3 Things to Make With…Frozen Vegetable Medley
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What’s one thing that pops up again and again on your grocery list? Based on a survey of our Recipe.com Facebook fans, frozen vegetables ranked pretty high (behind perennial staples like milk and eggs, of course). No doubt one of the reasons is that the admonishment to eat five or more servings of fruit or veggies a day has entered our collective conscious like a finger-waving mantra, akin to “exercise more” and “avoid fat.” Those prepacked frozen vegetable medleys make it easy (too bad they haven’t figured out how to package the benefits of jogging in a microwaveable pouch). But if you’re looking for an alternative to another night of steamed vegetables on the side, try incorporating all that vitamin-packed vegetable goodness into your main dish. Mixed into a creamy sauce for chicken and pasta or cooked up in a savory casserole, your kids might not even know what hit ‘em.
Not only do the frozen vegetables save time here, but using a rotisserie chicken from your deli means this plateful of creamy deliciousness can be on the table in about 15 minutes.
A garden-bounty of vegetable goodness — here, fresh zucchini, tomato and red sweet pepper enhance your frozen vegetable medley for a eminently comforting and equally healthy casserole.
Vegetables pair perfectly with a creamy cheese sauce and hard-boiled eggs: an ideal meatless main dish for winter, spring or fall.
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