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How Long Can You Store Food in the Freezer?

Here's Exactly How Long Your Meal Prep Can Survive in the Freezer

A healthy eating journey relies a lot on preparation. Whether that means having smoothie packs ready to blend for breakfast or preportioning your snacks out for the week, meal prep doesn't just save you time, it also circumvents the urges you can get to either skip a meal or grab something not so healthy.

If your quest to eat healthier involves mastering the meal prep essentials, you'd better learn how long you can freeze your healthy food staples for. Read on for a guide on just how long your food should be in the freezer.

Food Duration (months)
Turkey/ pork mince 3-4 months
Chicken/ turkey pieces 9 months
Steak 6-12 months
Lean fish (eg. cod, bass) 6 months
Fatty fish (eg. salmon, tuna) 2-3 months
Yogurt 1-2 months
Eggs (raw) 1 month
Cottage cheese 1 month
Milk 3-6 months
Fruit 9-12 months
Citrus fruits 3 months
Vegetables 8-12 months
Soups 2-3 months
Rice (cooked) 3 months
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