How to Freeze Food Like a Pro
Many assume that if the “use by” or “best before” date has passed, it means the product has gone bad. What a waste! Luckily, reducing food waste is easy. Using the freezer is a great lifeline to rescue food and all sorts of ingredients can be frozen, either before or after preparation. And once frozen it won’t spoil. Here are a few tips on how to freeze food like a pro. Love your freezer!
Rookie mistake! Always remember to freeze your food in smaller containers or individual portions. If not, you’ll end up having to eat more than you can chew.
All sorts of food can be frozen
Like coconut milk, coffee and carrots, for example. In Sweden, each one of us wastes approximately one cup of coffee every day. That’s a lot of coffee over the course of a lifetime. We suggest you pour the coffee into an ice tray and freeze it. Eat the coffee ice cubes as a treat on their own, or use them for your next cup of iced coffee. Also, root vegetables are sometimes sold with the leafy green tops still attached. To make the vegetables last longer, always remove the greens from the roots and store separately. Place the vegetables in the fridge and the tops in the freezer, and save for later. Not only are the tops edible (and a great addition to your favorite smoothie), they also carry more nutrients than the vegetable itself.
Be sure to label
Foods can be kept in the freezer for a very long time, but not forever. High-fat ingredients, for example, spoil over time and shortens a dish’s frozen life. The less fat the longer they will last in the freezer. High-fat ingredients like nuts, shredded coconut and coconut milk will last for 4-5 months in the freezer, and low-fat ingredients such as berries and vegetables for up to 12 months.
Also, here are a few tips on how to cut down on food waste: