10 New Frozen Groceries That’ll Have You Eating More Veggies
One of the best things to try, if you’re hoping to eat more veggies, is to take all the guesswork (and prep work) out of the cooking process. You know, make it feel like less of an ordeal. Well, friends, the year is 2021 and the freezer aisle (at pretty much every single grocery store) makes it possible to do just that. Gone are the days when waterlogged broccoli was the only side dish we had to choose from. Nowadays, there’s a whole slew of new, flavorful, fun frozen veggie shortcuts.
1. Amy’s Organic Moroccan Inspired Vegetable Tagine
Amy’s latest Moroccan Inspired Vegetable Tagine is a total winner. Featuring organic couscous, carrots, sweet potatoes, broccoli, tomatoes, onions, quinoa, and garbanzo beans, this bowl will fill you up and give you a cup of veggies per serving — all for less than $5.
More info: Amy’s Organic Moroccan Inspired Vegetable Tagine, $4.79 for 9.15 ounces
2. Green Giant Simply Steam with Dash Salt-Free Seasoning
If you like your frozen veggies plain and simple, you’re going to love these new offerings from Green Giant. As the packaging suggests, these are a simple blend of steamed broccoli, cauliflower, roasted potatoes, carrots, red bell pepper, and onions seasoned with Dash salt-free seasoning, tossed in a bit of olive oil. I enjoy the Lemon Pepper variety, but there’s also a Garlic and Herb flavor, which sounds tasty too.
More info: Green Giant Veggies Simply Steam with Dash Seasoning, $2.99 for 9.5 ounces
3. Bird’s Eye Broccoli Tots with Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Potato
These new crispy broccoli tots are a great way to get kids and adults alike to eat more veggies. Because the broccoli is paired with potatoes and cauliflower, the flavor of these crispy bites is more mellow and tot-like than you might expect.
More info: Bird’s Eye Broccoli Tots with Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Potato, $3.99 for 12 ounces
4. Green Giant Simply Steam Riced Veggies Italian Style
I love to use this as a swap for rice when I don’t want to spend any time standing over the stovetop. My favorite flavor is the new Italian-Style Riced Cauliflower Medley, which contains broccoli, cauliflower, and red peppers with a touch of extra-virgin olive oil and some seasonings.
More info: Green Giant Simply Steam Riced Veggies, $1.99 for 7 ounces
5. Veggies Made Great Butternut Squash Bake
More info: Veggies Made Great Butternut Squash Bake, $2.99 for 7 ounces
6. Bird’s Eye Veggie Pasta
Some nights, you just need a bowl of comfort in the form of cheesy noodles. This new frozen bag of Fettuccine Alfredo Pasta makes it easy to have those cheesy noodles and veggies all in one bowl. (The noodles are made with lentils and zucchini!) There’s also a spaghetti with olive oil version, for those who prefer to go dairy-free.
More info: Bird’s Eye Veggie Pasta, $4.29 for 10 ounces
7. Healthy Choice Power Bowls Green Goddess
Late last year, Healthy Choice released a bunch of new plant-based options within its Power Bowls line. You can get vegan options jam-packed with veggies, meatless options that are made with veggies and a bit of dairy here and there, or even keto bowls. The Green Goddess Power Bowl is one of the best they offer if you’re looking for plant-based protein and lots of veggies. This one has 12 grams of fiber (!!!), thanks to all the broccoli, zucchini, asparagus, edamame, lentils, brown rice, quinoa, and barley.
More info: Healthy Choice Power Bowls Green Goddess, $3.99 for 9.7 ounces
8. Life Cuisine Ricotta and Spinach Meatless Meatballs Pasta Bowl
Life Cuisine’s latest Ricotta and Spinach Meatless Meatballs Pasta Bowl is chock-full of tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers, and spinach. The meatballs in this bowl are also meatless, but made with ricotta, so there’s tons of cheesy flavor.
More info: Life Cuisine Ricotta and Spinach Meatless Meatballs Pasta Bowl, $3.68 for 11 ounces
9. Lean Cuisine Bowls Spice Market Chicken and Cauliflower
This new Spice Market Chicken and Cauliflower meal features white meat chicken, spinach, peppers, onions, and cauliflower. It’s also got tons of spices and raisins for natural sweetness, all enrobed in a spicy tomato sauce.
More info: Lean Cuisine Bowls Spice Market Chicken and Cauliflower, $3.99 for 11.25 ounces
10. Oggi California Pizza
Craving pizza? Try this plant-based newcomer from Oggi. The cauliflower crust is topped with Beyond Meat plant-based sausage crumbles along with plant-based mozzarella-style cheese. In addition to all that, it’s sprinkled with kale and red onion.
More info: Oggi California Pizza, $7.99 for 14.5 ounces
Which of these are you most excited to try?