Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Finger Foods By Aisle: The Freezer Section

Did you get a little excited when you saw the word freezer in the post title? The convenience of the freezer is one of my mommy obsessions, so it's with great enthusiasm that I bring you the next installment of Finger Foods By Aisle.

If you're just getting started with this post series, the idea is that I'm making lists of all of the minimal/no preparation finger foods just waiting to be picked up at your favorite grocery store. It would please me so to see any of your favorites that I didn't include in the comments section.

One thing - I didn't list things like fish sticks or chicken nuggets since we're laying off the meat these days. If you'd like share your favorites, though, please feel welcome!

Lima Beans
Mixed Vegetables
Green Beans
Sweet Potato Fries
Cubed Butternut Squash
Dr. Praeger's Broccoli Littles
Dr. Praeger's Spinach Littles
HappyBaby VeggieTots

**For all freezer veggies, my cooking method is putting them in a microwave-safe bowl with some water and cooking for about 1:30 on high. Butternut squash and sweet potatoes are exceptions. I throw them on a cooking oil-coated piece of aluminum foil (easy clean-up) and bake.

I recently posted a recipe for Curried Vegetable Pancakes that can be stored in the freezer. That recipe came out first try - I only had to make a couple of tweaks to the draft I sketched out beforehand as I cooked. I've been trying to recreate Spinach Littles... that one isn't coming quite as easily. I've got some ideas about what's going wrong, and when I get it perfected, I'll post it. Why not just buy the Dr. Praeger's? Well, Dr. P doesn't use organic spinach, which is important since spinach is on the EW's Dirty Dozen list (most contaminated fruits and veggies). Also, like most prepared foods, it's much cheaper to just make it from scratch yourself.
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  1. Great list! I'm sure I'll come back to it a lot over the next few months while Kylie transitions to big girl food =)

  2. We gave the boys frozen peas when they were small and they loved them.

  3. I have seen your Blog... It’s too informative. There are many posts which are really too Good and very useful.
    Thanks a lot for great work.



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