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Top Foods To Keep In Your Freezer for Weight Loss

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Most of us don’t have the luxury of going to the farmer’s market, deli, or fruit stand on a daily basis for fresh groceries. So what do you do to keep healthy ingredients on hand when you want to watch your weight and stay fit? Don’t be afraid of using your freezer to help keep a diverse range of foods at your fingertips when you want to get creative in the kitchen. Here’s some top foods to keep in your freezer for weight loss and health!

Fish

Keeping this protein source on hand is a great way to support weight loss goals and keep you satisfied. Eating this low-calorie food a few times a week is easier when you have it handy in the freezer, especially if you don’t have fresh, wild-caught fish and seafood available locally. Buy some frozen fish and shrimp and use them in your recipes like our Shrimp & Veggie stir fry which is a quick, easy, and healthy dinner you can enjoy anytime!

Edamame

Did you know that just half a cup of edamame is 95 calories but contains over 8 grams of plant-based protein? This bone-boosting snack has a combo of nutrients that help protect our sometimes frail bones: vegetarian protein, potassium, and vitamin K. Wow! And keeping a box of edamame in the freezer ensures that you always have a healthy protein source ready to go. Enjoy them as a light snack, tossed into soups, salads, or stir-fries. Yum!

Berries

These colorful fruits are chock-full of healthy antioxidants and nutrients that will help with your weight loss. Buy a combo of strawberries, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, and change it up so you can get the maximum health benefit without getting bored. These little nutrient powerhouses can easily be put in yogurt, smoothies, desserts, oatmeal, salads, or just as a simple dessert. Try this tasty raspberry bars for a delicious snack!

Spinach

This is one of our favorite superfoods and it can be put into almost any dish for added nutrients that will help you with weight loss. Spinach is packed with fiber and antioxidants which help prevent all kinds of diseases, so keeping some frozen chopped spinach is one of the best things you can do for your health. Add it to turkey burgers, meatloaf, marinara sauce, lasagna, omelets, or smoothies whenever you need to get an extra dose of veggies. This Spinach and Tortellini soup is a delicious way to use your frozen greens!

 

Broccoli

Did you know that a cup of broccoli is just 50 calories and provides 5 grams of fiber? And this fiber can help curb hunger and keep your digestive system regular, which all help with weight loss. Broccoli is also a good nondairy source of calcium for strong bones and keeping your blood sugar in check. Use frozen broccoli in soups and stir-fries or use them as a topping on baked potatoes along with low fat cheddar cheese for a hearty vegetarian dinner.

Ground Turkey

To cut back the fat in your meat dishes, sub in ground turkey. Just make sure to look for packages that are at least 90 percent lean and have no added sodium or flavorings. Use it to replace fatty ground beef in tacos, burgers, meatballs, chili, and meat sauce to reduce those calories and unhealthy saturated fat. It’s a great way to slim down and reduce your risk for heart disease and diabetes. Try using your frozen ground turkey in our reader favorite: Turkey Avocado burgers. We know your family will love them!

So the next time you go shopping, keep this list handy and stock up on those things you need to stay fit, trim, and full of tasty food!

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