Pasta With Broccoli… Frozen, How Fresh Stays Fresh

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Now that summer is coming I'm getting the itch to eat better. I want my food to taste as fresh as possible and I'm loving light pasta dishes like this one I just made. If you are like me and super busy, but still want that fresh taste, but you don't want to worry about your food spoiling before you eat it, you need to learn more about the benefits of frozen foods. 

I recently went to the store and bought some of my favorite frozen foods. I like to use frozen foods to make my usual dishes even better! 


For dinner tonight I took my normal pasta that is super easy (just a drizzle of olive oil and seasoning salt) and I added frozen broccoli and carrots! I love using frozen foods because frozen is how foods stay fresh. Freezing naturally pauses inspired recipes made with fresh, quality ingredients and suspends them there until the moment you are ready to enjoy them. Thus, locking in freshness, flavor, and nutrients. And the taste too! The taste of fresh frozen foods is amazing! Here is more info on fresh vs frozen.



I love how frozen foods (like my pasta dish), are a simple and natural pause button that keeps just picked, baked and crafted foods at the peak of freshness!

One of the biggest benefits for me is that frozen foods are ready when we are. They allow me and my busy family to enjoy a wholesome, tasty meal around the dining table quickly, which gives us more time to have fun and enjoy the warm summer evenings!

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We also have frozen pizzas night on weeknights once a week. It's a great way for us to eat some great food on busy school nights. And I love that the freshness has been “frozen” in!

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Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year, sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger so that they too can make money at home and spend more time with their families.


  1. I’m a big frozen foods person. I use them all the time as lunch, sides, dinner, so many things. I always have broccoli around, by the way. 🙂

  2. Looks delicious and made fast. Sometimes I forget about the frozen options and will have to keep this in mind for those nights that demand a change in schedule.

  3. I always stock up on the frozen veggies when they are on sale. I find that they taste just as good as fresh in my cooked meals!

  4. I am all about frozen food! It’s not quite as tasty as fresh, but it’s much better than canned.

  5. I do use frozen foods probably more than I should. But from what I have read, frozen vegetables can be just as healthy as fresh, especially if the fresh are not so fresh.

  6. I’ve been buying more and more frozen produce lately. They taste great and work great in recipes, plus I don’t have to throw them out because they went bad before we could use them!

  7. Frozen foods are uber convenient. I keep florettes in the freezer too, and we’ve always got a frozen pizza or two, just in case we need a quick meal.

  8. These are great tips! Keeping food frozen can really make it more economical for many families when it comes to food preparation. 🙂

  9. We buy alot of frozen veggies too. Especially things like broccoli just because it’s perfect for quick meals like that. I love to buy fresh for making my own veggie trays though. I much prefer frozen over canned, anytime I can.

  10. Frozen foods can definitely be quite the time saver but the trick to frozen foods is finding the ones that are healthy for you! Speaking of broccoli, I’ve been on quite the broccoli kick lately 🙂

  11. We always have frozen veggies in the house. Always. They are great for a quick side, and they really help out in dishes like your pasta. They are a staple item for my family.

  12. That dish sounds really great. I always have a bunch of fresh broccoli as my son loves it. I just might try this with quinoa pasta. Yum!

  13. Your pasta looks good! I like using frozen veggies because I don’t have to worry about them going bad if our schedule changes and our meal plan gets adjusted by a few days.

  14. I think frozen foods come in handy for busy families. It’s great that they stay ‘fresh’ in the freezer until we are ready to use them. No more guilt about having to throw out unused produce!

  15. I buy quite a few frozen organic veggies as they work out to be much cheaper than fresh veggies. Plus they cook quickly.

  16. I love frozen vegetables. My kids like these better than canned so I try to get them whenever I can. I don’t know it’s just taste so much better when you buy products frozen or fresh.

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