Spice Up Your Frozen Sides

By author photo Jenny Craig Team

vegetarian

Frozen veggies are a convenient and cost effective way to get your vegetable serves in whilst following the Jenny Craig menu. Frozen veggies can also have higher levels of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals than standard supermarket veggies as they are snap frozen when picked and as such retain more of their nutrients. While we understand convenience is important when following the Jenny Craig menu, the last thing we want is for you to get bored with your veggie routine. So we have developed some quick and easy flavour combos that you can add to your microwaved veggie bags to help boost their flavour and keep you eating rainbows! Simply make up the spice mix or marinade and add as much as you like to your cooked veg. (These flavours taste great no matter what cooking method you choose!)

Hot and Smokey Spice Powder

You will need:

  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes (optional) ¼ tsp cracked black pepper

Method:

  1. Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Sprinkle spice mixture over your cooked /microwaved veggies and mix well to combine.
  3. Store the remaining spice mix in a jar for future use. Enjoy!
  4. Note: You can also add this blend to veggies before they’re roasted in the oven, or if you’re pan frying veggies.

Zesty Lemon Basil

You will need:

      • 1 tbsp fresh basil
      • 1 tbsp lemon juice
      • ½ tsp lemon zest (optional)
      • Pepper

Method:

  1. Mix all ingredients together until well combined.
  2. Add the mixture to your cooked/microwaved veggies and mix well to combine. Enjoy!

Simple Soy Marinade

You will need:

      • 1 tbsp soy sauce, salt reduced
      • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
      • ½ tsp garlic powder
      • ½ fresh chilli, sliced (optional)
      • Fresh coriander (optional)

Method:

  1. Mix all ingredients together until well combined.
  2. Add the mixture to your cooked /microwaved veggies and mix well to combine. Enjoy!

Ginger Miso Marinade

(makes enough for 2 x 75g steam bags)

You will need:

      • 1 tbsp miso paste
      • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
      • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar

Method:

  1. Mix all ingredients together until well combined.
  2. Add the mixture to your cooked /microwaved veggies and mix well to combine. Enjoy!

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