How To Freeze Spinach Easily & Tips On How You Can Use Your Frozen Spinach!

How To Freeze Spinach Easily & Tips On How You Can Use Your Frozen Spinach!

We all know that greens are important for us. As far as salad greens go, for as long as I can remember, spinach has been my green of choice. The problem was, for the longest time, almost every time I would buy a container of spinach, no matter how big or small the container was,  I would end up having to throw away at least some of it. I would get so frustrated and for awhile contemplated whether or not I stop buying it altogether. Spinach can be expensive and what’s the point of buying it if it eventually ends up in the trash anyway, right? It’s just a waste of money at that point.

Thankfully, this is not an issue that I have anymore. These days freezing spinach, that is on the brim of going bad, really helps me to avoid wasting it. I found that freezing spinach was a great solution for me and I believe that it can be the same for you too. If this is something that you are struggling with I wanted to come on today and show you step by step how to freeze spinach and four ways that you can use your spinach once it’s frozen.

How To Freeze Spinach

Step 1:

Put your spinach in a freezer bag big enough to comfortably fit the amount of spinach that you are freezing.

Step 2:

Press out all of the air in the bag.

Step 3:

Zip the freezer bag.

Step 4:

Label the freezer bag (so you know what is in the bag once it is frozen).

 

Step 5:

Store your spinach in the freezer for later use.

4 Ways To Use Your Frozen Spinach

Smoothies:

Frozen spinach is great for smoothies. If you have never added frozen spinach to a smoothie it may seem like a weird thing to do, but you should really try it. The amazing thing about spinach is that you can’t taste it at all when it’s blended into a smoothie. By throwing some spinach into your fruit smoothie, you get some veggies in with little effort. Another benefit of using frozen spinach is it helps to make the smoothie colder, which is a plus.

Eggs:

Frozen spinach is perfect to throw into omelets and egg scrambles. It’s an easy way to get some greens in at breakfast quickly.

Pasta Dishes:

Frozen spinach is great for pasta dishes. If making a pasta dish stovetop, all you have to do is mix in the spinach about three minutes before your dish is completely finished. If you are making a baked pasta dish, all you would need to do is mix the spinach with the rest of your ingredients right before you transfer it to your casserole dish. Adding frozen spinach to your pasta dishes is a great thing to do for those times when you want a little extra veg in your meal, with minimal effort.

Stir Fry:

Another amazing way to use frozen spinach is to mix it into pretty much any stir-fry that you are making. Chicken stir-fry, shrimp stir-fry, beef stir-fry… it really doesn’t matter what type of stir-fry you are making, chances are frozen spinach will work perfectly. Because spinach cooks so fast, all you really are looking to do is heat it through. With at in mind, you’ll want to add it to your stir- fry when it is almost done cooking.

 

I hope you found some value in this post and that it gave you some good ideas for how you can avoiding wasting your spinach. Are there any other foods that you would like tips on freezing? If so, comment below or send me an email at timmeisha@simplyastressfreekithen.com.

 

P.S. If you are wanting to start meal planning, but often get overwhelmed while doing so, get my free 7 Steps To Simple Meal Planning Checklist. It will simplify the whole process for you, by guiding you through from start to finish. 

 

XO,

Timmeisha

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