Here is the MVP of the kitchen!
These brilliant hacks are perfect for the home cook. By using a simple Ziploc bag you can easily make delicious meals for starters.
Use the Ziploc bags to help flavor your meat or make homemade ice cream with your kids!
Not only can you use these tips for saving time with quick clean ups, meal prep ideas, and fast ready to go meals, in addition you will save money as well. Your wallet will definitely thank you!
Let’s Get Bagging!
Omelette in a Bag
Found from Favorite Family Recipes
I love this recipe! It’s perfect to have kids make their own omelette that they will love to make and eat. I have the best memories making omelettes in a bag during camp outs growing up. Put the egg mixture into boiling water and cook for a couple of minutes. That’s it! Its so easy!
Smoothie Prep Packs
Found from Clean Food Crush
These smoothie packs are perfect for meal planning! Once a week I cut fresh fruit (or some frozen fruit, whatever is not in season) then place the combinations into Ziploc bags. Most of the time I write what is in the bags so I know what is being blended up!
How to Save Wine for Cooking
Found from Budget Bytes
So sometimes we all have a little bit of wine leftover at the bottom of the bottles. This is where the perfect hack comes in. If you love to cook meats and make sauces, place the wine into a Ziploc bag and freeze the wine until you are ready to cook. Use this wine to deglaze the pan after cooking your chicken or steak, add a TBSP of cold butter and you instantly have an insanely good wine sauce.
How to Frost Cupcakes Like a Pastry Queen
Found from Eat Live Run
This helped me achieve many cupcake orders when I was in a crunch for time. Use a large gallon Ziploc bag, cut one corner slightly and place one of these piping tips into the small hole. Then scooping your delicious frosting into the bag, squeeze the air out and start piping away! You’ll be a cake pro in no time!
7 Chicken Marinade Recipes Use Can Freeze
Found from Sweet Peas and Saffron
These 7 chicken marinades are perfect for easy weeknight meals. Place the chicken in the gallon bags, then add the marinade, once the marinades are mixed place the bags into the freezer. The freezing will stop the chicken from marinating then once you thaw the chicken it will begin to marinade again. How easy is that! Perfect for a quick 30 minute weeknight meal!
Found from Make the Best of Everything
This one is for the kids and adults. It’s so easy to mix your own yogurt flavors and place them into these awesome Zipsicle bags. It’s even better to freeze for the hot days. I use these for the adults as well by making my own Frose (frozen rose) packs for a refreshing treat!
Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream in a Bag
Found from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
How cool is this! Within minutes you can easily make homemade delicious creamy ice cream in a bag! By using 2 Ziploc bags, ice, rock salt, and 5 simple ingredients including fresh strawberries you (and your kids) will be enjoying homemade ice cream in no time!
How to Vacuum Seal Meat with Just a Bucket of Water
Found from Little Things
Talk about a genius hack! This has saved me hundreds of dollars on my grocery bill! By vacuum sealing my meat and produce I am able to save my groceries longer than usual. It’s a brilliant way to keep my cost low and my wallet full! On and the meat tastes even better because I can infused more flavor into the meats! Like thyme or rosemary and garlic on steak!
These 8 genius hacks using Ziploc bags have really helped me out in the kitchen. If you only get one thing from this guide take away how easy it is to save money and your time.
By prepping smoothie packs ahead of time and vacuum sealing your meats and produce will save you big money over the long run.
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