Frozen veggies are a staple for easy, nutritious meals, especially when time is short. They’re perfect for beefing up a dinner side dish, making a smoothie, or even just getting some quick greens into your pasta. With the right selection on hand, you’ll always have a versatile and healthy option ready to go. Here are the top 10 frozen veggies you should keep in your freezer to simplify your cooking and ensure you’re eating well every day.

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Green Peas

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These little green gems are perfect for adding a pop of color and a dose of nutrients to dishes like pot pies or mac and cheese. Frozen peas are super easy to use, making them a great go-to for quick and nutritious meal additions.
Use It To Make: Creamy Mushroom Risotto

Fire Roasted Corn

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Fire roasted corn is a freezer MVP, adding a smoky sweetness to salads, quesadillas, or as a tasty side. It’s like having summer flavors on standby, ready to brighten up your meals any time of the year.
Use It To Make: Brisket Chili

Shelled Edamame

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Edamame, with its crisp texture and nutty flavor, is a versatile player in your freezer. From “edamame smash” toast to boosting salads, these green beans are a fantastic way to add protein and vibrancy to your meals.
Use It To Make: Cheesy Edamame Crostini

Butternut Squash

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Butternut squash, sweet and starchy, is a year-round comfort food hero from your freezer. Ideal for soups, purees, or as a veggie base, it’s a shortcut to hearty meals without the peeling and chopping.
Use It To Make: Butternut Squash Smoothie

Peppers and Onions Mix

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This mix is a time-saver that brings flavor and convenience to any dish, from breakfast tacos to sofritos. It’s like having a sous chef in your freezer, ready to add depth to your meals with no extra prep.
Use It To Make: Ground Beef Stir Fry


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Frozen okra is a secret weapon for thickening gumbos or adding a crunchy element to salads. It’s a fuss-free way to enjoy this vegetable, whether you’re aiming for a hearty winter dish or a light summer snack.
Use It To Make: Stewed Okra & Tomatoes

Cauliflower Rice

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Cauliflower rice is a freezer staple for those looking for a low-carb alternative or just to mix up textures in meals. Sauté it with spices for a quick dish, or use it to bulk up flatbreads and pastas.
Use It To Make: Buffalo Turkey Cauliflower Skillet


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Keep frozen broccoli on hand to whip up a quick pasta sauce or add a healthy twist to your meals. It’s perfect for those last-minute dinner rescues, offering both nutrition and flavor in minutes.
Use It To Make: Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry

Chopped Spinach

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Chopped spinach is incredibly handy for throwing together a quick pasta or making a delicious spinach-artichoke dip. It’s an easy way to sneak in some greens, making your meals both healthier and tastier.
Use It To Make: Spinach Artichoke Dip

Artichoke Hearts

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Artichoke hearts are versatile and delightful, whether roasted, fried, or steamed. They’re a simple way to elevate any meal, bringing a touch of sophistication with minimal effort.
Use It To Make: Vegetable Bean Skillet

11 Veggie Sides Even Picky Eaters Will Like

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Ever find yourself staring down a bunch of vegetables, wondering how on earth to make them appealing to the pickiest eaters at your table? We’ve put together a list of recipes that turn the dreaded veggie sides into the stars of the show. These dishes are so good, they’ll have everyone asking for seconds—yes, even those who usually push their greens around the plate.

Read it Here: 11 Veggie Sides Even Picky Eaters Will Like

13 Of The Best Organic Items You Should Be Buying At Costco

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Costco has a great selection of organic products and navigating them all just got easier with this list. We’ve rounded up the top organic products, balancing quality and value to streamline your shopping experience and make sure you’re getting the most of your membership. You’ll find everything from pantry staples to unexpected finds you’ll definitely be tossing in the cart on your next trip.

Read it Here: 13 Of The Best Organic Items You Should Be Buying At Costco

Eat These 10 Foods To Get Your Best Night’s Sleep

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Getting a good night’s sleep could be as simple as changing what you eat before bed. Surprisingly, some items in your pantry or fridge might hold the key to unlocking a more restful night. This list of ten foods and drinks, is backed by science to improve sleep quality so you won’t have to count sheep any more.

Read it Here: Eat These 10 Foods To Get Your Best Night’s Sleep

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