Food for Thought : March is National Frozen Food Month
National frozen food day has been celebrated each year on March 6th , since 1984 . The process of frozen foods was first developed by Clarence Birdeye in 1930 , and they subsequently became common in grocery stores . Overall , the frozen food market is currently a 14 billion dollar industry in the United States . The frozen food market has changed tremendously , especially over the past decade . Taste and the options are better for you . Here are a few tips to help you enjoy frozen foods and keep your healthy lifestyle . Look closely at serving sizes . Many frozen dinners may seem like a single serving ; however the nutrition facts label shows it to be multiple servings . This can make significant differences in calories ., fat , sodium and other nutrients . Frozen dinners that are full course meals are typically higher in sodium and other nutrients. Look for meals that are labeled "low sodium" . Be mindful of trans-fats. When choosing frozen side items , look for vegetables without added sodium or sauces . Read the ingredient list . The fewer ingredients , the better . Taco Pie with a Twist
Have you ever had a craving for tacos but you wanted to serve it slightly different instead of the same old way. This recipe Taco Pie will give you the same taco flavor, without having to fill taco shells. It is simple, easy, and so delicious. 1 pound lean ground beef 1 (16-ounce) can refried beans 1 cup salsa 2 cup shredded iceberg lettuce 2 large tomatoes, chopped 2 jalapenos, sliced or chopped 1 c. (4 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup sour cream
1 . In a large cast iron skillet, cook the ground beef over medium-high heat, until it is browned. Drain off excess fat. 2 . Stir in refried beans and salsa, and bring the mixture o a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove skillet from heat. Smooth the ground beef mixture with the back of a spoon. Alternatively, if you want to put it in a different serving dish you can do that too. 3 . Arrange lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and sour cream over the top. You can arrange it in circles, one inside the next, or layer it or just toss the ingredients over the top. 4 . You can serve this with broken taco shells, or tortilla chips, or just start eating it as is. We often serve Taco pie in individual dishes. Spoon the ground beef on everyone's place and let them top with the ingredients they like best.