Who Has The Time?
Busy people do not have time to cook a meal or even plan and go shopping for ingredients. Families with children purchase 19% more fast food than those who do not have children. Frozen foods cut down the time to prepare with easy preparation, pre-packaged portions, and a quick thaw time. Any time we can find high-quality ingredients, put them in our freezer, and cook them when we need them, that adds value and fills a need we all have. Five Star Home Foods gives you the freedom to shop your own freezer while also providing you with the peace of mind that we provide high-quality foods for your family.
Some studies suggest that people who cook more often rather than get takeout have an overall healthier diet. These studies also show that restaurant meals typically contain higher amounts of sodium, saturated fat, total fat, and overall calories than home-cooked meals. When you put fresh ingredients together yourself or get them shipped straight to your freezer with a service like Five Star Home Foods, you have total control over what is going into your food. Making a meal yourself means you can make sure the portion sizes and calorie counts are where you want them to be. Recipes often come with nutritional information and serving size suggestions, which makes that even easier. This can make a huge difference in your overall health.
From Freezer to Fed
When you put fresh ingredients together yourself or get them shipped straight to your freezer with a service like Five Star Home Foods, you have total control over what is going into your food! Ta-Da, no more stressing over if it’s actually good for you! Making a meal yourself means you can make sure the portion sizes and calorie counts are where you want them to be. It’s worth adding, our products are individually packaged and vacuum sealed so you are only using the exact amount you want, with no waste! Recipes often come with nutritional information and serving size suggestions, which makes that next step even easier (dinner). This can make a huge difference in your overall health by not only saving you time, but energy. Energy better spent on the ones you love!
According to the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association (NFRA), research suggests four hours of meal preparation time can be saved simply by using three frozen entrées a week—that’s good news for stressed and time-pressed consumers. Like we discussed in our blog post “Guide to Meal Planning,” meal planning can save time and allow you to skip the drive-through and head straight for your freezer. This not only provides nutritional health benefits, but it also relieves us of the stress of deciding what to make at the last minute. Keeping your freezer stocked with key items means meals can be ready in 15 minutes. Below we have listed some of the best items to keep on hand for such kitchen emergencies. These items take the stress out of meal planning and help you save some major time in the kitchen, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner time.
Frozen Foods to Keep on Hand
Ravioli – perfect for busy weekday dinners when you’re short on time and need a delicious, filling meal.
Veggie burgers – for a quick at-home lunch or simple weeknight dinner.
Sweet potato fries – quickly complete your salad and grilled chicken with a side of tasty and nutritious sweet potato fries.
Organic green beans – a simple, plant-powered side to round out dinner or a school lunch.
Organic strawberries or wild blueberries—for a summer taste and vitamin-packed smoothies all year!
Wild-caught Shrimp – perfect for shrimp stir-fry, shrimp tacos, and shrimp with pesto and pasta.
Ground meats – turkey, beef, and chicken that you can pull from the freezer to make a quick pasta sauce or chili.
Organic Corn – sauté it with other vegetables in chicken stock, add it to a salad or sauté with roughly chopped basil, olive oil and garlic for a vibrant side dish.