smart spending

9 ways to save money on food preservation

Freeze food
Next
Slide 4 of 10
Back
Freeze food

Purchase ground beef and chicken in bulk when it's on sale. Then cook the meat in bulk before freezing, suggests Mary Ann Kelley of Menus4Moms.com, a website offering weekly dinner menus and cooking resources.

"Getting dinner on the table is a lot faster when you don't have to prepare raw meat as part of the process, and with freezer space at a premium, cooked meat takes up less than half the space to store as opposed to raw meat," Kelley says. If you sautee peppers and onions alongside the meat, you'll cut out a step on a busy weeknight and clear out your fridge.

Leftover soups also freeze well as long as they're not cream-based or already have been cooked with pasta or rice. If so, they'll get mushy. However, tomato-based sauces freeze well. By making food preservation part of your routine, summer's (on-sale, in-season) fruit can be frozen in freezer bags and used for smoothies.


Next
Slide 4 of 10
Back

 

 

 

advertisement

Show Bankrate's community sharing policy
          Connect with us
MORTGAGE HOME EQUITY AUTO CDs CREDIT CARDS
Product Rate Change Last week
30 year fixed, 0 point 4.27%  0.05 4.22%
15 year fixed, 0 point 3.27% --0.00 3.27%
5/1 ARM 3.35%  0.13 3.48%
 
View Rates in your area Next
Product Rate Change Last week
30K FICO-based HELOC 4.38%  0.08 4.46%
50K FICO-based HELOC 4.11%  0.06 4.17%
100K FICO-based HELOC 3.96%  0.03 3.93%
 
View Rates in your area Next
Product Rate Change Last week
60 month used car loan 2.73% --0.00 2.73%
48 month used car loan 2.97%  0.04 2.93%
60 month new car loan 3.22%  0.05 3.17%
 
View Rates in your area Next
Product Rate Change Last week
1 Year CD 0.90%  0.02 0.92%
2 Year CD 1.09% --0.01 1.08%
5 Year CD 1.74% --0.00 1.74%
 
View Rates in your area Next
Product Rate Change Last week
Balance Transfer Cards 15.67%  0.02 15.65%
Cash Back Cards 16.36%  0.03 16.33%
Low Interest Cards 10.87% --0.00 10.87%
 
Next
advertisement
FRUGAL NEWSLETTER

Discover new ways to cut costs and save more every day. Reduce your spending, not life’s pleasures. Delivered weekly.

advertisement
Partner Center
advertisement

Connect with us