Frozen vegetables are excellent additions to soups, stir fry dishes, and other cooked meals. They do not fare as well as fresh ones in salads or other meals where vegetables are eaten raw, but in a cooked dish, it is almost impossible to tell the difference between the two. You will also get greater seasonal availability by buying frozen produce.
Even when you buy fresh produce on sale, the prices are almost always going to be higher than buying frozen vegetables, and then you have to do something with them right away to prevent spoilage. Frozen vegetables are already preserved and will last several months in the freezer. Even when they are freezer burned, frozen vegetables can still be used in soups and other dishes where they are not the main taste.
If you are looking to stretch your grocery budget – and aren’t we all – then consider opting for frozen vegetables over fresh. If you buy them on sale, they can be as cheap as $.75 per bag, which is a far cry from the prices you would pay for comparable amounts of fresh produce.