Frozen Food & Heart Health Tips - Cooking
February marks Heart Health Awareness month; a month to remind us how important our heart health really is. Heart disease is the No. one cause of death in the U.S. and the biggest challenge is educating Americans on how to maintain a heart healthy lifestyle. Below are a few tips from NFRA and the American Heart Association to help boost your heart health without sacrificing flavor or your budget.
• Cook frozen vegetables properly to preserve nutritional value and bright color and crisp texture. Whether steamed, stir-fried or boiled, frozen vegetables should be cooked just until tender-crisp
• Microwave, steam or grill your frozen vegetables. These cooking tactics allow you to drain food of fat and don’t need extra fat to cook in
• Add a nutritional punch to frozen pizza, pasta or casseroles by adding extra frozen vegetables, such as broccoli, to add a healthful boost!