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Now that winter is upon us, the fresh fruit of summer is a past memory. This is the perfect time to turn to frozen fruit — look for unsweetened varieties to avoid added sugars. Once you stock up, here are 5 easy ways to use this healthy convenience food.
Even in the cold weather, you just need a frozen margarita. Keep a bag of frozen mango on hand and be sure to limit portions to one cup. Use the extra fruit for a breakfast smoothie or a topping for waffles or pancakes.
RECIPE: Frozen Mango Margarita
A simple weeknight dessert, these miniature trifle cakes are the perfect portion and are ready in 5 minutes. Frozen mixed berries make a naturally sweet topping.
RECIPE: Trifle Cake
Prepare this tasty peach chutney in 12 minutes – perfect over pork, chicken or fish.
RECIPE: Peach Mustard Chutney
Cozy up to a cup of warm cider prepared with frozen peaches in the slow cooker. Make a virgin version for a younger crowd by forgoing the bourbon.
RECIPE: Peach and Apricot Hard Cider
Prepared in minutes, smoothies are good breakfast choice for those busy mornings. Don’t forget to stock up on your favorite frozen fruit.
RECIPE: Frozen Fruit Smoothies
TELL US: How do you use frozen fruit?
Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. See Toby’s full bio »
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