Foodie Friday: Organizing Frozen Foods

Do you have a system for organizing your freezer? I didn't but now that I'm freezing and storing baby food, I needed to re-evaluate how my freezer is organized. This is what I've come up with and it's working so far!

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1) extra-large ice cube trays - I use these to freeze baby food. I use Joie ones and they are amazing. Not only are the cubes large and fit 2 ounces of food each, they come with a cover which means I can stack them on top of each other.

2) Soups - As a twin mama, it's always helpful to have quick meals prepared. When I had family visiting (aka entertaining the babies), I made three batches of soup and froze them in single servings. My mom taught me this trick of freezing soups or sauces in freezer bags so they take up less space and can lay flat. I pull out a single serving of soup to have for lunch and all I have to do is heat it up!

3) Baby Food - After the baby food has frozen, I pop out the cubes and put them in freezer bags for easy access. I keep the bags labeled and stacked in a container. Right now, we have peaches, carrots, peas, green beans, sweet potato, and butternut squash frozen and ready to go.

4) Breastmilk - I make sure to pump and keep milk in the freezer just in case. I use Medela Pump and Save Breast Milk Bags and they've been working out well. I store all the bags in a container now. Before my reorganization, bags of milk would fall out of the freezer every time I opened it!

5) Large containers of baby food - our family lives a two hour drive away so I take these when we go visit overnight. These little containers are 4 ounces each. I label these containers with dry erase markers which will easily wipe off.

6) Frozen dinners - right now I have lasagna rolls stocked up in single servings. Again, as a busy twin mama, it's important to me to have easy to access lunches and dinners! Look for my lasagna roll recipe soon!

On the door of our freezer, I store bags of frozen fruit for smoothies and ice packs. I also always have sliced bread for grilled cheese or avocado toast!

 

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