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How Long Can You Store Meat in the Refrigerator and Freezer?

Meal Prep Hack: This Is How Long You Can Keep Meat in the Fridge and Freezer

There's nothing worse than having to toss spoiled food that you recently prepared or just bought. To avoid that kind of situation, Shannon Eng (aka caligirlgetsfit) shared a handy cheat sheet on Instagram showing the optimal storage times for beef, chicken, and salmon. Use this as a reference to prevent your meal-prep efforts from going to waste!

Beef

Fridge: Three to five days (raw)
Freezer: Six to 12 months (raw)

Fridge: Three to four days (cooked)
Freezer: Two to six months (cooked)

Chicken

Fridge: One to two days (raw)
Freezer: Nine months (raw)

Fridge: Three to four days (cooked)
Freezer: Two to six months (cooked)

Salmon

Fridge: One to two days (raw)
Freezer: Six to eight months (raw)

Fridge: Three to four days (cooked)
Freezer: Two to six months (cooked)

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