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Freezing Cooked Food for Future Meals: Freezer Bag Tips

Alice Henneman, MS, RD, Extension Educator & Dietitian
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Lancaster County
Joyce Jensen, Registered Environmental Health Specialist
Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department

A simple quick-cooking technique is to make extra food at one meal for future meals. Or, to prepare food ahead and freeze for enjoying at a later time. One easy method of freezing foods, including liquid foods such as soups and stews, is to freeze them in freezer bags. Following are some general freezing tips, followed by specific tips for freezing in freezer bags.