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
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
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Alicia Owen says
Freezing produce is definitely a good thing. I should actually freeze more than we do. I hate being wasteful when something goes bad! We have a lot of frozen fruit in our freezer right now. We also like to stock up on beef and chicken when we’re able to and pop it in the freezer as well.
Yes! I stock up on beef and chicken when it is on sale as well. It feels great to have a full freezer and I save money in the long run. Thanks for stopping by!
I freeze a lot of fresh fruits and veggies, too. We went blueberry picking earlier this summer and had such a great price that we have about 6 pounds of delicious frozen blueberries in the freezer, just waiting to be used in smoothies or baking! I also freeze all kinds of “leftover” food so it won’t go to waste, such as bread and even milk. Thanks for more ideas here!
I don’t like to go to the grocery store but the fresh stuff won’t last till my next trip. So I have started freezing what I know I won’t be able to use before it will go bad. Works great and is a good solution for me.
Hi Megan, Greetings from Texas! Awesome tips you just shared here. I will definitely be back for more!