If you stop for a moment to think about all of the foods that go to waste in your fridge on a weekly basis it can be incredibly frustrating, if not downright sad (as a country we shamefully waste almost 40% of our food supply). There’s nothing I hate more than tossing into the composter or garbage food which could have been easily frozen and consumed weeks, if not months, later had only I frozen them before their expiration.

Fortunately, over the years I have learned to become a model freezer. It means that anytime I’m feeling lazy or haven’t been to the grocery in a while I can simply open my freezer door and put together breakfast, lunch or dinner from what’s inside. Fruits, veggies, broths, soups, stews, sauces, pancakes, waffles….the list is endless!

How to Freeze Foods video from weelicious.comPin

Watch this short How to Freeze Foods Video for a ton of tips on how to freeze everything from fresh foods, to nuts, cookies and more. Not only will you be able to salvage so much of your food and have it on hand for a later date when you need it, but you’ll be saving tons of money in the long run not having to replace food that’s gone to waste!

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. If you place items in a single layer on a baking sheet then they will not stick together when they’re frozen. If you throw everything into a bag at room temperature and then freeze, the items will more than likely stick together while freezing.

  2. Great video with awesome tips! Hope to someday be a reformed freezer under-utilizer!
    Question on why the need to take the extra step of freezing on a cookie sheet before transferring to a zipper bag? Thanks Weelicious – keep up the good work!

  3. Thanks for the great tips. I even use mason jars to freeze chicken broth. I do have a question. Do you reuse the zip top bags? I hate wasting them after one use and I don’t think you can recycle them (maybe I’m wrong). Also, what is the brand of the glass containers you use? I like all the colors and like you, I prefer glass over plastic.

  4. Thanks for these tips! I was wondering about glass. And thanks for letting us know that after 3 months, freezer burn will probably set in and you don’t want to keep freezing the food.

  5. Thank you so much for this thoughtful and important post. I have recently been trying hard to reduce my family’s food waste.

  6. You don’t need to chop banana to freeze if you want to use them for smoothies. A blender will chop them up easily. I also keep frozen bananas for future banana bread making. You can also freeze them with the skin on.

  7. Not one attempt on how to eliminate or at least reduce freezer burn. But then, the video was only 7 min.
    ……….. so many words……… so little said……..

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