Frozen Fruit and Veggies - VeggieBoards

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 Old 11-06-2012, 09:54 AM
 
Carlie Marie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 26

So I am a new to the raw ideals, I am about 50% raw at this point. It is turning to winter here where I live (Midwest). I have had to start buying frozen fruits and veggies. I just am wanting to know if you guys know of any good brands of frozen fruit and veggie suppliers.

Carlie Marie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 11-06-2012, 08:02 PM
 
Doktormartini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,456

Frozen veggies aren't technically raw because they blanch them first just fyi.  But, the fruit should be raw!  Just a heads up. 


“May all sentient beings be free of pain and suffering.  May all sentient beings experience eternal joy and happiness.  gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi svāhā.”
http://www.facebook.com/doktormartini
http://twitter.com/#!/MartyBaureis
http://doktormartini.tumblr.com

Doktormartini is offline  
#3 Old 11-07-2012, 08:20 AM
 
Carlie Marie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 26

My issue is lack of growing season, what do you suggest? Nothing is in season really until oranges come into season in like january here.

Carlie Marie is offline  
 
#4 Old 11-07-2012, 09:56 AM
 
Doktormartini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,456

Well, if you don't care about being 100% raw frozen veggies are fine. I live in the Midwest too (Illinois) and don't have a problem finding fruit and veg in the winter although they're a little more expensive because they are out of season.  Although I tend to eat a lot of bananas and dates which are always available.


“May all sentient beings be free of pain and suffering.  May all sentient beings experience eternal joy and happiness.  gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi svāhā.”
http://www.facebook.com/doktormartini
http://twitter.com/#!/MartyBaureis
http://doktormartini.tumblr.com

Doktormartini is offline  
#5 Old 11-07-2012, 01:05 PM
 
Brilliantou's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 26

I made a video about this :)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVq2pxN84_g

Brilliantou is offline  
#6 Old 11-07-2012, 01:11 PM
 
Carlie Marie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 26

You live in IL? Me too. I have trouble with price though because I am a college student. Eventually I would like to become more raw, right now my lack of money restricts this. I too eat a lot of bananas. Where do you get dates?

Carlie Marie is offline  
#7 Old 11-07-2012, 04:28 PM
 
Doktormartini's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,456
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carlie Marie View Post

You live in IL? Me too. I have trouble with price though because I am a college student. Eventually I would like to become more raw, right now my lack of money restricts this. I too eat a lot of bananas. Where do you get dates?


What part of IL?  I got to Northern Illinois University and I get by!  Here are some tips:

Sam's club is your friend.  If you don't have a membership, go with a friend that does and use there's.  I go with my gf and use her card.  3lbs of bananas are $1.30.  2lbs of tomatoes for 4 bucks.  They're not organic but hothouse which is alright.  Also, 1lb of organic spring mix for 3.99.  They're not in season now but they did have cases of champagne mangoes 12 to a case for 6 bucks.  They have huge bags of tangerines now for 6.99.

 

I eat a lot of apples and bananas because they're healthy and cheap.  Apples are in season and very good!  So many varieties.  I still shop at Whole Foods and Trader Joes but I tend to by my greens there because they're organic and I also buy stuff that is on sale.  They recently had a sale on Bartlett pears organic ones for 1.49 a pound.


“May all sentient beings be free of pain and suffering.  May all sentient beings experience eternal joy and happiness.  gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi svāhā.”
http://www.facebook.com/doktormartini
http://twitter.com/#!/MartyBaureis
http://doktormartini.tumblr.com

Doktormartini is offline  
#8 Old 11-07-2012, 08:29 PM
 
Carlie Marie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 26

I am at University of Illinois in Springfield. Generally every morning I eat banana smoothies (bananas and water) and I will add in other fruit, usually frozen. I shop at walmart, and a store called aldi(they have bananas for .44 a lb). I will be going to Sam's tomorrow I think. Another issue I have is that everything has to use a car to get to. I do not own a car, so I have to ask people to take me which sucks. 

Carlie Marie is offline  
#9 Old 11-09-2012, 10:27 PM
 
norisheep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 60
try sprouting! I am using the Easy Sprout Sprouter. So simple to use and gives you perfect batch every time. Just order a couple bags of seeds online, and they will sure to get you through the winter blues. 
 
I am also a college student but living in Vancouver. It can get quite cold here. I find myself craving vegan sweets, pastries and nuts. >.< This winter I hope I can sustain more on fresh fruits and vegetables instead -- as much raw as possible.  
 
Banana is the perfect on-the-go snack or meal that I can get cheaply all year round. They are more versatile than most people think. Good in many raw recipes, not just desserts. And taste strangely great in salads or rolls! I often buy the discounted bananas, which are overly ripened, to freeze and store them in my freezer. Frozen banana = angel dancing on my tongue!  
norisheep is offline  
#10 Old 11-11-2012, 08:57 AM
 
Carlie Marie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 26

^I agree with this statement about frozen bananas. :)

Carlie Marie is offline  
#11 Old 11-13-2012, 10:19 PM
 
ChiKat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,445
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doktormartini View Post


What part of IL?  I go to Northern Illinois University and I get by! 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carlie Marie View Post

I am at University of Illinois in Springfield.

Just wanted to add that I went to Illinois State University smiley.gif I didn't know there were forum members that lived so close to me!
(I moved to Southern California a few months ago though!)
ChiKat is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the VeggieBoards forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off