Like F&W, our sister publication Cooking Light is dedicating the month of November to looking at clever ways to cut back on food waste. From embracing the freezer as a storage device, to setting your fridge at the right temperature, to creating a meal plan, Cooking Light has 35 tips for eliminating food waste. Here, 5 of those suggestions for getting the most out of your freezer.
1. Freeze the Right Stuff
Saucy dishes, soups, and stews freeze well since liquids are fairly forgiving upon reheating. Individual items like dumplings, small pizzas, or potpies reheat quickly and evenly. Cooked grains and pastas lose valuable starch upon storing—it’s best to enjoy those the week they’re made.