Celebrating National Frozen Food Month
It’s no surprise we are celebrating National Frozen Food Month this March, and it’s not just because we’re part of the frozen food community. We genuinely believe it’s one of the most burgeoning areas of your home that can deliver you more joy while also helping the planet.
While our delicious, plant-based meals are the crown jewels of freezers, frozen foods have many (and often overlooked) benefits. This month, and every month, we’re especially proud to offer convenient frozen meal options that never compromise flavor or healthy ingredients. As we continue on this frozen path forward, we’re grateful to do so alongside enlightening resources like the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI), which advocates for and studies the benefits of frozen food.
It is with great pleasure that we share with you a few reasons why we champion better-for-you frozen foods.
Frozen is Fresh! It’s Like Hitting Pause on Mother Nature’s Perfection…
Did you know that when fresh ingredients are frozen, they preserve their flavor and nutritional value without additives or preservatives? When fresh vegetables, fruits, and proteins are created for ready-to-eat scenarios, their shelf lives need to be extended to stay fresher longer. However, with frozen produce, studies suggest that their freshness and nutritional value are that of fresh produce.
At House of Kajaana, we intentionally work with fantastic partners in state-of-the-art facilities who know precisely how to lock in freshness through freezing to achieve the highest quality, best-tasting meals. We also love the peace of mind that comes from knowing your House of Kajaana meals will remain fresh and delicious for up to two years in your freezer (although, we’d bet that you will eat most of your meals before then 🙂).
Less Food Waste – Frozen is Forever!
From the beginning, we have been committed to continuously reducing our impact and improving our sustainability efforts. One of those efforts is reducing food waste at home, which contributes to nearly 39% of all food waste in the U.S.—that’s about 42 billion pounds. In creating frozen meals, we’re helping those at home enjoy the perfect portion instead of over-purchasing ingredients that might later end up in the trash.
Reducing food waste and knowing you have a delicious, healthy meal ready whenever you want is already a win, but the domino effect is also important to us. Of course, when we reduce food waste in our homes, we’re consuming more of what we’re purchasing, so we’re getting more for our dollar.
Environmentally, less food waste is linked to lower greenhouse gas emissions, helping to improve air quality and pollution. Every grain counts, and we constantly strive to think differently about creating an earth-friendly and conscious company.
Frozen food is close to our hearts at House of Kajaana. Growing up, our founder, Sabah Ashraf’s freezer was almost always brimming with delight–delicious, home-cooked leftovers of roasted cauliflower, biryani, and paneer. The freezer was a treasure chest, and stored in it was a joyful, entrancing experience that Sabah could always look forward to.
Carrying that tradition into her home and the homes of her family, friends, and, now, all of you, frozen food is a means of wellness, a source of delight, and an indulgent comfort.
If you ask us, we’re predicting the size of refrigerators and freezers to be reversed, with the real estate value of a home’s freezer increasing exponentially. Your family (even your pets!) will continue to want more and more freezer space as incredible frozen products make their way onto grocery shelves and into freezers.
We encourage you to join us on this frozen food journey, making better choices for the earth and our health.
What frozen foods are you stocking up your freezer with? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send us a message on Instagram; we’d love to hear from you!
Happy National Frozen Food Month!