Freezing greens?

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Freezing greens?

Postby GeckoGarden » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:13 pm


Hi guys!
I'm about to have surgery here soon and I'm trying to make things as easy as possible on myself and my roommates should they have to step in and feed Ziva. While I was away for four days I premade little baggies for my roomamte to feed daily and that was super easy, but with surgery I'm not sure how long I'll be feeling crappy or if they will have to feed for me.

I've pre-chopped a large batch of collard and mustard greens, a small amount of mint, basil, kale, and some butternut squash as well.

Can I freeze this and not worry about it losing any nutritional value? I know freezing for some animals like guinea pigs is a no no but I wasn't sure about bearded dragons

Usually I just buy in bulk and feed what ever I need daily, I've never meal prepped before : )
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Re: Freezing greens?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:07 pm

I would think the mustard and other leafy greens would not freeze well --- mush when they thaw out--- others on here might have a idea
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Re: Freezing greens?

Postby JumpinJellyfish » Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:19 am

Freezing does deplete some important B vitamins, but for a short period it should be okay so that your friends can feed consistently. I have frozen collards, kale, turnip, and mustard greens (for smoothies, bit Beardie, but I have used them in a pinch, without issue). I wash, *dry*, cut the stalks off/out, chop the leaves, and freeze in a ziploc. I've had good luck with them. I wish you luck with your surgery!
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