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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

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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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