Frozen foods have been around for a long time, from frozen dinners to ice creams. And while we’re thankful for frozen dinners when we’re in a rush and “hangry,” they aren’t necessarily all that great o eat. Although technological advancements have made it possible to flash freeze to lock in nutrients and freshness, and modern freezers allow for more efficient storage, it’s worth considering if these foods are better for us to consume. Ultimately, there are foods that are better off fresh and home-cooked or just simply better avoided for ethical and health reasons. Here are 23 frozen foods worth reconsidering.
23. Breaded Fish
Breaded food used to contain a number of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. While better than it once was, processed breaded food still contains added salt and sugar, raising agents, E numbers and palm oil. Keep in mind that the cheaper the product, the more likely it is to have these unwelcome extra ingredients. Instead of buying breaded frozen fish, try to buy frozen protein and defrost and crumb in the comfort of your own home using stale bread whizzed in a food processor.
22. Breakfast Foods
They’re ready to go and already made! What’s the problem? Well, while homemade waffles contain flour, eggs, milk, sugar, baking powder, and oil, frozen waffles hide E numbers, additives, processed sugars, and added salt. Not too appetizing, is it?