FRUGAL STORAGE SOLUTIONS:
Smoothies are a breakfast staple in my home, so there’s no shortage of 32oz. yogurt containers. Instead of throwing these in the trash, I simple wash them and use them for storing cooked food. They are the perfect size for 1-2 pounds of ground or shredded meat. It works well to hold soups, stews or a 1 serving lunch.
I would love it if I owned a kitchen scale, but since I am not willing to purchase one I have had to come up with an alternative way to figure out how much food was enough for each dinner. A 1-cup measure works perfectly for this. I have learned that it takes between 4-5 cups of diced or shredded meat to make a dinner for my family.
Make sure that all of the tops are secure. You will need a clear shelf in your freezer to store these. Each of these 13 containers holds enough ground turkey for one dinner for my family of six.
One shelf in my side by side freezer is able to comfortably hold 12 containers. If I was pressed for space I would use ziploc bags as well. With the ziploc bags I would freeze the meat flat and slid it in beside the containers; therefore eliminating wasted space.
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