One of the best ways to be sure you have healthy food at hand on the road is to freeze meals and/or ingredients at home and keep them frozen in a cooler or your in-cab fridge/freezer.
However, freezing foods requires some attention. Here are some tips to ensure what you freeze and eventually eat remains as fresh, nutritious, tasty and safe as it was before freezing it:
- Know how long you can keep each type of food in the freezer before it goes bad
- Freeze foods at the peak of its ripeness/freshness
- Liquids expand when frozen so leave enough room in the container (Remember what happened to that can of soda you left in your car last winter?)
- Some foods don’t freeze well, among them eggs in their shells or potatoes