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- September 17, 2007 at 11:21 am #253457
Where there’s a chill, there’s a way—to control food portions, that
is. Freezing foods in portion-controlled servings can help put the
brakes on overeating. It’s also an easy way to have the right amount
of ingredients at your fingertips when you’re cooking.
Here are essential tips for using your freezer to its full portion-
Meat, Poultry and Fish
Remove items from their original wrappings. Wrap each piece (about 4
oz) in plastic wrap (or aluminum foil) and place two to four wrapped
pieces in a large freezer bag; label and date it with a permanent
marker. Press out the air, seal the bag and freeze it in a single
layer. (Once frozen, you can fold bags over for easy stacking.) Or
forget the plastic bags and try Glad® Press’n Seal Freezer® Wrap.
Place your food on a sheet of the wrap; fold over the wrap and press
along the edges to make a tight seal. (You can freeze burgers and
extra tortillas like this, too.)
Sauces and Spreads
Make a light version of a pesto or creamy tomato sauce and spoon the
sauce into an ice cube tray. Once frozen, pop out the cubes into a
sealable freezer bag or other airtight container (make sure to label
and date the items). When you’re ready to cook, defrost only as many
cubes as you need.
Bagels, Bread and Muffins
Wrap each serving (two slices of light bread, a pre-sliced mini bagel
or two mini muffins, for example) in plastic wrap and place them in
freezer bags. Defrost only as much as you need; the items can go
straight from freezer to toaster.
Soups, Chilies and Stews
Make a big pot of soup, chili or stew and freeze it in quart-size
freezer bags. (Only fill the bags halfway and squeeze out any excess
air.) When ready to eat, submerge a frozen bag in a pot of gently
boiling water for a few minutes—just like boil-in-the-bag rice.
Homemade Frozen Dinners
Store leftovers in single-serve portions or cook in large batches
with the intention of freezing extras. Store them in airtight, single-
serve containers and enjoy them on too-busy-to-cook nights or as take-
to-work lunches. Tupperware’s® Meal Solutions To Go Pack is perfect
for the office. You get an insulated carrier case with four small
storage containers that can go from freezer to microwave to
Divide your dough into individual balls and place them on a cookie
sheet lined with parchment or wax paper or a silicone baking mat. Pop
the whole tray in the freezer and once frozen, place the balls in an
airtight container or tightly-sealed freezer bag. Remove and bake
only as many as cookies as you need (there’s no need to defrost the
Kelly in IL
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