Have you ever put a bunch of berries in a baggie and then put them in the freezer? What happened when you took them out of the freezer and wanted to use them? Did you end up with a brick of berries?
Here is the solution to that problem. Quick freezing. Basically, you freeze a single layer of the fruits or veggies on a cookie sheet and stick them in the freezer. In a few hours, you can take them off the tray and place them in baggies or containers.
This is easy and a real time saver when you are ready to cook. Your fruit or vegetables will all be individually frozen. I quick freeze many fruits and vegetables including berries, bananas, green pepper slices, and even diced celery.
One great way to use your frozen fruit is to make smoothies. You won’t even have to use ice this way. Plus, if you find a good deal on a fruit or veggie, then you can easily wash and freeze it this way for later use.
Quick freezing fruits and vegetables prior to putting them into a freezer bag or container works for me.