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Poll From: 08/20/2013

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How many days a week do you or your family typically enjoy frozen food? Submitted By tlozzy1, MI
6-7.
4-5.
2-3.
1.
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eyerishroses
on 08/03/14
ate more of them back when it was real food
KatieS85
on 09/02/13
I do freezer meals every few months. That way I have healthy meals for dinner since my husband and I both commute to and from work (my commute is about 100 miles round trip).
Chloe103
on 08/25/13
Frozen foods like meals.? Otherwise we will use frozen veggies sometimes and we usually freeze meats
emonemo78
on 08/24/13
cherrychocolate liked this  
"Enjoy" was the keyword for me...
PrettyPlussizeMe
on 08/21/13
i cook most of my food
CatnipTARDIS
on 08/21/13
PrettyPlussizeMe liked this  
Our freezer is for storing bread, ice, and vodka.
gravesj
on 08/21/13
twice
et10158
on 08/21/13
lol
Zammanx
on 08/20/13
I eat frozen foods everyday XD.
Jhoyce
on 08/21/13
I like cooking, so I prefered fresh foods that frozen food....
kaiseph
on 08/21/13
I haven't been to a drive in movie theater
justmeocala
on 08/21/13
We're Montanans, most of our meat is from hunting season and flash-frozen vegetables are all we get in our 9 months of winter!
cookierolland
on 08/21/13
2 to 5days a momth frozen foods
ankit2604
on 08/20/13
easiest n quickest
DannehGotSwagg
on 08/20/13
Frozen veggies are the way to go when in college if you want any veggies at all.
YULIYAHASSWAG
on 08/20/13
ok!
jcmiller16879
on 08/20/13
Frozen food! Easiest, laziest, quickest way to feed my face !
hblack4d
on 08/20/13
elr201 and 1 others liked this  
Ambiguous question...TV dinners? thawed/cooked meat? frozen/cooked veggies? ice cream/Popsicles? I answered 5-7 as I cook most everyday with frozen then thawed meat and frozen veggies.
rockyriky
on 08/20/13
frozen food has lot of fat
jayden11805
on 08/20/13
Frozen, processed food usually does, but not frozen fruit and veggies
jayden11805
on 08/20/13
We make smoothies with frozen fruit frequently. I buy frozen veggies once in a while, but other tham that we do not buy a lot of frozen foods. Unless you count things like popsicles ;)
interroni
on 08/20/13
jcmiller16879 liked this  
^_^
lovelylady2016
on 08/20/13
I like to cook most of the time
prism1969
on 08/20/13
once a week I do frozen food - Pizza Friday
rightchoice99
on 08/20/13
my husband and I usually have 2-3 lean cuisines, healhty choice or Eating right frozen meals because they are healthy and low on sodium. But, most of all I prefer to cook my own meals from scatch.
TheKillerAnna
on 08/20/13
MtnMiss liked this  
Lean Cuisine uses GMO's. I'm pretty sure Healthy Choice does too, but LC is definitely a Monsanto company. They may be low on sodium, but the rest of the ingredients are pretty terrible.
3Honeyb
on 08/20/13
My hubby was in the hospital overnight in the cardiac icu at the Cleveland Clinic which is #1 in the country for cardiac care and for dinner they feed him Lean Cuisine. The nutritionist said that they were actually a healthy meal.
AlexisCurtis
on 08/20/13
We usually don't have frozen stuff except maybe ice-cream.
aitros
on 08/20/13
I do not eat my food "frozen". I generally cook them first! ;)
Xecutor
on 08/20/13
4-6 times a week
redwingsgal
on 08/20/13
Between frozen veggies, frozen berries, and ice cream, at least 4-5.
regreen
on 08/20/13
I live alone, by using frozen things I can enjoy a wide variety of foods. most recipes are for 6 people. Sometimes I cook and freeze leftovers. But with only the small freezer in my refrigerator I can't freeze very many recipes. But, those nice flat boxes fit very well. I use frozen vegetables all the time.
amc5610
on 08/20/13
Momofx2 and 1 others liked this  
Well I buy hamburger and chicken in bulk, then I freeze it and then I thaw it and we eat what was "frozen" food. We eat Stouffers for lunch once in a great while, but otherwise that is it.
Jess420yolo
on 08/20/13
lol
bazinga22
on 08/20/13
Ouch ... 2-3 has the highest percent?
MENZZZZ
on 08/20/13
sick
Roberto411541
on 08/20/13
MENZZZZ liked this  
Cool
dis466
on 08/20/13
MENZZZZ liked this  
hardly ever
Pianomanifesto
on 08/20/13
MENZZZZ liked this  
Everyday
ZombiePickles
on 08/20/13
jayden11805 and 6 others liked this  
We grow veggies in our garden then harvest and freeze them. does that count?
az121158
on 08/20/13
I do the same thing, so I think it counts.
teresaabsurd
on 08/20/13
Frozen veggies all the time. But not really meals themselves.
Helmcentaur
on 08/20/13
BubbleNymph liked this  
I don't like frozen food...
Usagiangel
on 08/20/13
TimCanterbury30 and 4 others liked this  
It's cheap, and I'm unemployed. I feel horrible, feeding this to my kids.
jayden11805
on 08/20/13
You shouldn't feel horrible. Your kids are eating. There are a lot of healthy, cheap frozen foods too.
Rorikern
on 08/20/13
triathlon29 liked this  
Prepackaged food is only cheap as far as quality is concerned. Please search for real cheap food. Awesome links from there too.
TimCanterbury30
on 08/20/13
lilhappychic liked this  
Don't be. I live on frozen pizzas and Swanson dinners myself. During these Economic trying times it's one of the few foods I can afford on my tight budget.
Rusty99
on 08/20/13
regreen and 3 others liked this  
check out angel food ministries online. If there is one in your area you can get alot of food for $25.00
RIE0811
on 08/20/13
Hburt006 and 16 others liked this  
Frozen vegetables are often MORE nutritious then fresh these days. Vegetables are picked early and shipped from locations far from your market and they begin to degrade nutritionally right from the point of harvest. Vegetables that have been frozen are usually frozen very soon after harvest and thus contain more nutrients . Don;t feel bad about using them in your daily meal plan.
redwine88
on 08/20/13
Littlemanda liked this  
Cheer up, if it is plain frozen vegetables you are talking about they lose less nutrients than the fresh because they are picked washed and frozen right away.Think about it, when you get home from the market you put your veggis in the refrigerator. I do fresh and frozen .
DeeCTM
on 08/20/13
jayden11805 and 8 others liked this  
I understand 110%, Have you looked into applying for WIC/Food Stamps to help give you a hand up until you're back on your feet? Sometimes unemployed/displaced workers qualify.
My friend of mine did her nutritionist thesis on how to feel your kids healthily or healthier on lower income.
-Dry Beans (Cheap and Nutritious. Shoot for 1 cup a day) (Look up Slow Cooker Beans. I cook a batch and freeze them in 1 cup portions to thaw quickly)
-Frozen Veggies from Target ($1/bag for 3-4 servings)
-Bagged Apples (whole or sliced and served with peanut butter to dip in is a great snack for kids)
-Corn Tortillas from Target (Make black bean quesadillas)
-Frozen Chicken
-Coupons: Target will allow you to use 1 Target coupon and 1 manufacturer coupon per item.
I print them out from here, SmartSOurce, Redplum and Target. When we couldn't afford ink, I did it at the library or school
Check out Target's Cartwheel App and Red Card Debit Card.
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deafchef
on 08/20/13
AM987 and 3 others liked this  
Many are walking in those shoes. My parents had times they were there, but I never went hungry and never knew as a kid how tight things were. I'm sure you provide your kids the most important things, just as my parents did: you are there for them, and you love them. I wish you the best.
Maiasaura2001
on 08/20/13
supero1 and 8 others liked this  
Mama (Papa?)-- you gotta do what you gotta do. You'll do better when you can. It's temporary and they won't die-- you're feeding them. You are a good parent. Hang in there.
inkygurl42
on 08/20/13
DeeCTM liked this  
i know how you feel, i had to do it to years ago.
nicknick119
on 08/20/13
triathlon29 and 12 others liked this  
It's cheaper to make the stuff from scratch than to buy it ready-made, especially if you get veggies from the farmer's market
AngelaBurch
on 08/20/13
I get my produce from Bountiful baskets, very inexpensive and they have really good produce. And always much cheaper than any store. You gotta learn the tricks, so to speak to save money. Sounds like you have it all figured out hope the younger member take your advice. Healthier too!
estine2522
on 08/20/13
Rorikern liked this  
I agree with this statement (save the Farmer's Market part because the ones here tend to be pricier than supermarkets, BUT they are starting to accept WIC and EBT cards at most of them) -- I actually went through this and we were on food stamps and I always thought it was cheaper to buy premade frozen things (and mostly because that's what I was raised on and my mom's only excuse is that she was lazy, because we were not poor at all) and then I started using Pinterest to find sooooo many ways to cook meals for way WAY less. Now I only spend about $200/month on food for my family of 5. As the old saying goes ... Where there's a will, there's a way.
estine2522
on 08/20/13
AM987 liked this  
oh yeah -- and my crock pot saves my life!! I can buy a whole chicken for about $4 or $5 at the store, cook that baby in my crock pot for 8-10 hours and voila! Chicken for a week! I've made left over chicken soup (in the crock pot!!), left over chicken casseroles, and chicken sandwiches....
bluela
on 08/20/13
amc5610 liked this  
What whole chicken could feed people for a week? You must be cooking turkey-sized chickens. I'd say in most chickens there are maybe 3-4 portions---for a giant chicken, maybe 6-7. Unless you're single, that couldn't add up tp a week's worth of dinners alone.
amc5610
on 08/20/13
I have a family of 7, there is no way that a whole chicken would last a whole week. Sheesh!!! lol
Rorikern
on 08/20/13
MtnMiss and 1 others liked this  
You use the chicken meat as part of another dish, not just on its own. If you make stock from the bones and use that as part of the other dish, it acts as an extender for the other protein, adding minerals and other nutrients. Chicken soup can have about half a cup of chicken and be very filling for 8 servings. Next time you open a can of commercial chicken soup, notice that there is much less chicken than that in the can - maybe a tablespoon if it is a premium soup. So any whole chicken can feed two to four people for several days. I'm not saying it invariably does - my son could devour a whole one by himself in one sitting, but he is also just as happy with that soup. Think outside the (frozen phude) box.
indiegrrl83
on 08/20/13
avhomes and 1 others liked this  
The last part of your statement isn't always true -- farmer's market prices vary drastically depending on the area. I buy from both the farmer's market and the regular stores since my farmer's market is 1x/week and I haven't fully transitioned yet to a local seasonal diet. Some items are cheaper at the farmer's market while others are more expensive, but I'm generally willing to pay that premium since I know my farmers and their growing practices (and they will sometimes offer me deals at the end of the day).
RIE0811
on 08/20/13
VERY true, farmers markets in my are are more of a hipster day trip then a place to but inexpensive produce. The prices at my local farmers market are generally 3-4 times the cost of the same items purchased at the local supermarket.
bluela
on 08/20/13
Same here---the "farmer's markets" are pricier, with less to choose from, and the produce is in shabbier condition. They are also actual market-stores, not the kind of temporary flea market things I've seen elsewhere. Hardly any stores around me now have good produce. I used to live on the West Coast and I assumed it was because I was in a city (small) that there was an abundance of fabulous produce. Now I realize it must have just been the region, because I'm within an hour from the most populous and 5th most populous cities in the country, and they just got sorrel at a market after my looking for 5 years. I don't understand; even the potatoes are crappy here. It's very weird.
3Honeyb
on 08/20/13
The farmers market here is expensive too. But then the farmers that sell their stuff there not only have to make their money, they have to pay the market a fee to sell there. You are better off finding someone selling from a roadside stand or off the back of a pickup truck.
caroliniowa
on 08/20/13
We have farmers markets every day between all the surrounding towns. One of the vendors buys his produce from Sams, another baker buys her oil from the convenience store by her(used from the deep fryer) for her baked goods, she bakes in the winter and freezes it and between frozen pastry and mold-ewwww! We've had the health dept come in and shut down vendors, some things need to be kept chilled, not sitting for hours in the hot sun. And now there are all the crafts-$100 necklaces-at the farmers market! And the deep fried Oreos and carny food stands that are starting to dominate the markets. Not the same as years ago when we had actual farmers with their home grown produce and home made goods. There are still some-but the minority now.
TheToxicNation
on 08/20/13
codybrennan liked this  
well that's a bummer at least it taste good and well its cheap
swagcdj
on 08/20/13
ttsmom143 and 7 others liked this  
It's a pretty broad question. If we're talking prepackaged frozen meals, rarely....but we pick and freeze our own fruit and freeze tons of veggies from our garden and buy our meat in large quantities because it's cheaper and we usually have a deer in the freezer for winter. So in that way we eat alot of frozen foods in the winter, but it is all food we packaged and froze ourselves, except for the popsicles
dershy
on 08/20/13
amc5610 liked this  
I agree, too broad of a question. We eat ice cream snacks and like you said freeze veggies from the garden, and meat from the market, but we don't eat frozen food from the store!
bluela
on 08/20/13
Goods4less and 1 others liked this  
Not to single you out, yours is just one of many similar comments I've seen---how do you guys have the land for and the time to keep and tend gardens and such? Growin all kinds of veggies and fruits---where on earth do you live? I can barely keep a potted flower alive for a month. And how in heck do you have the freezer space to keep all this meat as well as veg and stuff? Even when we had a second freezer, we were bursting at the seams just with a small assortment of frozen food and ice creams.
3Honeyb
on 08/20/13
We live outside the city limits in a rural area on 2.5 acres of land. We have two large garden spots, one with peppers, cucumbers, melons, and sweet potatoes. The other one has green beans, squash, tomatoes, and okra. Sometimes we plant crowder peas and in the spring and fall we sometimes have broccoli, lettuce, and turnip greens. We also have asparagus in the spring. I grow herbs in pots on our deck. We also have 8 chickens for fresh eggs!
MTinWA
on 08/20/13
I grow veggies in two 4 x 8 raised beds and in large pots. Peas and beans (we freeze them) do especially well in my area. There are lots of tricks to cram lots of plants into small spaces and to cut the maintenance time. About 15 mins a day is all it takes for us. I go out to the farms that have U-pick fields (support your local farmers!) for bulk amounts of berries, fruits, bell peppers to freeze and tomatoes to roast and freeze or to process in jars. Those vacuum preservation machines really do save space in the freezer.
nansiludie
on 08/20/13
I believe they have a large deep freezer. I had one but it went out on me. Huge, you could fit like 6 months worth of meat and veggies if packed right.
justnotsure60
on 08/20/13
A frozen pot pie or a rice bowl and that is about it. I do like frozen over can in my veggies.
SimmerCreates
on 08/20/13
My family usually only eats frozen food if there isnt any fresh food left
sjd2000
on 08/20/13
Frozen food, if speaking of dinner, no. If speaking of food that is frozen, then it would be seven days a week. (Frozen berries every day.)
shannonmmi
on 08/20/13
mill50 and 2 others liked this  
I was just having a little difficulty with the question. "Enjoy" and "frozen food" aren't two terms that usually go together, unless of course you're talking about ice cream.
Makar69
on 08/20/13
Maybe once that I know of, probably more than that. I'm kind of ashamed of myself that much of my food comes from cans, especially since I not too long ago learned about BPA in canned food.
KiaDel
on 08/20/13
Tuna comes in cans and it's one of the healthiest meats you can eat. Lots of fitness lovers use it.
kmhagen
on 08/20/13
Such the gourmand.
stretch449
on 08/20/13
Usually just a frozen mini pizza (like a french bread pizza) or some chicken strips. Once I get back to college i usually stick to dining hall food, which is healthier than how I eat at home usually anyway. Being on the track team keeps me motivated at school to eat better.
KiaDel
on 08/20/13
If we're talking about frozen TV dinners, none. Occasionally I'll get a frozen pizza, such as Red Baron french bread pizzas, but they're a bit more healthy than others. I'm not the average person, so I may make something from scratch then freeze to use later. I've often made my own frozen pizzas that way. So... there.
Rosy123rocks
on 08/20/13
karmiesgrammy and 1 others liked this  
wow. They chose THAT poll out of all the other ones??
Weird.
karmiesgrammy
on 08/20/13
Rosy123rocks liked this  
Can I like this twice?? :)
Rosy123rocks
on 08/20/13
:0
princesslollie
on 08/20/13
depends..cleaning their room and picking up toys n homework dont need money reward..but if they old enough for yard work or washing yur car or help baby sit siblings then yes
princesslollie
on 08/20/13
^that was reply to wrong poll lol....
KiaDel
on 08/20/13
Rosy123rocks liked this  
The correct grammar is "That was the wrong poll you replied to."
Marcialoco
on 08/20/13
There is nothing like ice cream or popscicles when it is super hot out. Could eat it all day long!

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