12 FREEZER FRIENDLY FOODS – with help from hubbub
Suffolk Recycling is encouraging people to be #FoodSavy.
In line with the rest of the UK, the average East Anglian family can waste up to £810 a year on food waste.
Hands up if you have put items in the bin because you have been going on holiday!
With that in mind we have a list of foods for the freezer (and some that are not freezer safe)
Milk can be froze and stored for months. It will expand when frozen and will need time to defrost.
Although they may go a bit squidgy when defrosting. Berries are great for freezing. Sprinkle on top of your porridge, pop them in a smoothie or whip up a healthy summer pudding.
Bananas freeze fantastically without their skin. Coat frozen bananas in melted chocolate before freezing for a sweet treat.
Don’t freeze your eggs in the shell. Break them in a bowl and beat until the yolk and egg white is just about blended. Put the mix in an airtight container and label with the date and number of eggs used.
Slice and freeze your bread to keep a constant supply of fresh toast.
If grated and stored in an airtight container holds up great in the freezer. Toss on top of a pizza or pasta dish to give it a brie-lliant kick. Soft cheese doesn’t freeze so well.
7) CHOPPED UP CHILLI AND HERBS
Seal in a clip lock box to avoid frost bite.
8) CAKES, BROWNIES AND BISCUITS
Believe it or not, they can all go in in the freezer. If you have any left that is. Wrap well.
Blitz before freezing and keep in a sealed container. You’ll have tomatoes for sauces to the ready at all times.
10) AL DENTE PASTA
Slightlyunder-cooked pasta is best for freezing. This avoids it turning starchy when you reheat.
Vegetables can be frozen. If they naturally have a high water content it’s best for them to be pureed or stewed before freezing.
Wine can be frozen, just like water. It works best with wines that taste better chilled (like white or rose).
FOODS THAT DON’T FREEZE WELL
- Some herbs – basil, chives and parsley turn brown in the freezer
- Yogurt – use up your yogurt in a smoothie before heading off on holiday
- Some dairy – soft cheeses, cream cheese, cottage cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream.
- Fresh salad greens – finish these off
Find out how to be more #FoodSavvy here
Why not find out more about your waste!