Saturday, January 16, 2010
Freeze Vegetables to Reduce Your Grocery Budget
Not only are frozen vegetables pretty much just as healthy as fresh vegetables, you prep them before hand - which saves time in the future. It also ensures that you get more bang for your buck out of them. I had just under a pound of carrots today that I thought would go bad before I could use them - so I blanched them, shredded them, and now have about 3 cups of shredded carrots in my freezer. Good for that Easy Fried Rice Recipe and other dishes and soups as well.
Here is a good list of how to blanch certain vegetables to prep them for freezing. A lot of things I just throw in the freezer, but I do blanch carrots and potatoes. I don't blanch things like broccoli and onions. If in doubt though, google "Can I freeze 'whatever'" and you should get some semi-intelligent responses.