Some Staples for the Freezer:
· Frozen berries – during the local growing season, Get fresh berries, but during the other months of the year keep a supply of frozen blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, cherries, etc. to add to high fibre cereal, oatmeal, cottage cheese, yogurt, or smoothies
· Frozen fish – Try a different kind of fish each week. There are so many varieties out there, you never have to be bored. Just make sure to ALWAYS choose wild fish instead of farmed versions, as the omega-3 to omega-6 balance is MUCH healthier in wild fish.
· Frozen chicken breasts – very convenient for a quick addition to wraps or chicken sandwiches for quick meals. Organic if you can but always Free Range.
· Grass-fed steaks, burgers, and ground beef: Grass-fed meats have been shown to have as high as, or even higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids than salmon (without the mercury). Also, grass-fed meats have much higher levels of fat-burning and muscle-building conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) compared to typical grain-fed beef that you’ll find at your grocery store. I recently found an excellent on-line store where I buy all of my grass-fed meats now (they even deliver right to your door in a sealed cooler) – http://www.healthygrassfed.2ya.com
· Frozen buffalo, ostrich, venison, and other “exotic” lean meats – Yeah, I know…I’m weird, but I can tell you that these are some of the healthiest meats around, and if you’re serious about a lean healthy body, these types of meats are much better for you than the mass produced, hormone-pumped beef, chicken, and pork that’s sold at most grocery stores.
· Frozen veggies – again, when the growing season is over and I can no longer get local fresh produce, frozen veggies are the best option, since they often have higher nutrient contents compared to the fresh produce that has been shipped thousands of miles, sitting around for weeks before making it to your dinner table.