7 Foods to Start Freezing NOW!

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I am sure you are a frugal shopper and meal planner, and you already are smart about freezing certain food items. There are lots of foods that can be stored in the freezer, but here are some that might surprise you!

Nuts

Nuts go bad quickly and if you are not going to use them right away, go ahead and freeze. You can freeze nuts in the shell or shelled. For walnuts, peanuts, cashews, pecans, macadamia nuts, almonds or hazelnuts, just wrap them tightly with plastic wrap before putting in the freezer. The same goes for nut butters, too.

Bacon

Freezing bacon is great, especially if you need to chop up for recipes since frozen bacon will be easy to cut. Place a few uncooked bacon slices flat on waxed paper and wrap up. Then put this into a freezer bag and you are all set!

Yogurt

Did you stock up on yogurt and now it is expiring? You can freeze yogurt, but you won’t want to eat it that way. Use the frozen yogurt to make a yummy dip. You can also use it in sauces.

Coffee

If you love iced coffee, there is nothing better than adding some frozen coffee cubes to your drink! Just pour any leftover coffee you have into any sized ice cube trays and you can have a special treat later!

Ginger

If you love cooking or baking with ginger, then freezing it can make your life easier. Leave the ginger whole and unpeeled, use plastic wrap around it, and then place in a freezer bag. When you want to use some, you just take the frozen piece of ginger out and scrape off what you need- no defrosting needed!

Cheese

While cheese will not slice well after being frozen, it is still great to use in recipes. If you use a lot of shredded cheese for casseroles, just grate the cheese before you stick it in the freezer.

Garlic

You can freeze garlic in whole heads, break apart, or even chopped up. The easiest way to freeze is to leave the garlic whole. Store in a freezer bag or container. You can easily take off a clove at a time. Garlic does have a different consistency after freezing, but should be fine for cooking.

4 thoughts on “7 Foods to Start Freezing NOW!”

  1. as soon as I read Nuts I flashed on the memory of the bottom half of our freezer full of bagged almonds. Of course, what wasn’t almonds was probably dried apricots!

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