Here are my top tips:
- Use your freezer space wisely. It can be a fantastic source of healthy midweek dinners that you have prepped previously. Remove excess packaging and only use it for foods you defrost and eat regularly.
- Store your meals in labelled freezer safe containers, include the name of the dish and the date it was cooked. There are few things more frustrating than a freezer full of mystery foods!
- Remember basic food safety tips when using your freezer. Don’t leave anything sitting in there for too long, I generally aim for 3 months or less. Defrost all food in the fridge and not on the counter. Never re-freeze defrosted foods.
- Keep it clutter free.
- Schedule in a ‘Freezer Reboot’. Basically try to defrost and eat the majority of the stuff in your freezer over a period of time. I do this a few times a year. Getting rid of stuff is as important as keeping it. There’s no point in using your freezer to freeze loads of batches of food but never eating it. By the end of my reboot, I will have a relatively empty freezer and will start again from scratch. ⠀⠀