According to the Love Food Hate Waste campaign, in the UK we throw away 7 million tonnes of food and drink from our homes every year, which costs us a whopping £12.5bn! Freezing leftovers or food that's about to go off will cut your shopping bill... And you can freeze more foods than you'd think!
Freeze in small portion-sized quanities – a six-pinter will take forever to defrost in the fridge!
Works well as full cloves, or crushed. But be sure to store in an airtight container to avoid a whiffy freezer!
Cooked rice needs to be cooled and put in the freezer as soon as possible, and reheated thoroughly.
Chop them up first and bung them in a freezer bag. Perfect to use in a quick mid-week spag bol or chilli.
Yep, eggs! But don’t just stick the whole carton in. You’ll need to whisk them first.
It’s easy to accidentally cook too much pasta. Pop leftovers in the freezer to eat another day.
A delicious frozen pud that feels like a naughty treat.
They’ll keep in there for two months. No more stale snacks!
You’ll want to grate it first, and store in an airtight container.
If by some miracle you have leftover cake, cut into slices and freeze.
Pour into ice cube trays before freezing. Pop straight into recipes that call for a slug!
Chop them up and remove the seeds first.
Make coffee ice cubes for a refreshing cold coffee drink come summer.