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Surprisingly Creative Ways to Cook with Frozen Fruit

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    Hit the Freezer Aisle

    Frozen fruits and vegetables are grown to peak ripeness and quickly frozen to prevent nutrient loss, whereas oftentimes its fresh counterparts have been harvested prior to fully ripening and then shipped long distances. So stock up on your favorite frozen fruits and create one of these delicious recipes whenever you like. Whether you're looking for a healthy breakfast, snack, dinner, or dessert, we've got a delicious recipe for you—all of which are created and approved by registered dietitians. From roasted salmon with raspberries to almond-crusted sour cherry French toast, there's something for everyone. Enjoy!

  • Katie Cavuto, M.S., R.D., of Nourish.Breathe.Thrive

    Roasted Salmon with Raspberries, Maple, and Thyme

    With only 80 calories and a whopping 9 grams of fiber per cup, frozen raspberries are the star of this sweet and savory salmon recipe. On the table in 15 minutes, this dish is perfect for a special date night or any weeknight dinner.

    Get the recipe: Roasted Salmon with Raspberries, Maple, and Thyme

  • Abbey Sharp, R.D., of Abbey's Kitchen

    Almond-Crusted French Toast with Sour Cherries

    Start your weekend off right with this decadent yet good-for-you French toast. Sure, almonds make for a super-satisfying snack, but they're a wonderfully versatile ingredient too. A delicious base of almond-crusted whole-grain bread is made even better with sour cherries and spices combined to make a decadent sauce. The whole thing is topped with sliced almonds for some added crunch!

    Get the recipe: Almond-Crusted French Toast with Sour Cherries

  • Katie Cavuto, M.S., R.D., of Nourish.Breathe.Thrive

    Quinoa Breakfast Cereal with Raspberries

    If French toast isn't your thing, this super-simple breakfast cereal will do the trick. Previously cooked quinoa (you can even cook a batch and freeze it to use anytime) is combined with coconut milk and spices as well as sliced almonds, citrus zest, and defrosted frozen raspberries to create this porridge. Defrost frozen berries and store in the fridge. The natural juices release to make a simple fruit sauce that's perfect for drizzling over baked goods, oatmeal, and more.

    Get the recipe: Citrus and Spice Quinoa Breakfast Cereal with Raspberries

  • Kara Lydon, R.D., of The Foodie Dietitian Blog

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothie

    We wouldn't leave you without a chocolate option! This indulgent smoothie works well as a snack, on-the-run breakfast, or dessert. Even better, you probably have most of the ingredients—like rolled oats, peanut butter, and cocoa powder—on-hand already. Avoid wasting food and freeze overripe bananas to use in smoothies and baked goods. Opting for frozen bananas, versus fresh, will add a creamy, rich texture.

    Get the recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothie

  • Rachael Hartley, R.D., of Avocado a Day Nutrition

    Strawberry-Rhubarb Breakfast Crisp

    This treat is the perfect, slightly sweet dessert that can also act as a healthy breakfast the next day. Made with whole grains, this recipe relies on the natural sweetness of the fruit to win you over. Can't seem to find rhubarb? Try another frozen fruit like sour cherries or tart cranberries, which are equally delicious.

    Get the recipe: Strawberry-Rhubarb Breakfast Crisp