In the middle of a busy week, having some key foods in the freezer can be a godsend. But do you know what foods are good for freezing? And how long they can be frozen for?
We asked our 12WBT dietitian Erica Grandjean for the best freezer-friendly foods that retain their nutritional punch, and still taste great.
Freezer Friendly Foods
It may be time for a freezer cleanout at your place! We’ve all got a few ‘iffy’ food items in our freezers (some that may have been there for waaaay too long), so if you don’t know when it went it there, ditch it! And be sure to date your foods when you put them in the freezer.
These are awesome for smoothies, giving them a thicker, creamier texture. Peel first, then wrap tightly in cling wrap or store in airtight container.
Freeze in airtight containers or ziplock bags, making sure to remove as much air as possible. Store in individual portions (e.g. 100g chicken breast, etc.) to make thawing easier and faster! Thaw in fridge.
Slice it and it’s good to go! You can pop it straight in the toaster or leave a few slices in a ziplock bag on the bench to defrost…ready for a sandwich!
Freezing cooked rice saves so much time during the week. Freeze it in portions that you will eat (e.g. ½-1 cup) so that all you need to do is reheat in the microwave for 40-60 seconds.
Packaged Frozen Vegies