Frozen Fruit 5 Ways

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. Here are 5 easy ways to use them.

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Frozen Mango Margarita; Ellie Krieger

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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.

Margarita

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.

Cake

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
Chutney

Prepare this tasty peach chutney in 12 minutes – perfect over pork, chicken or fish.

Cider

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.

Smoothie

Prepared in minutes, smoothies are good breakfast choice for those busy mornings. Don’t forget to stock up on your favorite frozen fruit.

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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