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Preserving foods while we stay-at-home

Posted at 8:39 AM, Mar 26, 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — During our time indoors, we may be wanting to limit our time going to the grocery stores or even eat out at restaurants.

KRIS 6 spoke to Coastal Bend Food Bank's Dietician, Kate Hilliard, about preserving certain foods that can last six months up to a whole year.

"Getting back into the kitchen as oppose to eating out, and now we’re kind of forced to do that," Hilliard said. "So in a way we’re going to eat a lot healthier if we’re eating at home and cooking our own meals."

Hilliard says you can freeze almost any produce, including breads, and meats.

The Coastal Bend Food Bank posted this picture on their Facebook page.

Hilliard says when freezing foods in bags, to always get as much air out as possible. This will help prevent foods from getting freezer burn.
However, if your foods do get freezer burn, she says although the quality may not be there, some of those items can be used in sauces and soups.

If there's one food item to always keep in your kitchen, Hilliard says it is flour!
This is because you can always use it as a thickening agent, make homemade bread, tortillas, or any other food items.