Friday Favorites: Five Healthy Lifestyle Favorites From This Week

This week has been a busy one, and boy am I glad it’s finally Friday! I feel like this week has flown by, and I’ve got a pretty busy weekend ahead. Looking forward to quality time catching up with lots of friends this weekend, but hopefully I’ll also find some time to tackle my super long to-do list. Anyway, here are some of my healthy lifestyle favorites from this past week.

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Friday Favorites: Freezer Staples

Happy Friday and Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Whew, I don’t know about you, but boy am I glad we finally made it to Friday. Between recovering from DST on Sunday and the snow on Tuesday, I’ve felt exhausted all week. I have a few plans on the agenda for the weekend, but I am definitely looking forward to spending some quality time with the boyfriend relaxing on the couch.

For this week’s edition of Friday favorites, I am sharing a few of my favorite healthy freezer staples. Consider grabbing a few of these at the grocery store this weekend to help build a well stocked freezer.

Vegetables

If you open my freezer at any given time, you’ll find several bags of frozen vegetables. They are typically picked and frozen at the peak of the season, retaining maximum flavor and nutrient content. Broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, and carrots are among my favorites to keep on hand because they tend to retain the most crunch when reheated. I’m a big fan of the steam-in-a-bag options because they can go from freezer to plate in less than five minutes. Be sure to choose plain vegetables with no added sauces or breading for the best nutritional value. Frozen vegetables make a great addition to whole wheat pasta dishes or soups. Continue reading “Friday Favorites: Freezer Staples”