- Buy extra when it’s on sale!
- If you make sure the cheese is bagged or wrapped well, you can freeze it in the
original, unopened package.
Variation: Shredded Cheese
- Add a tablespoon or so of cornstarch or flour to the bag before freezing.
- Shake it. This will stop it from clumping when it thaws.
- Place cheese in a freezer-safe bag.
- Squeeze any air out of the bag before freezing.
- When it’s on sale, stock up!
- Put the raw ears of corn, without removing the outer silk or husk, in the freezer.
- When it’s time to eat, thaw it in the fridge
- Take off the outer husk.
- Put it in the microwave, and cook for 5 minutes for two ears or 4 minutes for one ear.
- Double wrap the original package with plastic wrap and foil, before putting it in the freezer.
- Cut whole fruit into bite-sized pieces. Freezing fruit like this lets you grab a
couple pieces at one time.
- Spread fruit onto a cookie sheet or any flat container. The pieces should not
be touching one another.
- Place the container in the freezer.
- Once frozen, you can place the pieces into a smaller bag for more freezer space.
- For baking, save your bananas. Check out our healthy additions page, here to find some baking ideas.
- Freeze ripe or overripe, whole bananas, skin on.
- When you need them, microwave or thaw them on the counter.
- Cut off the top and squeeze out the banana inside.
- Plastic milk jugs have indents on the side. This helps for freezing because
the milk has room to get bigger! Freeze it in its original container.
- When you want to use it, let it thaw in the fridge.
- Shake well to mix in the solids.
- Before you freeze nuts, take off any shells.
- Spread them thin on a plate for 24 hours of drying. Now, they’re ready to freeze.
- Double bag the nuts, and pop them into the freezer.
- Keep frozen nuts for up to 6 months. Salted or seasoned ones last
only for 3 to 4 months.
(made without mayonnaise, yogurt or sour cream)
- Place sauce in a plastic, freezer-safe container or bag. Leave some room in the
container. Sauces get bigger as they cool.
- Close the container and freeze.
- Let the sauce thaw in the fridge or microwave.
- Cut raw, fresh onions, chili peppers, or bell peppers into bite-size pieces.
- Place them into a freezer bag.
- Squeeze out the air, and freeze.
The US Department of Agriculture created an app for more storage tips here.