One of the best things about owning a
Vacuum Food Storage System is coming home after a hectic day to a fully-prepared,
home-cooked meal. All you do is heat and serve.
Making your own "frozen dinners" with the
System is a healthy, convenient, and affordable alternative to eating out, buying
expensive prepared foods, or using store-bought "convenience foods," which are often
loaded with fat and preservatives.
Tips for Preparing and Storing Make-Ahead Meals
- Planning your meals in advance offers all the advantages of good nutrition. You
have the ability to choose fresh, seasonal fruits, vegetables, and specialty items.
Vacuum-sealing preserves the nutrients and allows you to use these foods when you
choose, rather than rushing to use them up or waiting too long only to find they've
- With good planning, shopping for multiple meals takes about the same amount of time
as shopping for a single meal. With a good shopping list in hand, you can quickly
walk the aisles of your grocery store and complete the task in a minimum amount
of time. Save money by making a complete grocery list of all items required and
avoid the temptation to choose expensive, prepared foods.
- If possible, plan time for shopping and cooking in the same day. You'll have everything
at hand and ready to go. Two or three hours spent shopping and cooking will save
many additional hours over the weeks ahead.
- Wash and chop vegetables and/or fruit all at once for use in multiple recipes. Vacuum
seal, label, and date the bags and freeze excess fruits and vegetables. When needed
for soups, stews, omelets, or a dinner entrée, you'll have the chopped ingredients
conveniently at hand.
Label and date your meals as you vacuum seal and freeze each one. Note on a piece
of paper whether they are cooked or uncooked and what will be required to finish
preparation. Create a complete listing of your main dish meals or bulk foods and
keep it posted on the refrigerator. Cross off foods as they are used.