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Canned, fresh, and frozen. Which is better?

As a Nutritionist, it has come to my attention that many people feel that frozen and canned vegetables are a poor substitution for the "real" thing, fresh vegetables that is. 

The fact of the matter is, unless we are talking about fresh vegetables from your own garden or from a local farmer purchased at a farm stand or farmers market, the differences in nutrient content between fresh, frozen and canned are often not substantial enough to consider any of them to be poor substitutions.

Sunday evening I was at the grocery store doing our grocery shopping for the week and much to my dismay, they were out of all kinds of things.  Apparently our most recent polar vortex has begun to wreak havoc on the availability of produce. That and there were approximately one million people at the Harris Teeter. 

When I get hungry, things can get ugly. And what I mean by ugly is that I get pretty cranky and difficult to be around. Never does my sweet husband look more panicked or scared then when I innocently utter the words "I'm hungry." For example if we are in the car, his posture immediately changes, he sits up straighter, leans forward and grips the steering wheel tighter and asks… "is this like we need to pull over now hungry?"

Good-Ness talk about something that there is a lot to choose from on the grocery shelf!

There are your run of the mill oils - canola, vegetable, corn, olive, and then there are your fancy-shmancy oils - avocado, grapeseed, sesame, rapeseed to name just a few. And then… there is coconut oil. Ahhh the oil of the hour. Coconut oil really deserves its own post since it is pretty much recommended to be used for everything from cooking our stir fry in, to moisturizing our calloused feet, to correcting our under eye wrinkles and fixing our damaged hair. Did I just mention cooking food and calloused feet in the same sentence!? I digress.