It’s hard to resist a good deal at the grocery store, but sometimes you buy more perishable products than you can use. You can save a lot of money and waste less food if you freeze fruits and vegetables before they spoil.
- Bananas – remove the peels and put into freezer bags whole. Even if they turn a little brown, they will still taste good. They can be used to eat, cut up for baking or in smoothies. Another great treat is to take them out of the freezer, dip one end into chocolate and refreeze.
- Apples can be made into applesauce and frozen. You can also grate them, squeeze the water out, and freeze for baking.
- Fresh fruit such as blueberries should be put on cookie sheets unwashed and frozen until firm, then put into freezer bags.
- Onions – peel and chop them, spread them on a cookie sheet until frozen. Once firm, put them into freezer bags.
- Peppers – remove the seeds and chop or slice. Lay them out on a cookie sheet until frozen, and then transfer to freezer bags.
- Leftovers – a good way to get your children to eat leftovers is to put them into sectioned TV dinner trays. They’ll think they’re getting a real treat. Cover the trays with aluminum foil to freeze.