But just focusing on the price of food might come at a cost for your health, depending on the food you are freezing. Frozen foods are known to be easy and quick, which is why a lot of people opt for them, but are often more unhealthy.
“In fact, fruits and vegetables are often considered more nutritious when bought frozen rather than fresh, as they are picked at peak ripeness and that quality is preserved once it is flash frozen.
“But, I understand the majority of foods in the frozen aisle are convenience foods, meaning foods which are quick, cheap and easy to cook. These foods do tend to be higher in saturated fat, salt and sugar, and often have little in the way of vitamins and minerals, meaning they would be considered more unhealthy.”
“Choosing minimally processed meats (such as plain frozen chicken breast or mince) will be a better choice nutritionally than breaded options.”
“Equally, certain plant-based alternatives such as Quorn or seitan can be a nutritious choice too; Just double check the label to ensure there isn’t lots of added sugar, salt or saturated fat,” Kate adds.