The freezer can come in handy when you want to keep your leftovers for later. Follow our freezing food basics to keep your family staples at their best!
Whether you love to cook or like leftovers, the freezer can come in handy on plenty of occasions. Being able to freeze food at its best can mean a great meal later and no food waste! But there are a few dos and don’ts involved in what you can and can’t freeze. Before you decide on freezing food, explore our guide to extend the life of your favorite dishes. Share your tips with other parents on your favorite family app!
Freezing food at home can be a great way of avoiding the decline that happens in the refrigerator. Unfortunately, not all foods are freezer-safe! Instead of chancing it after a special meal, follow our instructions to ensure food stays at its best.
There are plenty of ways to freeze food so that you can get the most out of it. For foods you’ll be eating shortly, wrap them tightly in plastic or plastic bags for easy removal before freezing. If they’re going to be frozen for longer, use aluminum foil or freezer wrap. For sizeable items that require a dish, try freezing it in plastic containers or jars and leave a little room.
Keep in mind that water expands when it turns into ice, so dishes with higher water content should have enough room to grow. The cold temperatures can impact glass so it’s generally a bad choice for freezer storage. To make freezing even easier, try labeling your containers so you don’t have to spend time guessing what things are!
Freezing your food might seem as simple as placing it in the freezer. However, there are a few rules to follow so you can keep your food at full flavor. Share your own tips with others on your favorite family app!
Freezing food can be a great way to avoid waste and preserve food at its best! But these tips will help to avoid freezer burn and items that have overstayed their welcome. Do you have any tips for freezing food without plastic or what shouldn’t be frozen? Share them with other cooks in our comments section! There might not be a lot of rules, but knowing the right ones can ensure sustainable food practices.