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Posted on: January 11th 2020   •    Posted in: General News, Tenants

What foods can go in my freezer (and what can’t)?

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)

1) MILK

Milk can be froze and stored for months. It will expand when frozen and will need time to defrost.

2) BERRIES

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.

3) BANANAS

Bananas freeze fantastically without their skin. Coat frozen bananas in melted chocolate before freezing for a sweet treat.

4) EGGS

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.

5) BREAD

Slice and freeze your bread to keep a constant supply of fresh toast.

6) CHEESE

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.

9) TOMATOES

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.

11) VEGETABLES

Vegetables can be frozen. If they naturally have a high water content it’s best for them to be pureed or stewed before freezing.

12) WINE

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!


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