Now that fresh fruits and veggies are so abundant and cheap in our grocery stores and famers markets, it is a great time to stock up on your family favorites and save money. One of the ways I love to save money is by buying items in bulk when they are in season and then freeze them to use later on. Learning how to freeze fruits and veggies is a great way to save money all year long.
Just because you bought a ton of fresh fruit or veggies today doesn’t mean you have to eat them all now. You can easily freeze them and then use them for cooking and baking later in the year when they are no longer in season and the price has gone up. This will not only save you money but it will also save you time because you won’t need to make as many trips to the grocery store.
Learning how to freeze food is also a great alternative to canning food, which many people get nervous about doing, and is very easy to do.
I personally like to stock up on and freeze items such as blueberries and strawberries to be used in smoothies and in breads and muffins later. Red and green peppers are frozen to be used in stir fries and in sauces and I also like to make breakfast items like homemade waffles, breakfast burritos and more.
How to freeze fruits and veggies
- How to Freeze Blueberries
- How to Freeze Strawberries
- How to Freeze Green Peppers
- How to Freeze Corn
- How to Freeze Breakfast Burritos
- How to Freeze Mashed Potatoes
As you can see it is very easy to freeze fruits and veggies to use all year long in your cooking and baking. What fruits and veggies are you going to freeze this year?
- Healthy Blueberry Muffin recipe–great way to use frozen blueberries
- Make Ahead Freezer Friendly Meals
- Freezer Friendly Meals and Freezer Cooking Tips