We often have food left over and don't really know what to do with it. Some people just throw it away because they think it won't be suitable for lunch or dinner, but they are missing an opportunity because all prepared meals can be frozen.
Before freezing it, we need the food to reach room temperature. What does this mean? Basically stop being hot.
Once the temperature decreases, we can put the food into different types of container, such as a box with a lid. Don’t leave the food too long time outside of the refrigerator once it has cooled down to room temperature but aim to freeze it as soon as possible to avoid any problems.
Check that the container is properly closed for greater security and conservation. Prepared food can be frozen for 3-4 months but always check the food once defrosted to make sure it is in good condition.
Before you cook your frozen dish, you need to remove it from the freezer and give it time to defrost. Make sure that it is in good condition and then cook it using the minimum heat, to avoid it burning.
Another way to reduce food waste is to recycle leftover food, serving the leftovers for another meal. These are just some of the simple ways in which you can save scarce resources and help the environment.