Can I freeze my Blue Apron meals? (+7 Refrigeration hacks)

In this article, we will be discussing if you can freeze your Blue Apron meals. We will also be checking out a few hacks that you can use to keep your food fresher for a longer period of time in your refrigerator. We will also be mentioning some tips that you can use for your Blue Apron meal kits.

 Can I freeze my Blue Apron meals?

Yes, you can freeze your Blue Apron meals. The Blue Apron meal kits come in insulated boxes to preserve the freshness of the ingredients during transport. However, certain ingredients need to be cooked immediately or at least frozen, such as seafood and shellfish. Meat and poultry ingredients also need to be frozen immediately after delivery.

Refrigeration hacks for freshness

Most of us forget to thank our refrigerators for all the hard work they do in keeping our leftovers and other food items fresh for weeks, and sometimes even months. There are always more ways through which we can keep our foods much fresher through refrigeration. Some ways have been mentioned as follows.

Wash your berries

Berries contain plenty of nutrients and are tasty by themselves. Unfortunately, these goodies of nature can go bad pretty soon and this says something as they can be pretty expensive by the bunch. Before refrigeration, you might want to consider washing your berries in a little diluted vinegar.

Line your crisper

Another thing that you might want to consider is to line your vegetable crisper with some paper towels or kitchen towels. These will absorb the extra moisture that comes off your produce and keep them fresher and crisper for longer periods of time. This tip can do wonders for your next salad.

Keep certain fruits and veggies separate

It can be pretty tempting to toss all sorts of fruits and veggies together in the fridge. However, it is wise to keep certain fruits and veggies apart from each other. Some fruits like apples emit ethylene gas which can cause other produce to ripen soon and also rot sooner. If you do not have separate compartments, you can always use plastic bags.

Freeze your lemons

Another tip that you can do is to freeze your lemons and limes. Lemon juice and lemon zest can be miraculous for certain dishes and can even resurrect dead flavors, but often go bad pretty soon if left on the countertop. Freezing them can keep them fresh for months together. So, the next time that you find a sale on lemons, don’t forget to grab an armful.

 Avoid opening you fridge often

Proper refrigeration only occurs if the door stays closed. However, we are often so curious about the internal anatomy of our refrigerator that we continuously open the door. This can also lead to premature spoilage of foods. To satisfy your curiosity, you can use a fridge magnet to attach a list of the existing foods in the refrigerator.

Leave space between the containers

While storing things in your refrigerator make sure that there is enough space between the containers. This is to ensure that there is enough room for the cold air to pass between the containers. Overcrowding your fridge will disallow the cold air from touching all the sides of your containers and can lead to spoilage.

Use high-quality Tupperware

If you are refrigerating your leftovers on a regular basis, ditch the plastic bag and seriously invest in some high quality Tupperware. Also, make sure that the containers have a nice fitting rubber lid to prevent any of the flavors or aromas from leaking and contaminating other foods in the fridge.

Tips to use in Blue Apron

Blue Apron meal kits can be a great solution if you are looking for taste and health in a meal kit. A few tips that you can use when your next Blue Apron meal kit arrives have been showcased in the section below.

  • In case the meal kit contains seafood, like shellfish or fish, make sure that you are freezing them immediately or start cooking immediately as these can spoil very easily.
  • If you are not going to be at home when the meal kit arrives, make sure that there is a cool and secure place for the delivery person to keep your meal kit box. The place should also be secure enough to keep rodents and pests away from snacking on your meal kit while you are absent.
  • While preparing with meat from Blue Apron, make sure that you are using different knives and cutting boards for this. If you are going to use the same cutting board for cutting your vegetables and your meat, you will be risking a lot of cross-contamination.
  • Wash your produce thoroughly before you are cooking with it. While Blue Apron ensures that the veggies are clean and fresh, you can increase your safety by thoroughly washing and scrubbing your veggies under running water. Give particular attention to root vegetables like carrots and potatoes.

Other FAQs about Blue Apron that you may be interested in.

Can I do Blue Apron every other week?

Can I delete my Blue Apron account? 

Did Amazon buy Blue Apron?

Conclusion

In this article, we have discussed if you can freeze your Blue Apron meals. We have also checked out a few hacks that you can use to keep your food fresher for a longer period of time in your refrigerator. We have also mentioned some tips that you can use for your Blue Apron meal kits.

If you like this article, please post your comments and questions below.

Citations

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Apron

https://pitchbook.com/profiles/company/55279-54

https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/blue-apron

https://www.bloomberg.com/profile/company/0717287D:US

https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/APRN/profile/

https://craft.co/blue-apron

https://www.bosch-home.in/experience-bosch/living-with-bosch/fresh-reads/7-simple-hacks-to-keep-your-fridge-fresh-and-organised

https://www.self.com/story/genius-hacks-make-fresh-food-last-longer

https://food52.com/blog/22562-best-fridge-storage-hacks

https://www.searshomeservices.com/blog/5-genius-hacks-to-make-food-last-longer-in-the-fridge

Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.