I skip the ham because it is usually high in salt, but freezing turkey slices, chicken slices and even roast beef slices is all great. 3 slices of Deli roast beef is about 150 calories, so I divide things up before freezing so they are easy to gab and I know what the calorie content is.
Another idea would be to bake a whole chicken on the weekend and remove from the bone and freeze the cooked chicken to use in casseroles during the week...
You can also freeze cookies, butter, mozerella cheese, cream cheese, chocolates, lox, bread...Brownies & Cookies, nuts, flour, milk... Just put them in resealable bags or storage containers with tight fitting lids
I've tried it, and I found that the texture is what changes....it's kind of gross. I always buy just enough to last about 3-4 days anyway. After that, it's PB if someone really wants a sandwich.
5/16/13 7:10 A
I've frozen packages of meat and used it in various ways. Cannot remember if I've used it in sandwiches, though.
I'm sure like the other person said - if you're OK with the texture afterwards; go for it
Fitness Minutes: (39,871)
25,212 5/16/13 3:15 A
I agree with the previous poster - the texture DOES change on cured meats. The taste can change slightly on chicken etc. but unless you are really 'in' to food, as in have a good pallet, a lot of people can't tell the difference much.
Plain roast chicken or turkey would be fine. Ham and anything else that's processed depends on how picky you are. If meat has been salted or cured, the texture changes when you freeze it. I personally don't mind/barely notice, but some people find it a little mushy. My recommendation would be to buy just one very small extra serving when it's super-cheap and try it. If you don't like it, don't do it again.
And it's just a question of taste. It won't hurt you in any way.
I like to buy things in bulk when I can. There is usually a really good price on a certain deli meat each week - does anyone know if I can buy a few week's worth of sliced ham or turkey and freeze it? I've never tried it and think it would be fine, but I want to ask first..
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.