Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tuesday Tips - Freezing Fruit

We've been very fortunate these past few weeks to find incredibly delicious fresh fruit at Costco. However we haven't been able to get through all of it quite as quickly as I'd like. I hate the idea of wasting such delicious bites so I like to freeze them before they turn ugly on me. 

Although we obviously prefer fresh fruit, frozen fruit is perfect for smoothies, oatmeal and dropped into yogurt or pancakes!  

I usually lay the washed and dried fruit on a flat pan and place in the freezer for an hour or so before putting it in a ziplock baggie for storage. This allows the fruit to freeze individually and stay loose in a bag therefore you don't have one big glob of fruit frozen in a bag! 

I know I don't have them pictured here, but I love doing this same thing with green grapes and bananas.  Our grocery store sells browned bananas for a steal so I grab a bunch at a time to freeze and use for smoothies and baking. Did you know that frozen green grapes are actually an easy and satisfying snack right out of the freezer!

Check back over the next few weeks for tips on traveling with a toddler, organizing gift cards and why I always have a straw tucked in with my cutting boards!

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