Posted by Mark McGill, RD
Happy New Year to all!
As a follow-up to my last post, here is a quick and easy way to make your own frozen meal.
The meal: pork loin roast, sweet potato and frozen mixed vegetables.
- Place leftovers in a freezer-friendly container (Figure 1) and cover (Figure 2).
- Freeze overnight (Figure 3). Why? Freezing first will prevent the food from being compressed and losing its shape when you vacuum seal it. Now, if you don’t mind “smushed” food, go ahead and seal it unfrozen (I have and don’t mind as it still tastes the same!)
- Place on a plate and vacuum seal (Figure 4).
- Label and place in freezer (Figure 5).
And there you go! You can reheat from frozen in the microwave or oven or thaw it for 1 day in the fridge and reheat it the next! Either way, you have a cheaper and healthier alternative to store-bought frozen meals or take-out the next time you’re in a pinch for what to have for dinner.
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