Frozen meals can be very enticing. Push a few buttons on the microwave, and you can have dinner ready in minutes. The frozen food industry has come a long way with these convenient meals, but it can still be difficult to wade through the unhealthy options in the freezer aisle. Consider making it easier on yourself by freezing your own healthy recipes instead.
Leftovers will easily keep in your refrigerator for several days. Freezing extends their shelf-life even more - usually for up to three months. Not only will making your own frozen meals save you time, but it can help you cut down on waste, which also saves you money.
Here are a few tips for making your own healthy freezable meals at home.
You should never thaw food at room temperature or on your kitchen counter. This can leave your food unsafe to eat. Here are 3 ways to safely thaw frozen food:
Here are just a few tasty make-ahead meals that you can try freezing for a later date:
by Nancy S. Hughes
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