Save the environment (and your waistline) by freezing your food
Frozen food isn’t the same today as it was twenty years ago, but it still has a stigma attached to it: many people are under the wrong impression that it’s not very fresh, or worse - unhealthy. Companies are working to challenge these preconceived notions and demonstrate how frozen food can be good for you and help the environment. It seems to be working, because more chefs are starting to stock their freezers, and packaging is becoming increasingly innovative enticing consumers to buy frozen – as they should! Here’s why:
It allows you to enjoy out of season produce year-round: Frozen fruit lets you enjoy your Instagram-worthy smoothies and smoothie bowls all year, even when it’s the dead of winter. Frozen produce doesn’t need as much transportation as fresh (thus it emits less C02), it’s picked at peak ripeness (so it’s really tasty), and it can actually contain more vitamins and antioxidants than fresh! Not to mention that you can create dreamy creations like #nicecream or the frozen smoothie below.
Top tip: If you don’t want to buy frozen fruits or vegetables, it’s easy to do yourself – just use this guide !
It reduces waste: According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States, approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of food gets wasted annually by the global population – that’s enough to feed over 870 million people worldwide! If these statistics surprise you, think about it: Have you ever let food spoil in the fridge (last-minute dinners can be so tempting!) and have you ever filled your plate just a little too much at the buffet, only to find out that your eyes were bigger than your stomach? We’ve all been there, so we can relate. Freezing your food helps you reduce your own waste, portion control so that you don’t feel obligated to finish your leftovers right away because you don’t want to throw something away, and can even save you money in the long run.
It saves time: Our lives are becoming busier, but people still want home-cooked meals. If you stock your freezer with your own homemade pizzas, lasagnas, soups, and even smoothies you can have something delicious on the table in minutes that you made yourself – win-win!
Freeze your food to do something good for the environment, especially with Earth Da
y coming up!