TELL VT: What Frozen Fruit or Veggie Do You Always Keep on Hand? | Vegetarian Times Skip to main content

TELL VT: What Frozen Fruit or Veggie Do You Always Keep on Hand?

TELL VT: What Frozen Fruit or Veggie Do You Always Keep on Hand?


We want to know: What frozen fruit or veggie do you always keep on hand? Leave your comment below, and see what others have to say. Our favorite responses will be published in the next issue of Vegetarian Times.


Comments on this Blog

Broccoli! Everyone in our family likes it, it's so good for you, and it's easy to include in many of our everyday meals, from side dishes to soups. For fruits, we always have frozen raspberries or blueberries on hand to stir into our morning oatmeal.

Definitely peas...with kids it is an easy vegetable addition to quick (but not necessarily super-healthy) meals: mac n cheese, biscuits and gravy, fried rice. And you can't forget Tofu Pot Pie-it's nothing without the burst of flavor from a cup of peas!

Peas and carrots

Blueberries! Whenever im tempted by chocolate, i just open the freezer & suck on a few berries!! Seems to do the trick! :-)

I always have frozen okra and corn on hand. I love to throw together okra, corn and tomato stew with a little vegan sausage or seitan - perfect side dish OR main dish!! It's a comfort food for a southern girl and absolutely delicious!

I always have green beans in the freezer. I can add them to soups or toss them with olive oil, salt, and pepper and broil them as a side.

Peas and blueberries! Peas are great to add to pasta or rice, and blueberries are perfect in baked goods, or smoothies.

Fruit- acai, mango, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries Veggies- peas, corn, spinach

Frozen spinach is so versatile, from lasagna to soup, so I make sure to buy plenty when it's on sale to have on hand when I need a boost of greens!

Cauliflower because it should be in everything forever.

Always keep broad beans frozen , nutritious , very versatile ( bakes, curries or as a side) and best of all delicious

Raspberries! My favourite things to make with them? - Oatmeal with raspberries and coconut - Smoothie with raspberries and red beet - Raspberry cupcakes

I always have a bag of shelled edamame in the freezer - I like to add it to quick Asian-style noodle dishes for dinner as a source of extra protein and fiber!

Sliced lemon

Berries! Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries.

Edamame! It makes the perfect appetizer in a punch for guests or the best way to tide yourself over if you're cooking something that takes a while!

I can't live without frozen mixed berries. I put them in a container in the morning and leave them out on my desk to eat around noon. They're also perfect in smoothies!

Blueberries. They are great in smoothies or with granola or in a salad.

Spinach! Chopped, frozen spinach is a no-brainer, easy addition to any soup. I couldn't live without it.

Dark Sweet Cherries - NO PITS!

Hello.. The frozen eatables (since i am a vegan, i don't hv meat!) i have handy are usually peas.. N occasionally carrot, beans n sweetcorn. Strictly no fruits! They are always fresh!

I'm another spinach fan. With a sprinkling of nutmeg, it adds a kick to anything. Makes me feel I have Popeye's energy! Peas are a must. So quick.

Edamame for sure. Love them :):)

In autumn, after harvest period in my garden, I always peel and cut pumpkin into cubes and when the need arises I defrost the intended amount/ in cases when I lack time get it straight into the pot. Usually, I use it in stews or pumpkin coconut soup; Green peas, leeks and carrots also come handy during the winter/ spring period, when I want to avoid overly chemical food; Also frozen, self-picked, cranberries (taste wonderfully when mixed with free-range honey), black currants, red currants and strawberries are very useful for desserts and something to curb sweet cravings,

Life is sweeter with peas & lima beans so I make sure that I have a ready supply!

I can't live without my frozen corn! It's an awesome supplement to most meals. It makes for veg-ing up and adding texture to my mac and cheese, to salad toppings. It's also a must for salsas, casseroles and chili recipes.

Blueberries, peas, corn, various stir fry mixes

Blueberries! I pick organic blueberries every summer from a nearby patch and enjoy them all winter smoothies, pancakes, etc.

I always keep lots of frozen blueberries from our bushes in the freezer. Whenever we need a taste of Summer during our long Maine Winters, they are right at hand!

frozen organic blueberries and frozen organic broccoli

Frozen organic Swiss chard, kale or spinach. It's a great way to add nutrients, flavor, and color to easy weeknight soups, stir-fry, or pasta dishes. Even my baby likes it.

Blueberries--I add them, frozen, to my morning bowl of quick oats (before cooking).

I always have a variety of frozen fruit(pineapple, mango, blueberry, strawberries at the moment!) for my daily smoothie and a big bag of frozen organic green beans for my soups and stews.


Berries, peas and spinach :)

Spinach and summer fruits.

I buy Fresh Raspberries & Strawberries from the Farmer's Market every week and freeze them, so I never run out!

I always have fresh spinach! Freshly grown, it keeps nice and crisp for 2 weeks! I use it in soups, sides, smoothies, salads, and if I'm in a rush it makes an awesome hot quick meal! Just add some garlic and a little EVOO or butter and salt and pepper! YUMMY!!

I always keep frozen edamame on hand. Good for snacks, stir fry protein and in soups.

Frozen strawberries for smoothies, oatmeal and as ice cubes in sparkling water. Frozen peppers with onions for soups and Mexican dishes.

I always keep frozen pineapple on hand - my family goes through it so fast! We put it on pizza, in smoothies, in homemade "juice pops" (frozen fruit juice with fruit in it), and my kids even like to just eat the frozen pineapple all by itself!

carrots and peas

Edamame. I pop them into stew, soups, casseroles, and anything else that needs a little extra green. I use them in place of peas in many recipes because I love their buttery richness.

Peas.they really keep their flavor and texture. So easy to use: peas and pasta- done, peas in salad-yep, minty peas on the side- yes, peas with dumplings- one of my favorite quick dinners.

Frozen spinach. Frozen peas. Frozen blueberries. Most of the time frozen pepper strips and frozen (trader joes) roasted corn.

Frozen edamame and frozen corn. I can put them in anything and my kids think it's special.

Peas, cut corn, blueberries, and raspberries (We use the berries for smoothies, sauces, and dressings.)

Peas, corn, baby limas, and an assortment of frozen fruit.

Fire roasted corn. Artichoke hearts. Spinach. Always keep blueberries, raspberries, bananas and blackberries for smoothies and desserts.

Frozen spinach nuggets! They are great to toss in smoothies, tofu scrambles, or grains while they are in the last stages of cooking for a little extra vitamin boost.