I have something embarrassing to confess.

I freeze everything, and I mean everything. Case in point I still have the birthday cake I served at my dear friend Alex’s and my joint birthday in May….of 2001. OK, that’s an extreme example that speaks more to how sentimental I am, not to mention being kinda gnarly. My point is that anytime I make something new, I freeze a portion of it to test how it stands up to the freezer so that I can share the results with you. As any time-challenged mom knows, having great food that defrosts and reheats easily can be a lifesaver, so the more freezable foods to make into recipes, the better.

Check this out to find out the 14 surprisingly freezable foods video that you never would have imagined!

14 Surprisingly Freezable Foods VideoPin And here’s the cake I just can’t get myself to toss out. Maybe we’ll give it a try on our next birthday party together. Hmm… I’ve got to the think about that one.

About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. I buy organic so I do not want to waste a thing. In order to purchase organic oranges I need to buy a whole bag. I grate the rind for zest, measure it out and put into ice cube trays with water. I squeeze the juice from them and put that into ice cube trays, I then eat the pulp that is left over. I do the same for lemons & lime. I also organic garden. Last year I had an abundant amount of heirloom tomatoes. I did not have time to can them so I put them on a sheet pan and froze them whole. They work great for casseroles and Italian dishes, and the skin slips off nicely.

  2. I freeze anything and everything! I’ll try freezing anything I have too much of or it’s near expiration date – I figure if the item doesn’t freeze great I really haven’t lost much since I would have lost it anyhow!

  3. Enjoyed even though I knew most of your freezeables. My favor and best time saver is onions. I buy big bags of vidalia onions. I chop or slice and freeze in freezer sandwich bags and date them. At one point I had a whole shelf full. I use a lot of onions and this way they are always already chopped or sliced and ready to sauté or throw into the crockpot. Btw when onions are cut or partially used and bagged and refrigerated they turn overnight very bad chemically SO chop and bag for freezer.

  4. Cheese is another easily freezable food. I buy bulk bags of shredded cheddar at Sams club, break it up into smaller bags, and freeze them. When I need some cheese for burritos, chili, mac n cheese, etc. Just grab a bag from the freezer. They thaw quickly if you just leave them on the countertop until you’re ready to use. You can microwave thaw them, but they melt too easily for my taste.

  5. I’m trying to get rid of all plastic. I don’t even want them in lids.
    I bought seeds to start growing some plants in front of my balcony windows. they were heirloom seeds.
    I eat gluten free and have allergies to at least 5 of the gluten free flours.
    I bring plants in from my balcony in the fall and keep them through the winter. Chemicals aren’t allowed in my apartment. I didn’t let the man hired to spray to come in last summer.
    I shut off my air conditioner last summer and kept two windows open unless it was raining. I stayed healthier than most. A few days the chemicals from the lawn were strong and I had to close the windows.
    I RELEASE, CIRCULATE, MIGRATE, AND PROLIFERATE MY OWN ADULT STEM CELLS FROM MY BONE MARROW. I believe in healthier eating. I want to purchase a deep freeze and freeze the vegeggies from my balcony garden and the ones I buy at the Farmer’s Markets I attend.
    A local person told me he would bring me all of the sweet corn I wanted if I get a deep freeze. I live on the second floor and I use a walker. I walk to the grocery stores and get most of my groceries.
    Thank you for the ideas. I look forward to learning more from your blog.

  6. I have been doing this for years. I like to use the frozen milk in making mashed potatoes, just toss into the hot potatoes with butter before whipping or if using instant add to water before boiling. I will also freeze the last bit of sour cream in small containers to add to mashed potatoes as well. If you like baking and don’t want to throw away bananas mash them and add a bit of lemon juice then freeze them to add to a recipe later(they do turn brown but if put into banana bread you only notice the flavor.)

  7. Great video info on freezeable foods…I always wondered about freezing chia seed and flaked/shredded coconut, and now I know – thanks!

  8. Yes, it is easy to pull just a few slices! Sometimes a few will stick together, but for the most part they come apart. Yes, oat bran is another great one for the freezer!

  9. Thanks for the video! If you freeze a loaf of sliced bread, is it easy to pull apart just a slice or two when it’s frozen, if that’s all you need? I love that it can go straight to the toaster. Also, I’m guessing that oat bran is a good item for the freezer too?

  10. Make meringues with the thawed frozen whites, and frozen custard with the thawed frozen yolks! Mmmm

  11. Sometimes I find that I have either egg yolks or whites leftover from something I have cooked or baked that only needed one or the other. Can I freeze those? If so what can I use them for in the future? For example will frozen, then thawed yolks still whip up? Thanks! I too hate throwing away food!

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