Is it really about to be 2019? This time two years ago I prepped for the “new year” “new me”. At the time I didn’t know that a serious commitment to weight loss and health would be a part of that. In late February/ early March of 2016 I embarked on another of many weight loss journeys, but it was different this time. I share more insight about it on the site.
One of the 10 things I attributed to the sustainable weight loss and healthier lifestyle in the How I’ve Kept it Off Post was freezer prepping. When I wrote that post I listed the items in no particular order. In hindsight however, making that list two years post the date I started this journey, freezing my food would be at the top of the list.I got into freezer prepping in a really organic way. I was tired of my yummy bread going bad so I started freezing it. The first thing, good 'ol bread, go figure! For the most part, because I’m just feeding myself and I won’t finish an entire loaf before it expires often times it would go to waste. So I guess my undying love for bread is what kind of kick started it and over time the value in freezer prepping materialized for that reason and others:
All of these things have made freezer prepping a staple for me. There are other benefits and tips and I can go on and on about them, but I’ll stop here and resume in part two.
Really you just learn as you go and you figure out what works for YOU. I’ll admit I went crazy at first, prepping a thousand things in one weekend and freezing them. I was prepping to have everything I liked in the freezer at once. I’ve since found a more reasonable way to go about it. I can go weeks at a time without prepping because I have sufficient options.
But until the next edition of the Freeze Queen where I’ll share:
- What I have frozen at any given time
- My favorite things to freeze
- The 'what to freeze' and 'what now to freeze'
- The nutritional value of your frozen food
- How to package and portion it
P.S. I’m going to find a way to make “freezer prep” sound more stylish and fashionable b/c as is, it sounds “cold” (pun intended) and boring. It's really cool though I promise, put your food in your cute stylish bowl, warm it up and it's tasty and healthy!