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Coupons, sales, budgets, trying to save as much money as possible on groceries
We cut coupons to save money at the grocery store. We shop the sales. We set up grocery budgets and shop with cash envelopes to save money. We bulk buy and stick to generic goods to save money. We try our hardest to make our hard earned money work the best for us at the grocery store. Learn 75 foods you can freeze to help you save money.
Below you will find a list of foods you can freeze to help you save money. These are everyday items you may buy at regular price, on sale or bulk buy.
Putting these items in the freezer will make them last longer and provide for your family. Freezing food you buy on sale or bulk buy saves you money. Freezing items so they don’t go to waste saves you money.
Time to buy a freezer
After you read this list think about all the money you have been tossing out. No more! Now is your time to start saving more money by utilizing your freezer.
Types of Freezers
If you only have the small freezer attached to your fridge this will work. If you are looking to save more money or you have a larger family you can pick up a chest freezer or stand up freezer second hand or on sale.
Foods You Can Freeze
Now I have to admit I have learned a few things researching this post and I freeze a lot. I didn’t know you can freeze eggs – yeah you can freeze eggs! You may be amazed at what you can freeze.
what fruit can you freeze
Fruit is one of the easiest foods you can freeze. Strawberries, raspberries, berries of any kind freeze great. You can freeze apples in apple sauce or in pie filling. Peaches, plums, apricots all freeze well but will not hold their dense shape when defrosted. Melons freeze well and are great when added to smoothies or in replacement of ice cubes in a glass of water.
what vegetables can you freeze
You can freeze corn, peas, beans, broccoli, cauliflower and so much more. Just note that some vegetables will not defrost well and may come out slightly mushy or less dense. I have found asparagus to not freeze well, the defrosted product is not good alone and may only work in quiche or baking.
Spinach freezes very well and can be added directly to dishes from the freezer. We freeze our spinach fresh so that you can loosely add a few leaves at a time to dishes. Corn and peas also freeze very well.
what shouldn’t you freeze
You should never refreeze raw defrosted meats or seafood. You will need to cook the meat before you can refreeze it. Raw potatoes do not freeze well. Most dairy products will separate or crumble during freeze or once defrosted. Do not freeze whole uncracked eggs. You can learn more about eggs below in our list of foods you can freeze.
75 foods You Can Freeze To save Money:
2. Bread Dough
4. Cookie Dough
5. Pizza Dough
13. Coffee Grinds
14. Brewed Coffee
21. Dry Beans
22. Cooked Beans
24. Cheese (texture may change when defrosted)
25. Milk (texture may change when defrosted)
26. Cream (texture may change when defrosted)
27. Cream Cheese (texture may change when defrosted)
28. Cheese Bits
30. Yogurt Tubes
33. Eggs (crack them into ice cube tray or scramble them)
35. Bone Broth
37. Deli Meat
38. Fish (not advised to freeze previously frozen items)
39. Shellfish (not advised to freeze previously frozen items)
48. Freezer Meals
52. Smoothie Ingredients
54. Other Fruits
57. Chopped Onions
61. Grated Zucchini
62. Other Vegetables
65. Tomato Sauce
69. Fruit Zest
70. Dog Treats
71. Potato Chips
73. Vegetable Scraps For Stock
74. Bottles of Water
So what will end up in your freezer now?
So which foods were you surprised with knowing that you can freeze them? Are you going to add them to your grocery list?
I was surprised with eggs and honestly it would save so much time and money to freeze eggs to add to baking or quiche. I also never thought of freezing the cheese end bits to add to sauces and soups. This is a good money saving idea.
the best foods to freeze
I think berries, freezer jams and meat have to be the best items to freeze. And these are also some of the best items to freeze to help you save money.
what foods freeze well
Lots of different foods freeze well. It’s the defrosting part that gets you. Milk will separate but it freezes well. Berries freeze well but they do become more juicy on defrost.
Some of the best foods to freeze well and defrost well are meats. They retain their shape, density and flavor once defrosted.
⭐Must have Freezer Storage Supplies:
Saving money with your freezer foods
With this list your freezer will be full in no time. Think of all the money you can save. Buy the items on sale or in bulk, divide them up and freeze them.
We regularly freeze fruits, vegetables, meats and bread products. In my freezer I have a bag labelled soup stock that I add vegetable scraps to for bone broths and soups.
I love having an extra freezer for food storage and the money it saves us. Buying items in bulk or on sale or preparing freezer meals. All of it, divide it up and freeze it – you will save money.
If you are short on time or have a busy weeknight schedule freezer meals can save you a ton of time and money.
What are freezer meals?
Freezer meals are meals you make ahead of time and freeze until you are ready to use them. Freezer meals can be cooked meals or simple meals that are just prepared. Meals that are sliced, diced, marinated and ready to cook.
Freezer meals are great for your slow cooker, sheet pan meals or Instant Pot. Make sure to checkout some of our over 100 time saving freezer meals to help you get dinner on the table.
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Updated June 16, 2020