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frozen foods

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biglips Wed 16-Mar-05 08:58:59

i cook with alot of frozen foods but compensate it with fresh vegs twice a week... before i went on a 6 months maternity leave which is now finished, ive been doing the cooking in the week and DP cooks at weekends with fresh foods

what harm is forzen foods doing to my health?.. i have to start using fresh foods

NotQuiteCockney Wed 16-Mar-05 09:02:21

By frozen foods, do you mean using meat, veg, etc, that's frozen? I don't think that's much worse than fresh, if at all.

Or do you mean prepared food like chicken nuggets or fish fingers or whatever? In which case, you get a lot of chemicals and salt and sugar, and not so much of the nutrients.

nailpolish Wed 16-Mar-05 09:03:32

what do you mean though? is it ready meals or just thngs like frozen veg, fish etc instead of fresh?

ready meals are full of preservatives, lots of salt etc, but frozen veg etc is just as good as fresh!

Kelly1978 Wed 16-Mar-05 09:06:06

Frozen veg is sometimes ssaid to be better than fresh, as the nutrients are preserved. As long as it isn't overcooked, it is very healthy.
I agree with NQC tho, convinience foods are bad for you.

biglips Wed 16-Mar-05 09:06:44

both nailpolish.. ready made pies, ready made pizza, frozen fish, frozen meat, frozen vegs. fresh vegs... we do eat jacket pots with salad too, omelette, etc

NotQuiteCockney Wed 16-Mar-05 09:08:54

biglips, I wouldn't worry at all about frozen fish, frozen meat and frozen veg, as long as they're plain frozen stuff (not breaded or whatever). But if you can cut out the ready-made stuff, it'll do you a lot of good.

There are many recipes you can make as fast, or faster, than you can cook frozen stuff. Nigel Slater has a few recipe books with things that take 30 minutes or less, and his stuff can be really lovely.

nailpolish Wed 16-Mar-05 09:21:23

pies and pizza, nuggets, etc are pretty bad for you, although its good to have them in the freezer on standby for very occasional meals (IMHO) but i actually believe frozen veg is better than fresh cos its frozen within hrs of being picked, as opposed to fresh which sits in a lorry, on the shelf etc for ages sometimes. fresh fish, chicken etc is better but froaen comes a pretty close second.

i always worry about how much salt and strange e nos etc are in ready meals, even the ones for children

Kelly1978 Wed 16-Mar-05 09:23:52

Fresh meat is a lot tastier too - it loses flavour during freezing.

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