Thoughts on frozen greens?

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Thoughts on frozen greens?

Postby DragonPete » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:25 pm

Hi all.
Curious as to how other beardie slaves feel about using frozen greens, thawed of course, when unable to get to the store. I have mobility issues that flare up at times and getting out to the store can be a problem.
I'm not thinking as a steady diet! But wonder if it would be ok occasionally and worth keeping a bag of frozen collards or turnip greens in the freezer for just those times.
Thoughts and opinions appreciated. 🤗
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Re: Thoughts on frozen greens?

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:43 pm

I'd say go for it. I sometimes include frozen food like peas in the salad. I've read of some folks setting up salad in ice cube trays and freezing it so they can just take a cube out, thaw it, and serve.

For shorter term storage, I've had good luck storing greens in the crisper drawer. When I get greens home from the store I wash them, cut the stems out (and feed those to the roaches) and take the halves and put them in a ziploc with a folded piece of paper towel. Compress the air out and seal it. Put the bag in the crisper. I can keep greens fresh for several weeks that way, sometimes longer. When I want to serve it, I just take a leaf or two out, tear it up or chop it, and put it in the food dish.
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Re: Thoughts on frozen greens?

Postby DragonPete » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:27 pm

CooperDragon wrote:I'd say go for it. I sometimes include frozen food like peas in the salad. I've read of some folks setting up salad in ice cube trays and freezing it so they can just take a cube out, thaw it, and serve.

For shorter term storage, I've had good luck storing greens in the crisper drawer. When I get greens home from the store I wash them, cut the stems out (and feed those to the roaches) and take the halves and put them in a ziploc with a folded piece of paper towel. Compress the air out and seal it. Put the bag in the crisper. I can keep greens fresh for several weeks that way, sometimes longer. When I want to serve it, I just take a leaf or two out, tear it up or chop it, and put it in the food dish.


When I can get fresh greens by the bunch, they last for weeks. Recently store only had prewashed precut bags of greens and they are lucky to last a week. Yesterday Petey had shredded sweet potato, sliced string beans and cubed yellow squash. I tossed out the greens. Times like that I wished I had some frozen, better than none. Bought more today which should hold a week when I am able to do more shopping.
I have thawed an occasional strawberry or couple blueberries, but he doesn't care much for fruit, fresh or frozen. I tried to add a little extra something but his greens and squashes are the only things that for sure get eaten. Besides superworms of course. 😆
Thanks hon.
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