Fresh fruit prices are on the rise as we enter the wintry season, so now is the time to purchase those bags of fruits in the frozen aisle. Berries preserve especially well and you have the added bonus of no added sugar unlike canned fruits. Freezing fruits allow farmers to ensure excess produce won’t go to waste.
I went to the grocery store and picked up 4 bags of 12oz frozen mixed berries (strawberry, blackberry, blueberry and raspberry) for$2.99. I also picked up a 16oz bag of frozen cranberries for $5.99. I have begun to incorporate them into my daily breakfast smoothie and enjoying the extra tartness that comes from cranberries. You can of course also buy bags of fresh cranberries and wash/freeze them as well.
Cranberries offer same amount of antioxidants as blueberries at half the calories and an extra gram of fiber per cup. All in all, don’t overlook the cranberries the next time you’re looking for fruits to munch on as a snack!