I’ve recently partnered with FoodSaver– the #1 best selling vacuum sealing brand. I got the FoodSaver FM2000 Vacuum Sealing System to help me preserve my food and minimize food waste! You can use it to seal FoodSaver zipper bags, canisters, or containers. They even have an attachment that you can purchase to use with mason jars! Whether you want to make prep-ahead meals, store leftovers, or freeze meats and produce for longer periods of time, the FoodSaver is the best way to save $$$ and eliminate food waste. It saves up to $2700 per year based on buying in bulk, on sale and preventing waste. It also helps that it’s ETL safety certified and has a 5 year limited warranty!
Something I notice I waste too much of are avocados – aka one of my favorite foods that I purchase weekly. It seems we get such a short time frame of ripeness when it comes to avocados. I love getting them on sale (because this is not a cheap addiction I have lol) but it really doesn’t make sense to when you can’t eat them all at their peak ripeness. There’s only so much guac and avo toast a girl can eat.
My favorite thing about the FoodSaver has been preserving my ripe avocados. I half my avocados and vacuum seal them in a small bag. You can do separate bags or put them all in the same bag – I make sure to cut my bag carefully so I can re-seal after taking an avocado out so I don’t use too many bags. I vacuum seal my bag then store it in my fridge. I’ve had them in there for 4 days and they’re still holding strong! Pretty epic, right?
Another thing I’ve been loving with my FoodSaver is freezer slow-cooker meals. So basically, prep all your ingredients – throw it in a Food Saver Bag or one of their meal-prep containers, vacuum seal, and throw it in the freezer for when you’re ready for a quick dinner. Right now I have my chicken pineapple tinga tacos stored in the freezer and ready to go in the crock-pot whenever! It’s such a great feeling having easy dinners ready to go for busy days.
For the chicken tinga tacos I add 3 skinless and boneless chicken breasts (about 1.5 lbs) seasoned with salt and pepper to a Food Saver bag. With 2 chopped chipotles in adobo sauce, a 14 oz. can of fire roasted diced tomatoes, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1 clove of minced garlic, 1/2 tsp cumin, and a pinch of salt. Vacuum seal the bag and freeze it until you’re ready to use it! I just thaw it in the fridge the night before I’m ready to eat it. Then I throw it in the crock-pot and cook on low for 4-5, (mine is perfect after 4 hours) shred the chicken with a fork and top it in tortillas with cilantro, diced pineapple, and sliced avocado! SO yummy.
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