Foods to Freeze and Save on Groceries

September 4, 2013 | Posted in Budgeting, Kitchen Tips | By

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Do you know about these Foods to Freeze and Save?  Food goes bad.  Organic food tends to go bad even faster, making it hard to take advantage of sales and buying in bulk.  However, that shouldn’t mean that it goes to waste in your kitchen.  Save money on food by using your freezer to save items before they go bad or save bulk purchase items.  These are the top five foods to freeze and save.

Five Foods to Freeze and Save

Five Foods to Freeze and Save on Groceries

Foods to Freeze and Save: Freeze milk in paper cups, ice cube trays or baggies.

Freeze milk in paper cups, ice cube trays or baggies.

1.  Milk
Freeze leftover milk in 1/2 cup and 1 cup portions.  Freeze them in paper cups or in plastic baggies, depending on your preference for plastic-free food.  Thaw them for use in baking, homemade ice creams, sauces and more. Consider buying more milk when its on sale.

 

 

 

 

Foods to freeze and save: Thaw frozen eggs for baking.

Thaw frozen eggs for baking.

2.  Eggs
Freeze eggs (together or separated into whites and yolks) in ice cub trays, paper cups or plastic baggies.  Thaw them for baking and more.  Consider buying more eggs when they’re on sale.

 

 

 

 

Foods to freeze and save: Cut or shred cheese before freezing it

Cut or shred cheese before freezing it

3.  Cheese
Freeze extra cheese to use in dishes that require melted cheese, like omelettes, quesadillas, quiches and more.  Shred or cut the cheese prior to freezing.

 

 

 

 

 

Foods to freeze and save: Freeze remaining canned tomato paste and sauce.

Freeze remaining canned tomato paste and sauce.

4.  Tomato Paste
Nothing is worse than needing just one tablespoon of tomato paste for a recipe but needing to open an entire can to get it.  Two weeks later, you reach into the back of the fridge and realize that the tomato paste has molded over.  Instead, freeze the remainder of the can in 1 tbsp increments.  Use ice cube trays or plastic baggies to freeze the tomato paste.

 

 

 

Foods to freeze and save: Organic produce goes bad faster, so freeze it to save it!

Organic produce goes bad faster, so freeze it to save it!

5.  Fruits and Vegetables
Save your fruits and veggies before they go bad by adding a “Fridge check” to your post-dinner routine; survey your refrigerator for any produce that seems like it’s going to waste and chop it up before it’s too late.  Store in easy-to-use portions for your favorite recipes.

I hope you enjoyed these tips for foods to freeze and save.  Make sure you leave a comment and check out my pinterest for more great ideas!

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