Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

Recipes Using Frozen Fruits & Vegetables

All forms of fruits and vegetables count toward your daily recommendation. Try some new recipes featuring frozen fruits and veggies.

Easy Vegetable Soup
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Penne Shrimp & Broccoli
Berry Banana Smoothie
Berry Good Milkshakes
Tropical Smoothie

Easy Vegetable Soup

    • 4 cups reduced-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
    • 2 16oz. packages Frozen Mixed Vegetables
    • 1 14oz. can petite diced tomatoes
    • 1 chopped onion
    • 2 tsp. Italian seasoning
    • Grated parmesan cheese

In large pot, bring broth to boil. Add frozen vegetables and return to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce to simmer. Stir in tomatoes (with liquid). Add seasoning and cook on simmer, uncovered, until vegetables are tender, 20-25 minutes. Top with parmesan cheese. Serves 8.

Easy Vegetable Soup Recipe: March is National Frozen Food Month. Fruits And Veggies More Matters.org
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Strawberry Banana Smoothie

    • 1 cup soy milk
    • 1/2 cup apple juice
    • 1 container (6oz) plain yogurt
    • 1 medium banana
    • 1 cup frozen strawberries

Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor. Cover and blend on high speed until smooth (approx. 30 seconds). Serve immediately. 2 servings.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie Recipe: March is National Frozen Food Month. Fruits And Veggies More Matters.org

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Penne Shrimp & Broccoli

    • 1 lb. frozen shrimp, thawed, peeled and deveined
    • 1 (16oz) package frozen broccoli florets
    • 12 oz. penne pasta
    • 3 garlic cloves, minced
    • ¼ cup chopped onion
    • 2 Tbsp. butter
    • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
    • ¼ tsp. salt
    • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta and drain. In a large skillet, sauté garlic and onion in butter, oil and salt until tender. Add broccoli; cook and stir over medium heat for approx. 6 minutes. Add shrimp; cook additional 4-5 minutes, or until shrimp is pink and broccoli tender. Stir in pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serves 4.

Penne Shrimp and Broccoli Recipe: March is National Frozen Food Month. Fruits And Veggies More Matters.org

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Berry Banana Smoothie

    • 1 1/2 cups frozen berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
    • 1 banana
    • 1 cup plain yogurt
    • 1/2 cup skim milk
    • 1/2 cup 100% apple juice

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve and enjoy!

Berry Banana Smoothie Recipe: March is National Frozen Food Month. Fruits And Veggies More Matters.org

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Berry Good Milkshakes

    • 2 cups frozen strawberries, raspberries or blackberries
    • 1 Tbsp. honey
    • 3/4 cup vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, low-fat
    • 1/2 cup skim milk

Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth and thick. Serves 2.

Berry Good Milkshakes Recipe: March is National Frozen Food Month. Fruits And Veggies More Matters.org

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Tropical Smoothie

    • 1 cup frozen low-fat yogurt
    • 1 1/2 cups 100% orange juice
    • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
    • 2 ripe bananas, peeled

Combine all ingredients in blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Serves 3.

Tropical Smoothie Recipe: March is National Frozen Food Month. Fruits And Veggies More Matters.org

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Recipes courtesy of American Frozen Food Institutes and the National Frozen and Refrigerated Foods Association.

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