While I begin to unpack from my whirlwind Australia and New Zealand adventure, please enjoy this guest post byJessica Fishman Levinson. xo ~ Robyn
March is National Nutrition Month (this year’s theme: “Eat Right with Color”) and I’m guest posting on Fabulous Food Finds, so what could be more appropriate than writing about a colorful and nutrient-rich food find?! I was recently at Trader Joe’s looking through their freezer aisle to see if there was anything new and appealing that I could buy. I was about to move on when I saw frozen pomegranate seeds – and I stopped in my tracks.
Frozen fruit is nothing new – you see bags of frozen berries, peaches, and even mango in nearly every supermarket you enter. But frozen pomegranate seeds were new to me – I had never even thought about how great it would be to have them available, until now. Releasing those little arils (the seeds) from the inside of a pomegranate is no easy feat, and the containers of seeds that you can buy at grocery stores are so expensive it’s not really worth it. Finally there’s an easy way to enjoy this nutritious and delicious fruit.
Pomegranate seeds are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and anthocyanins – antioxidants found in purple and red foods. They are also low in calories and high in fiber, which makes them a great addition to meals and snacks.
Here are some of the ways to enjoy these frozen pomegranate seeds:
• Added to oatmeal for breakfast
• On top of nonfat Greek yogurt for a snack
• Sprinkled on salads for lunch or dinner
• Pureed and heated as a sauce for chicken or fish
• Added to salsa
Please tell us — have you ever tried frozen pomegranate seeds? What’s your favorite frozen fruit?
Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RD, CDN is a registered dietitian and founder of Nutritioulicious in New York City. You can become a fan of Nutritioulicious on Facebook and follow Jessica’s food and nutrition tweets @JlevinsonRD.
Disclaimer – I am not being paid to promote Trader Joe’s products.