Cooksmarts – February 13, 2019 – By Jackie Sun
Since no one likes to throw away money, we created a guide to help you know what foods to freeze, how to store frozen food, and what thawing methods to use so you can make the most of your groceries!
Did you know the U.S. wastes over $160 billion in food every year and 40% of it is thrown away by consumers? This doesn’t only cost the average American household $2,000 in wasted cash each year, it also leaves a huge carbon footprint. Luckily, we can show you how to waste less, save more, and enjoy what you eat simultaneously!
One of the keys to reducing food waste is by making the most of a commonly underutilized resource in your kitchen – your freezer. While freezers are often afterthoughts, they are actually an incredible way to not only use all of the food you purchase, but also make sure you are never far from a good, home-cooked meal.
Here are three ways your freezer can help you save money and cook on a budget by wasting less and enjoying more: