Harvard Health Letter

Malnutrition alert: Load your freezer with healthy foods

For older adults who can’t always go to the store, it’s smart to keep the freezer stocked with healthy, fresh foods all year through. Staples include a variety of proteins (meat, poultry, and seafood), fruits, and vegetables. It doesn’t matter if fruit and vegetables come from the produce aisle or from the frozen food section, as long as the frozen foods are not precooked and have no additives or sauces. It’s best to try to avoid exposing frozen foods to air by covering tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, then placing them in sealed, labeled freezer bags.
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