10 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Freeze from 10 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Freeze

10 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Freeze

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10 Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Freeze

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Dinner is over, and half of the food that you cooked was not eaten. So what do you do? Hopefully, you don’t throw it away because that would be a total waste. Stop tossing perfectly good food, and throwing away foods after their expiration date – just freeze it.

*Related: Things You Should Never Keep After Their Expiration Date

I’m sure we have all been there before - we went to the supermarket, saw a great sale and stocked up on an item. But how on earth are you going to eat all of those grains by their expiration date? Luckily for you, grains can be stored in the freezer for up to six months.

Here are a few foods you didn’t know you could freeze.

Corn on the cob

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Keep your corn on the cob fresh for an entire year by freezing it. Purchase it, bring it home and put it immediately into a freezer bag with the husk and silk intact.

Potato chips

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You threw a party and you have chips left over, what do you do with them? Simply put them in the freezer. It will keep them crispy and fresh.

Egg whites

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This is perfect baking solution. You can freeze your egg whites in the freezer for up to 12 months. Turn them into whatever your heart desires.

Cloves of garlic

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Freeze them whole, or chop them up into little pieces and place them in the freezer. Either way, you can keep it fresh for a few months. *Garlic is also one of the best prebiotic foods to add to your diet.

Hummus

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This high fiber healthy snack can be kept fresh in the freezer. Just make sure you put it in an airtight container and put a small amount of olive oil on top of it to prevent it from losing its moisture.

Bread

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Keep your bread nice and fresh in the freezer. Cut it up or leave the loaf just as it is. Just make sure you get all of the air out of its bag before sealing. *Bonus: Rye bread is a great carb for weight loss.

Lunchmeats

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You just spent a ton of money on lunchmeat only to realize the packaging says it expires in a week. Fret no longer; you can freeze both open and unopened packages of lunchmeat for up to 2 months in the freezer.

Flour

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You have probably been keeping your flour in your pantry, which is okay; but if you want it to last longer, try freezing it instead. *Reduce your risk for diabetes by choosing whole-wheat flour products.

Nuts

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Believe it or not, most nuts begin to go bad after about 2 weeks at room temperature. Throw them in the freezer and they will stay fresher for longer.

Grains

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For those of you who like to stack up, you may realize that after time your grains have gone bad. Instead, leave a few boxes in your pantry and store the rest in your freezer. They should stay fresh for up to 6 months.