Welcome to a peek inside my Real Food Freezer.
Y’all, aren’t freezers just the best invention ever? Without my freezer I wouldn’t have pineapple in my smoothies in January. Nor would I be able to stock up on healthy meats when I find a good sale.
While I love my freezer, I’ll admit, unless I keep it organized, it becomes a food wasteland.
You’ve had that moment, haven’t you? Where you pull out the unidentifiable frozen mass from the back and wondered: What is this? How long has it been in here?
To that end, I’ve become selective on what I allow in my freezer and how I freeze it.
Before you peek inside my freezer, I’ll share with you my freezer rules.
Rule #1 – Cool food completely before freezing.
Rule #2 – Use glass containers but never fill them all the way. When you freeze in glass, you need to leave about 1/2 inch head space to make room for expansion.
Rule #3 – Use containers that are just the right size for what you want to freeze. Leaving any additional room can lead to freezer burn.
Rule #4 – Label, Label, Label. You need to know what you’ve frozen and when you froze it.
I do an easy meal prep about once a week. Here you are looking at freezer pasta salad, a freezer smoothie ready to be blended, homemade French bread and in the back you’ll see I store all my flour in the freezer.
I also keep sauces and soups in the freezer. Here I’ve got pasta sauce and lentil soup. In the container with the green lid I have dark chocolate dipped frozen bananas. Such a yummy real food treat!
I always keep frozen organic berries from Costco in my freezer. So much cheaper than fresh!
In my drawers, I store the meat I buy in bulk from Costco.
Finally, do you know you need to keep nuts in the freezer? I transfer them from bags to jars and store them in the door.
The Recipes Referenced:
Meatballs and Tomato Sauce
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Freezer Pasta Salad
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
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