Sometimes it's challenging accessing fresh fruit and vegetables - so are frozen options any good?
Yes they are!
Most fruit and vegetables that are frozen have been picked at their most nutritious. This is a benefit when buying frozen and can even mean a better nutritional content than fresh food that's been transported or stored for long periods of time.
There are variations in the nutritional value from one food to another - however - in general there is solid retention of nutrients when fruit and veggies are frozen.
The primary thing here is to check the labels.
Sometimes there's added salt or sugar so it's worth having a read of the ingredients first.
Also some mixed or meal type veggie packets have added sauces included. These sauces often contain preservatives.
The upshot is that clients need to do what works for them, taking into consideration food availability and budget.
As we always say, it's about the big picture!
That includes looking at the week as a whole, not just at a meal or a single day.
It also means your client getting a better understanding of what healthy food choices and food preparation looks like.