Too much meat for the barbecue?
Have a tray of beef, pork, or chicken, but you don't need it all for one meal? While it's still fresh, separate, label, and freeze.
Pre-plan and estimate how much meat/veges will be eaten. For large barbecue parties, divide uncooked items into batches and only keep one batch out of the fridge at a time, to keep food at its freshest.
Become a freezer champion
Buying in bulk and freezing fresh ingredients is a great way to save money, reduce food and packaging waste, reduce travel emissions to the supermarket, and reduce meal prep time – all in one!
Label and date each item. This will help you remember what you’ve got later down the line, and let other household members know what’s in the freezer.
To save space, repack items into containers that stack neatly so you can use all corners of your freezer.
Freeze items as soon as you can with the coldest temperature possible. Avoid slow freezing if possible as that will lower the quality of the food by damaging its cells.
Check out Love Food Hate Waste's guide to freezing leftovers.