23 healthy frozen food meals & tips #CoolCookery

healthy frozen food from Casa Costello #coolcookery

Casa Costello’s Minted scallops take only 7 minutes

Frozen food goes way beyond fish fingers. Frozen food ingredients range from quick-frozen vegetables, fruits, fish and meats to spices and herbs – ingredients you can use in all kinds of dishes, and with lots of benefits.

Quick-freezing locks in freshness and nutritional goodness and frozen food help reduce waste by lasting longer in the freezer and allowing you to use the amount you need. Best of all, research has shown frozen food can save families up to £250 a year!

BritMums asked bloggers about their healthy frozen food meal ideas. Here are their top tips, below. You can also find frozen food meal and inspiration on Cool Cookery.

BritMums worked with the following bloggers and with CoolCookery.co.uk , the consumer facing brand of British Frozen Food Federation, to highlight the benefits of using frozen food. Bloggers were compensated for their time; all opinions in the posts featured are the bloggers’ own.

Here’s to the 5 a day

Mirka used a vegetable stir fry mix with chicken for a fast and health-conscious family meal.

Helen describes how her daughter loves frozen raspberries.

Fantastic fish

Jenny was so impressed so with the variety, quality and the price of frozen fish and fish fillets available in her supermarket

Mari also used fish choosing the more unusual swordfish for her dish together with a delicious sounding sauce.

Marvellous meat recipes

Victoria used frozen beef mince in her cottage pie.

Penny stocked up on venison meatballs and used mince in her chilli con carne.

Vegetarian options

Sam showed how vegetarian cooking can be helped with ingredients from the freezer. Check out her curry dish.

Wendy did the same, showing how to make vegetarian shepherd’s pie.

Recipes from a Pantry

Recipes from a Pantry uses frozen basil cheese sauce, cauliflower, and broccoli in her Cauliflower Cheese

Using frozen spices and herbs

Helen explains how she uses frozen herbs to add taste sensations to her cooking. Check out her meatballs recipe.

Lucy is happy that you can obtain some exotic herbs for the freezer as well as items like ginger and garlic. Check out her spectacular spinach pie recipe.

Locked in freshness and nutritional goodness

Bintu at Recipe from a Pantry was impressed that food from the freezer can be fresher than the apparently fresh food available in the shops. Check out her broccoli cauliflower cheese.

Fast food preparation

Amy discovered that having mash and chopped onions in the freezer helps speed up meal preparation.

Lucinda reckons she can prepare a tempting fish pie in less than 60 seconds and can then settle down with a tipple whilst it cooks.

Meatballs in coconut milk gravy by The Crazy Kitchen

Helen at The Crazy Kitchen used frozen meatballs, onions and mushrooms for her tempting Meatballs in Coconut Milk Gravy

Reducing food waste

Food lasts longer in the freezer, which means you can keep to hand the ingredients you need, using the right amount and saving the rest for another day.

Liz asks how often we end up throwing out stuff from our fridge that we have not had chance to use before it is past its best. Check out her recipes for baked cod and carrot and coriander soup.

Becky hates food waste and cooked up a tasty vegetarian Cumberland pie.

Saving money

Sarah describes how you can save money by putting anything that is reduced in the freezer to preserve it. Check out her Thai prawn curry with clams dish.

Elizabeth shared four frugal freezer recipes.

Tempting recipes

Check out Penny’s vlog on the perfect Sunday roast direct from your freezer.

Try Helen’s quick-and-easy 7-minute minted scallops with vegetables and buttery mash

Sit down to a classic with Kirsty’s favourite family easy fish pie

Drink something healthy with Claire’s coconut, mango and basil smoothie.

 Discover more healthy meal ideas in the BritMums Magazine Food & Drink section

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3 Comments

  1. 25 February 2015 / 14:25

    Thanks for the mention – Am looking forward to working my way through all the other recipes