block combo (chopped carrots, celery and onion) in your freezer and save some serious prep time.

Parmesan White Beans
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Recipe to Try: Parmesan White Beans

Frozen Peas

Keep a big bag on hand to pump up the veg in mac and cheese, fried rice or pasta or to puree into soups and dips.

Quinoa with Peas & Lemon
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Cubed Butternut Squash

These ready-to-use chunks are super-versatile for mashing or sautéing.

Curried Mashed Butternut Squash
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Broccoli & Cauliflower Blend

This family-friendly classic is great for casseroles, sautés and stir-fries.

Balsamic Broccoli & Cauliflower
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This article originally appeared in EatingWell Magazine, April 2021.