While I am on a mission to eat healthier, it is still a work in progress… It is hard to eat my veggies when I
hate have a discerning palette. I try to be good and buy fresh, organic produce, but the truth is that it will probably just go bad before I get around to cooking/eating it! So, I have started to either freeze my own or buy pre-frozen produce. Obviously this doesn’t work for everything (don’t freeze jalapeno peppers), but it has really been great for us.
Today at HEB they had strawberries on sale: 4 pounds of strawberries for $5.00! Well that is a deal. So, of course, I bought my 4 pounds (really turned out to be about 3 since, apparently, there was a reason the strawberries were on sale). Now I have a hearty stock of strawberries for my morning smoothies.
I also freeze bananas for smoothies since they are only perfectly ripe for about 12 seconds… In the future though I will cut them up before I freeze them… lesson learned.
This would also be a great time to break out the vacuum sealer, but since I go through strawberries and bananas pretty quickly, I didn’t bother with it.
What kind of things do you preserve by putting it in the deep freeze?