Jul 242014

This post brought to you by American Frozen Foods Institute and the Frozen Food Roundtable. All opinions are 100% mine.

So, there’s this thing that happens in Maine during the month of July.  It finally hits the high 80’s to low 90’s, and everyone here begins to melt.  We are not used to this hot weather.  To us, 50 degrees is considered a warm day. 

The last few weeks have been absolute torture for me, and the last thing on my mind is cooking a big meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  I don’t want to deal with the meal prep., the oven or stove being on for more than a short period of time, or with the mess that comes with cooking. 

I have always been a huge fan of frozen foods.  They are so easy and convenient, and taste great too.  I used to work outside the home in a small law office, and I would stock the freezer full of frozen foods for my breakfasts and lunches.  I worked 30 minutes away from home, so going home for lunch just wasn’t an option, and while there were many restaurants nearby, it was just not in my budget to eat out every day.  It was so convenient to have breakfast and lunch right at my fingertips whenever I wanted it. 

Now that I stay at home, I still keep the freezer stocked with my favorite frozen foods.  I find myself eating frozen foods even more during these hot summer months, because I don’t have to put a lot of effort into getting something to eat.  I’m so busy blogging, picking up my house and watching Kayleigh, that I just don’t have time to cook for myself.  

There are so many benefits of frozen foods, like the fact that I get to control my food selections, which is really amazing.  I get to pick out exactly what I like to eat, and there are SO many options to choose from!    You’d also be surprised to learn all of the pros & cons of fresh vs frozen

Frozen food is made from real recipes and real ingredients. Freezing is simply a natural pause button that keeps just picked, just baked and just crafted foods at the peak of freshness, and locks in flavor and nutrients.  Check out Frozen. How Fresh Stays Fresh for more details about frozen foods.

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For breakfast, I really enjoy Eggo Waffles or Pillsbury Toaster Strudels.  I have enjoyed both of these since I was a kid.  It’s so nice to wake up in the morning, grab an Eggo Waffle or Toaster Strudel out of the freezer, pop it into the toaster for a couple of minutes, and have a delicious breakfast ready for me to enjoy before I start my day. 

Eggo Waffles

Eggo Waffles

Kayleigh has also become a huge fan of the Eggo Waffles.  I haven’t given her a Toaster Strudel yet, because I’m afraid if I did, she would never want to eat anything else again, because they are so sweet and yummy!

Toaster Strudel

For lunch, I really enjoy a Lean Cuisine or Hot Pocket, depending on the day.  The Hot Pockets are great when I’m in a mood for comfort food.  With flavors like Pepperoni Pizza with a Garlic Buttery Crust, or Ham & Cheese Croissants, you can’t go wrong! 

Hot Pocket

Just look at that flaky crust, and all that gooey cheese and pepperoni piled in there.  Yum!

Hot Pocket

I love fixing myself a Lean Cuisine on days when I’m in the mood for something a little lighter.  I tried the Chicken with Garden Vegetables for lunch today, and it was absolutely amazing.  The chicken and vegetables tasted really fresh, and the sauce had just a bit of a kick to it.  It was so good!

Lean Cuisine

Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers are a great choice for dinner.  They are always so fresh and delicious tasting.  Can you tell I have a thing for chicken & broccoli??

Healthy Choice Cafe Steamers

What are some of your favorite frozen foods?

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  21 Responses to “The Benefits of Stocking Up on Your Favorite Frozen Foods”

  1. If you were to look in my freezer, you would find most of those things in there :)

  2. We cook from scratch as much as possible but there are some frozen foods we stock up on in case we don’t have time to cook. Usually they are Amy’s Burritos or some of the organic and natural frozen pizza brands. We also like to buy frozen veggies because they maintain more nutrients than canned and sometimes fresh aren’t a option.

  3. Having easy meals when it is miserably hot outside is so helpful. Freezer food is a great way to have that!

  4. I have to admit, some of my favorite meals are freezer meals! In fact, I have some waffles in my freezer calling my name :)

  5. I usually keep pretty well stocked on freezer foods. I need to get a chest freezer, so I can stock up even more.

  6. We love having a variety of frozen foods on hand. There are days during the week when things come up and I can’t get to cooking, so it’s great to be able to pull these out for the family!

  7. I love having frozen foods like this on hand, you just never know when you might be wanting one, or need it for a quick meal!!!

  8. We don’t keep lots of frozen meals, but I do love buying organic frozen veggies- this way I know they will keep until we use them all! But… as a treat… give me a box of Buttermilk Eggos!

  9. I love all of the foods you listed. My favorite thing to stock up on, however, is meat. When boneless, skinless chicken breasts, steak, and other pricier meats go on sale, I fill the freezer to the brim.

  10. frozen waffles for sure! always good in a jam.

  11. Frozen foods can be a great alternative. I freeze a ton from out our garden. I am not a fan of preservatives but completely understandable for those who can tolerate them. Thanks for sharing.

  12. I love to stock up during a great sale!

  13. I love frozen berries. I always try to keep some on hand so I have them when I want them.

  14. I always keep Hot Pockets in the freezer for my son to heat up when it’s midday and I don’t feel like heating up the kitchen by cooking a meal. He really likes them, so it’s a win win for us!

  15. I use frozen veggies all the time to complete or fill out a meal. My son used to love Eggos for breakfast!

  16. Oh yum! These days we are living on frozen food!

  17. My kids like to eat frozen waffles or pancakes for breakfast sometimes. They’re perfect for busy days.

  18. Keeping you freezer stocked is so much more convenient in a crunch.

  19. I love the frozen turkey burgers from trader joes. I also like to get my seafood frozen.

  20. Breyers Vanilla Ice Cream and Bagel Bites.

  21. You listed a lot of them. My guilty pleasure are the Toaster Strudels. LOL.

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