Freezer Food Treasure
Think of your freezer as a ready store of food. This convenience gives you the flexibility to have ingredients on hand to make meals anytime, e.g. add frozen mushrooms and peas to a tasty Shepherd’s pie. Or to store leftovers so you have a healthy ‘ready meal’ there for days when it is difficult to prepare a meal.
So, before your next trip to the supermarket, go to your freezer and make a list of what’s in there and plan a series of meals around the food treasure in your freezer. Eating the food in your freezer will save on your food bills and avoid food being thrown in the bin.
Tips to Make the Most of Your Freezer Food
With a bit of planning, the freezer can save us when everyone is on a different schedule and we can’t spend the time we’d like to putting together a family meal.
Keep Your Freezer Organised
It is a good idea to date and label what food goes in your freezer and to group ‘like with like’ food items e.g. keep frozen veg together. This will make it easier for you to see and find what you need in your freezer.
Batch Cook Meals for Freezing
Cooking extra of meals that the family enjoys and that freeze well is a great idea. You will have them ready for days when you are short on time but still want everyone to have a home-cooked meal – lets face it, we all have days like this!