It doesn’t matter if you’re just getting into the world of “off-the-grid” living or you’ve been a diehard prepper for years, there’s a good chance you’ve started to freeze and store foods that you can use down the road in the event of a major power outage or when you just don’t feel like preparing a big meal. When it comes to folks who freeze food, you’ll most likely find things like soups, chili and the occasional sliced potato in their deep freezer. However, there are a LOT of other foods you can freeze. Here are ten foods that you’ve probably never thought about freezing.
You can freeze garlic in any form, be it whole, sliced, chopped or individual cloves. If you freeze garlic, the texture will be a little funky when you thaw it out, but the flavor will be just as fresh as the day you bought it.
You can freeze whole corn on the cob by simply putting it in a freezer bag, including the silk and husks (if you pick it yourself). If you buy your corn from the store, take off the husk and blanch it before you freeze. Frozen whole corn will last up to a year in the freezer.
Wash, peel and halve your avocados before you freeze them. They won’t maintain the same consistency when you thaw, but the taste will be just as fresh.
Button, portabellas and cremini mushrooms are the best for freezing. Simply chop or slice and place the pieces on a cookie sheet and then into the freezer. Once frozen, store the pieces in bags or plastic containers.
Peel and chop an onion and you can store them in Ziploc bags. You don’t even have to thaw them out before throwing them in your dish!
You can store hummus in a plastic container and top it with a layer of olive oil before going in the freezer. Just make sure you thaw it in the fridge for 24 hours before using it again.
Yes, you can freeze potato chips. Plus, they thaw super quick!
Flour will stay fresh much longer if you store it in the freezer. Some even say it makes baked goodies taste better!
Crack eggs and scramble them in a bowl, then freeze them in ice cube trays. Next, store the cubes in Ziploc bags for up to 6 months.
Pasta and Rice
You can store cooked pasta and rice in individual serving-size containers. When you’re ready to thaw, simply sprinkle the pasta or rice with a bit of water and heat in the microwave.