For Day 1 of my 29 days of frugal living challenge, I’m doing a simple little quick tip that you all might already do…freeze your own fruit (and veggies).
I’ve mentioned this before, but Dole pineapples are $1 each at Aldi right now. Usually they are about $3-$4, so this is an amazing deal. Plus, if you are trying to eat organic, pineapples are on the “clean 15” list…meaning that there really is no need to buy organic in this case. So, I went and bought 4 pineapple and decided to cut it up and freeze it.
Here’s how to do it. Cut off the top and bottom
Cut off all of the outer skin
Slice into fourths
Cut off the center core (not pictured) it will be the harder portion of the flesh…the pointy part of each fourth. Cut into chunks.
Spread the chunks on a baking sheet and freeze.
Once frozen, store in a freezer bag in the freezer. I tried this without freezing the chunks individually on the baking sheet first and it definitely froze all in one huge chunk in the bag. If you do it this way, each chunk is perfectly separate.
Here is the cost breakdown:
1 small bag of store bought frozen pineapple: $3.
1 large freezer bag of pineapple that I froze myself: $1.
Love it! And I came up with an AMAZING smoothie by accident. It’s a pina colada green smoothie and it’s delicious. I can’t wait to share it with you.