This post is a collaboration with Woolworths and Oh So Busy Mum
Let’s be honest, we all hate buying food and seeing it go to waste. To save money and prevent wastage, I buy in bulk and freeze just about everything. In all the years I’ve been doing this, I’ve worked out what freezes well and what doesn’t, so I thought I’d share with you my Top 10 foods that freeze really well!
Along with my tips, Woolworths has introduced Food Savers – a series of clever tips designed to help families waste less and save more. You can find out more here: https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/discover/food-savers
I freeze ham and cheese, vegemite and cheese perfectly and pop them in the lunchbox frozen. By the time lunchtime has come around they have defrosted.
I cook up a batch of cooked sausages, meat and meals in smaller batches so if the kids are hungry or it’s a lazy night, I can just heat them up in the microwave for a few minutes & voila!
I always have mash potato frozen to save me cooking a new batch each time I need them. It’s also a great idea to do this to make sure you use up your remaining potatoes before they go bad.
I cook it for half the recommended time and then freeze it, so when it’s reheated it isn’t overcooked.
Cheese and Milk
You’ll never run out of cheese or milk again if you have a batch in the freezer. I freeze my milk in the bottle and just transfer it to the fridge to defrost.
If you have leftover pasta, pop it in a ziplock bag, that way you can use it towards your next meal.
I cut up any fruit that’s close to going bad and make up smoothie packs in ziplock bags. (Life changer!)
8. Fresh herbs – I can’t remember the last time I wasted my fresh herbs. As soon as I buy them, they go straight in the freezer.
Pop it in a freezer bag and use it straight from the freezer. You can freeze flour for up to 12 months.
Crack them in some silicone moulds freeze them and pop them out to store in an airtight container or freezer bag. Just bring them to room temperature prior to using them
What else have you discovered that freezes really well? These strawberry and yoghurt muffins do!