1. Frozen Berries
Thankfully, frozen berries are similar in nutritional value to fresh berries and can last in the freezer for up to 6 months!
2. Frozen Meat & Poultry
Freezing meat and poultry is an excellent way to avoid food waste, since they can spoil easily if left in the refrigerator. Frozen beef can last in the freezer for up to 12 months, while poultry can last up to 9 months.
3. Frozen Veggies
Like frozen berries, veggies can spoil quickly and easily. Veggies can last in the freezer for up to 8 months.
4. Nuts (In The Shell)
Nuts that are still in their shell have an extended shelf life. Buy nuts like almonds, peanuts, walnuts, and pecans in the shell. It’s extra work, but it’s better for long-term storage.
Whole popcorn can be stored for up to 2 years at room temperature. Packaged instant popcorn contains unhealthy ingredients and fats, while whole popcorn is entirely natural. Preparing your own popcorn let’s you control the ingredients you consume.
6. Protein Powder
High-quality whey protein can be quite costly. However, larger containers are usually offered at cheaper price points. These typically expire 8 to 18 months after initial purchase.
Secret: Many foods can be purchased in bulk at cheaper price points. Stocking up on nutritious, non-perishable food items ensures that you always have ingredients to make delicious and healthy meals and snacks!