Stocking Your Freezer With Healthiness

Stocking Your Freezer With Healthiness
Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

Having your freezer stocked with healthy foods is a great way to make daily food prep easier.

I keep a few key things in my freezer at all times to make sure I have what I need.

Then, when I have extras of a meal like a soup or veggie burgers, I’ll put that in the freezer to enjoy another time.

I get a lot of questions about what will freeze well. Generally, any plant-based meal will freeze with no problem.

You don’t really have to worry as much as you would with meats or other animal foods.

The main thing to keep in mind is that fruits and vegetables should usually be cooked (blanched at least) to maintain their texture.

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I always keep a bag of frozen bananas – without the peel, making them easier to use – for smoothies or baking.

I also usually have frozen berries to go in smoothies, frozen peas to throw in a dinner if I’m low on fresh veggies and edamame beans for a quick legume addition when I can find them.

I don’t tend to cook in batches, but it’s a great idea to make large batches of things like soup, tomato sauce, stew, etc and freeze them for meals when you don’t have time.

I know lots of people who make huge batches of pesto at the end of basil season, freezing them in ice cube trays. I currently have some ice cubes of a salty soup that I’ll use as a stock for other soups and stews.

You can even freeze plain cooked brown rice or other grains or beans to add to meals when you need them.

What’s in your freezer? Let me know below!


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