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When there just isn't enough time to prepare a meal from scratch, you don't have to resort to fast food or takeout. Frozen foods can greatly simplify meal prep, allowing you to whip up breakfast, lunch or dinner for yourself or your entire family in no time. With a diverse assortment of frozen foods available in CVS stores, you don't even need to go to the grocery store to find something delicious to enjoy for snacks and meals. You can see a sampling of the frozen foods sold at CVS locations on this page. Click any product to find out where you can purchase it in your area.

What Are Frozen Foods?

Frozen foods begin as conventional foods. Ingredients are prepared just as they would be for a recipe that was going to be enjoyed immediately, but once the preparation process is complete, the food is placed in special packaging and stored in an extremely low-temperature environment. The cold temperatures cause the food to freeze. The original content of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein and fat remain in the food, but bacteria and other microbes are unable to grow in it due to the temperatures. As a result, frozen foods can be stored in the freezer for long periods of time without spoiling.

Comparing Preparation Options

When you're shopping for frozen foods, it's important to consider how the food is to be prepared for eating. With a small number of frozen foods, you only need to thaw them. This can usually be done by placing the food on the counter or refrigerator or by warming it in the microwave. The majority of frozen foods will need to be thoroughly heated before they're ready to eat. Depending on the food, this may be done in the microwave, the toaster oven or a conventional oven. Frozen foods will have preparation instructions printed on the packaging for your convenience. Make sure to follow them carefully to ensure that the food is safe and has a pleasing taste and texture.

Foods for One and for Families

As you shop for frozen foods, you'll find a wide variety of options. Some frozen foods are intended for just one person. These foods are an excellent choice for single people as well as for individuals to take to work for lunch. Other frozen foods provide multiple servings. A single person may prepare one of these foods to enjoy over more than one meal. In addition, multi-serving frozen foods are great for feeding families. You can find serving size and number information on the nutrition labels of frozen foods.

 

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