Stocking your freezer is a great way to lower your spending on convenience foods and eating out while still enjoying healthy, delicious meals, even when you don’t feel like cooking.
We’ve talked about freezer cooking quite a bit, but one thing we haven’t spent a lot of time talking about is how to ensure the quality of the food your freezing. Most food can be frozen for incredibly long periods without spoiling, but the quality starts to decline at some point.
There is no perfect agreement about how long foods can be frozen before this happens, but I read through many different lists to create a middle-of-the-road cheat sheet that you can use in your kitchen.
This cheat sheet includes the freezer guidelines for the most popular categories of foods and a few tips for freezer storage.