Domestic Diva Awards is The Singapore Women’s Weekly’s yearly highlight of the best products that help us live, work and eat better. This year, over 800 products across 101 food categories, ranging from cooking essentials to festive snacks and vitamins and supplements were nominated. The winners were decided through public voting and Editor’s Pick, recognising the best in their fields.
The canned and frozen food sections might be two areas in the supermarket you skip past or walk through quickly. But if you’ve paused to consider, canned and frozen foods are lifesavers for us who constantly seek to stretch the limited 24 hours we have daily.
Canned tuna and sardines, for example, can be eaten on their own and are a great source of protein. They can be combined with a carbohydrate, say rice or pasta, and a salad to make a complete and nutritious meal that can come in handy on a Wednesday in the middle of a harrowing week.
Similarly, frozen foods are another pantry staples to keep within reach. Frozen nuggets, dumplings and chicken wings can be easily reheated in the air fryer or oven to complete a quick meal or coax your crying fussy kid to at least have some food in their stomach. On the other hand, roti prata, which takes a few minutes to crispen on a pan, can be a starch component for a meal or jazzed up with butter, jam, cheese or sausages to create a plethora of food options you can whip up in a jiffy.
Other practical reasons to have canned and frozen food around are that they provide you with food security thanks to their long shelf life. They are often cheaper, without being less nutritious, and are great for those feeling the pinch from the rising inflation. In short, canned and frozen foods have their merits while being great value for money.
Ahead, we’ve got the best canned and frozen food to stock up for rainy days.