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Can be frozen in the pouches or cups they come in, but be careful the cups don’t break when removed from the freezer.
Peel and cut up. Best if used in guacamole after thawing or smoothies as frozen ice cubes.
Bread (and other baked goods)
Just put in the toaster to defrost a slice or two at a time.
Freeze in ice cube trays and transfer to baggies
Freeze in ice cube trays and transfer to baggies. Do NOT store in glass jars, as the glass may shatter into tiny shards
Freeze raw in individual strips rolled up or with wax paper in between them. That makes it easier to
Do not freeze in the can or a glass jar. You can freeze the entire thing together, or you can freeze it into individual ice cubes (depending on how you’re planning on using it).
Freeze in straight cubes and defrost in the fridge.
Blocked cheese will be crumbly when it is defrosted, so either pre-slice it or use it just for shredded cheese.
Yes, you can freeze chips in a bag! They only take minutes to defrost.
For the best results, store in the refrigerate first for a few days, then transfer to the freezer.
Cooke dough (homemade)
Freeze into individual scoops to cook as many or few as you’d like. Our favorite cookie recipe is for these sour cream sugar cookies.
Corn on the cob
Freeze on the cob and defrost in the fridge. Perfect food you can freeze!
The texture changes when frozen and doesn’t spread well. It works better if used for baking as opposed to on bagels.
Crack into greased muffin tins and break up the yolks to freeze, then transfer to baggies later. They will be a bit stiff after thawing, so they work best for baking when you will use an electric mixer.
Flour is actually a food that should be stored in the freezer if you are going to have it on-hand long-term. It helps protect against weevils.
Fruit (berries, bananas, lemons/limes)
These don’t defrost well to eat plain, but they do great for smoothies and baking. We love freezing older bananas and making banana bread!
Ginger is actually easier to grate when frozen.
Quinoa, farro, and bulgur are just a few that freeze well. Like flour, freezing can help guard against weevils.
Heavy cream will not freeze well.
They will be limp if frozen by themselves, but you put in ice cube trays with olive oil.
Jams and jellies
Don’t miss out on our recipe for delicious homemade strawberry jam. It’s a great food you can freeze!
Lunchmeat, roasts, and harmburger are a few examples. Freezing meat from the manager’s specials section is one of the ways we stay in our $42 weekly grocery budget.
Just take out half a cup or so to prevent the jug from splitting. We do this frequently when we stock up on discounted milk products as part of our monthly meal planning.
It’s great to have a bunch of rice already cooked up when you want to make chicken and broccoli curry casserole.
The best way to freeze it is to vacuum seal it first.
Defrost in the fridge, not in the microwave
Freezing will make it a bit more dense. It’s a great food you can freeze!
An earlier version of this post was written by Tiffany on The Crazy Shopping Cart
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