You can store Freezer meals in quart-sized plastic freezer bags (heavy duty) or in airtight glass, ceramic, or plastic containers.
What Are Freezer Meals
Freezer meals are make ahead meals that can be stored in your freezer for an extended period of time. These meals are great for busy people who don’t have the time to make a meal from scratch every night. Freezer meals can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer until you are ready to eat them. This means you can have a quick and easy meal without any effort on your part!
Why Store Freezer Meals?
There are many reasons why storing freezer meals is a great idea. For one, they are incredibly convenient. You can make a big batch of food and store it away for later, saving you time and energy in the kitchen. Additionally, they help reduce food waste since you can just take out what you need and not worry about food going bad before you get around to eating it. Finally, they allow you to enjoy homemade food without all the hassle of making it from scratch every night.
What Containers Are Best For Storing Freezer Meals?
When it comes to storing freezer meals, there are many different types of containers that will do the job. The best containers for storing freezer meals are those that are airtight, BPA-free, and made from materials that won’t break down over time such as glass or stainless steel. Additionally, it is important to find containers that will fit your meal portions so that all of your food can be stored and kept fresh at once. Here are some great container ideas for storing your freezer meals:
- Quality plastic freezer bags
- Glass jars with airtight lids
- Plastic storage containers with lids
- Reusable silicone bags
- Vacuum-sealed bags
- Aluminum foil or parchment paper with lids
How To Label Your Freezer Meals?
It is important to properly label your freezer meals so that you know exactly what is in each one when you go to use it. You should include the name of the meal, when it was made, and any ingredients or instructions needed for preparation. This way you won’t have to guess what is inside each one when you go to use them! Here are some tips for labeling your freezer meals:
Don’t forget to include the date they were prepared so you can eat them before they expire. And if you have special dietary needs in your family, such as allergies, gluten-free, or vegan, be sure to indicate who they are safe for on the label.
I recommend printing these labels on computer paper or water-resistant stickers and taping/attaching them to your bags PRIOR to meal prep.
How Long Can You Store Freezer Meals?
The length of time that freezer meals can be stored varies based on what type of food they contain and how they were prepared. Generally speaking, most meals can safely be stored for up to four months in a proper airtight container within your household’s refrigerator/freezer without spoiling. Still, certain signs such as an off smell or changes in texture may indicate that your food has gone bad before its expiration date – so make sure to discard anything that looks questionable immediately!
How To Reheat Frozen Meals?
When it comes time to reheat your frozen meal there are several options available depending on what type of food it is. For example, many microwave-safe dishes will work perfectly fine however if your meal isn’t microwavable then you may need to transfer it over into an oven-safe dish first before heating it up in the oven or using an air fryer for more crispy results! Many of our easy make-ahead freezer meals can be cooked in the slow cooker or Instant Pot.
It’s also important not to leave frozen foods out at room temperature as this could lead to bacteria growth which could make you sick if ingested so make sure everything is heated properly before consuming!
Storing freezer meals is a great way for busy people who don’t have much free time but still want home cooked meals on their table quickly and with minimal effort! By investing in quality freezer bags, and airtight containers such as glass jars or plastic storage containers with lids, and labeling them correctly with names, dates, ingredients/instructions needed for preparation and reheating instructions you will always have quick access to delicious homemade meals whenever you need them!