Freezers are a breath of fresh air on your sleepless nights. Preparing a meal and keeping it in the freezer really helps a lot on a busy day. This should be done smartly and efficiently. You need to plan the meals and keep everything ready. This way you reduce the cooking time and get to spend more of that time with your family.
Here are some food items you can store to make your life easy!
Breakfast bars and granola bars can be stored airtight in the container. These are a great option for healthy snacks to go. You can also store baked items such as cookies, cupcakes, etc.
You can plan the meals a week ahead and cut the vegetables needed on the weekends. These cut vegetables are a great help for a quick-cooking of curries, soups, stir-fry, etc.
Soups, sauces and stews can stay in the freezer for a long time. Just keep the concentrated soup or stew form in the freezer and add water to boil for a quick meal. Stocks also come in handy for a lot of meals. Stocks add a lot of flavour and nutrients to the meal too.
Pre-soak and boil beans like rajma, chickpeas, soya bean, etc. you can keep them cooked in a jar or an airtight container. Just take them out, thaw them underwater and add it to the curry paste.
It is not advisable to keep dairy ingredients in the freezer. Also, keep the cut vegetables for a short time in the freezer. These tips will help you plan and cook meals for kids and family in a short time very efficiently.