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Meal Hacks for Storing Sauces Soup and Chilli

Updated on April 30, 2019
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Cheryl works with organizations that provide assistance to the needy. She enjoy sharing life hacks that save readers time, effort and money.

Soup and chili in ip lock freezer bags
Soup and chili in ip lock freezer bags

Time savers are a must

In today's fast-paced society, most women lead very busy lives. They are finding out that they are unable to take the time and effort to prepare meals, as their grandmothers were once able to do. The rushing world and your own hectic lifestyle, does not, however, have to interfere with healthy eating. There are a number of time-saving methods, that when utilized on a regular basis, will de-stress your life. These simple meal hacks will decrease the processing time for soups, salads, and chili. You will find that short cuts are an absolute must in this microwave world we live in today.

Another issue is that can be time-consuming, is thawing out frozen items. I've seen people running hot water on plastic containers, or sitting them in boiling water in the sink. I know women who microwave their frozen meals to get them ready before eating. This can be messy or the food may not thaw completely. There are ways to decrease the time it takes for often this lengthy process with a few quick and simple life hacks, You will find that you can shorten the thawing time for liquids such as chili, soups, and sauces. Food hacks can make a world of difference and also decrease the time it takes for processing meals that contain meat.

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Meal Hacks For Storing Liquid Products

When it comes to storing soups, Chili and Salads you will find meal hacks to be very beneficial. Most people place liquid foods in plastic storage containers, which can take up a lot of space in the refrigerator and the freezer. When you are ready for your meal, you also have to wait a while before the containers thaw out. Making the choice to switch to Ziplock freezer bags, will allow you to have extra space to place other foods, as well decrease preparation time.

By stack the Ziplock bags one on top of the other like on a bookshelf, you will be giving yourself a little more space. Take notice of this advantage and compare to when you used Tupperware or similar products. When you remove your liquid food products, the time it takes to thaw them will be shortened because all you have to do is run hot water over them. Your sauces, chili or soup will also be ready for use in a much shorter time, than it would have taken, if you had frozen them in a plastic container. or Tupperware.

Additional food hacks

In addition to storing chili, sauces, and soups in zip lock bags there are a few meal hacks to save time if you utilize meat. Consider using a meal delivery service every now and then. This way you get the benefits of eating out while dining right in your own home Door Dash, Uber Eats, and Grub Hub deliver for almost all popular dine-in estaurants and fast food businesses. I. myself and other family members have had success with all three. When you do decide you want to cook meat for a meal, make sure to take it out of the freezer and allow it to thaw overnight. This way it will be ready when you decide you want to cook. There is nothing worse than trying to thaw a meant product in a hurry.

There are other meal hacks that include reusing leftovers, utilizing a slow cooker and preparing enough food over the weekend to last for the entire next week. Each of these will save time, prevent throwing away food, and ensure that your busy week will not leave your family hungry. Leftovers can be rewarmed or turned into a casserole or salad. I had a great aunt who would put all of her leftover food into a casserole dish, place it in the oven and have a delicious new meal. When cooking over the weekend make one or two main courses. This way you can add sides along the way. Consider healthy casseroles or Lasagna as the main dish.

My daughter recently had her dad and me over for Sunday dinner and gave us some of the leftovers to take home. Thsi way no food goes to waste. The next two mornings I had a delicious healthy breakfast of cauliflower and cheese, (which my daughter had baked to resemble mac and cheese), broccoli and mashed potatoes and gravy. If you decide to utilize any or all of these ideas on a regular basis you will save time and not have to be stressed regarding what you will eat. There will be no need to figure out 3 meals a day seven days a week.


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      Pamela Oglesby 

      13 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I do use Ziplock bags for storage because they do thaw out easier and take up less space. I have never had a meal delivery, except for pizza delivery, and that is a good idea. I want to check out your suggestions. I like this article, and i sometimes forget to get things out the night before. LOL

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