Freezing greens?

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Freezing greens?

Postby SarahGekkou » Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:25 pm

Hey all. I'm sure many people have this problem, but I hate how much I end up throwing away when I buy my Beardie a bundle of greens. I feed her every day, but the stuff goes bad so quickly. Has anyone ever had any luck freezing and thawing their greens? I have a feeling it wouldnt work, but what are your guys' tips and tricks for reducing waste?
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Re: Freezing greens?

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:20 am

Some folks have seen good results prepping food ahead of time and then freezing it in ice cube trays. Then you can thaw the cubes as needed and it works pretty well. I've offered frozen (and thawed) peas before and they were just fine.

I store my greens by cutting the stems out and putting the leaves in a ziploc with a folded paper towel. Pull the air out and store it in the crisper drawer in the fridge. I usually get several weeks out of them that way. When I have leftover salads or veges about to go bad, I put them in my roach colony and the roaches make quick work of the leftovers.
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Re: Freezing greens?

Postby SarahGekkou » Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:59 am

CooperDragon wrote:Some folks have seen good results prepping food ahead of time and then freezing it in ice cube trays. Then you can thaw the cubes as needed and it works pretty well. I've offered frozen (and thawed) peas before and they were just fine.

I store my greens by cutting the stems out and putting the leaves in a ziploc with a folded paper towel. Pull the air out and store it in the crisper drawer in the fridge. I usually get several weeks out of them that way. When I have leftover salads or veges about to go bad, I put them in my roach colony and the roaches make quick work of the leftovers.


Good to know. I bought a bundle of turnip greens last night, and washed, chopped and bagged em up right away when I got home. I didnt think about the paper towel though. I suppose that'll absorb the excess moisture and prevent them from getting slimy. I'll add that when I get home tonight. Thanks for the tip!
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