Ziploc Perfect Portions: Nothing Goes to Waste and a Giveaway

As a child I have no memory of eating leftovers. Isn’t that odd? Certainly my mother cooked dinner every night, but I have no recollection of her serving the same meal two nights in a row. Well, perhaps it isn’t so odd when you consider that I spent part of my childhood in England where we had a teeny fridge, which was only slightly larger than a dorm fridge. My mother was forced to shop every day, since there was little space in the fridge for food storage.

By comparison my home is chocked full of food storage units — one fridge in the kitchen and one in the garage — as well as a freezer. Like many moms and dads, I would be lost without my freezer. Squeezed in among the frozen foods and desserts are my saving grace. What is this saving grace?

I would be totally and utterly lost without freezer storage bags. In fact top on my list each major shopping trip is purchasing storage bags of different sizes. I store beef, chicken, and Italian sausages that I buy in bulk. I individually store the right amount for dinner. I love knowing that all I need to do is reach in to the freezer for the meat that I will need for the evening meal. Once I defrost it, add a sauce, and rice or pasta — the evening meal is just about done.

Did you know?

Did you know, that while 81 percent of Americans are looking for more ways to incorporate fresh ingredients into mealtime, less than 50 percent actually eat fruits and vegetables on a daily basis – a clear disparity between American’s outlook on eating fresh foods versus the reality of mealtime. The Ziploc Fresh Eating Survey has revealed that families want to eat fresh but are hungry for resources to do so.

Ziploc recently introduced a line of storage bags — Ziploc Perfect Portions. These bags are perfect for freezing single servings of food. Perhaps you and your husband eat Tilapia, but the kids prefer fish sticks. Well, all you need to do is bulk buy fish and store each portion in to one of these single serving Ziploc Perfect Portions storage bags.

Here’s how the Ziploc Perfect Portions bags work:

  • Place your hand inside the Ziploc Perfect Portions bag to pick up your desired serving or “perfect portion.”
  • Turn the bag inside out.
  • Press the air out of the bag. Fold and twist.
  • Place the individual storage bags in to a Ziploc brand freezer bag.
  • And you’re done with food storage!

Why use Ziploc Perfect Portions bags?

  • Using the bags helps reduce raw meat contact on hands and in the kitchen.
  • The bags form a virtual seal around the meat.
  • The sealed bags reduce the risk of freezer burn.
  • Easy to thaw ONLY the serving size of meat that you need. Less waste.

Find out more about Ziploc Perfect Portions bags and Ziploc:


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Jill Berry @MusingsfromMe is a writer who stays at home or a SAHM who writes…it depends on the day and her mood. While playing a writer on the internet, Jill has the gray hair AND blogposts from raising a kid, a preteen, and a teen. When not blogging at Musings from Me, Jill seizes family time whenever she can…dinner as a family, movie night, marathon family game sessions, traveling…you name it she wants to do it.



  1. Ellen C. says

    I would use them to make quick easy dinners when my husband isn’t going to be home for a sit down meal. Thanks for the chance.

  2. Carley L says

    I would use the new Ziplock Perfect Portions bags when I buy, portion, and freeze chicken breasts. My family doesn’t eat a lot of meat, but we do like chicken and the Perfect Portions bags would be great for separating value packs of chicken breasts into individual portions so that it’s available whenever we need them.

  3. says

    I would use the perfect portion bags to freeze pork and chicken I get in bulk so I can have easy to thaw packages for dinner. This will let me customize how many servings to make since we always have a different amount of people eating.

  4. says

    I am a big fan of these as they work exactly as they should. Its easy to buy larger amounts of things to save money, such as sausages etc., and then you have just the amount you want to use to make dinners. Great product!!!

  5. Lynn says

    I would use them for my “healthy” meal prep for the weeks! Makes things fast and simple for making good nutritious meals in a hurry! :)

  6. Natasha Bernard says

    I would use them to separate my ground beef and chicken and also to separate my snacks for my kids.

  7. Kristi says

    I buy chicken in bulk and this is a great way to individual freeze the chicken without needing lots of ziploc bags.

  8. Kristen M. says

    I’d use them for portioning out meals for my one year old. I usually set aside one or two toddler-sized servings of each meal that I prepare.

  9. Pamalot says

    I would use the new Ziploc bag for storing meat as well, after buying large club packs I would divde up the meat, pork chops, chicken, hamburger and grab as needed.

  10. jenn says

    I would use them for frozen meal portions for my teens and small portions for the baby to have for the babysitter

  11. Melissa says

    This would be wonderful to have to freeze leftovers and to have healthy meals ready to go on busy soccer nights.

  12. LaDonna Hopkins says

    I have not been able to find “Perfect Portions” in the grocery stores or Walmart or Sams. As soon as I can get them, I will use them to make my own “TV Dinners” I am a widow an haven’t yet been able to cut back on my cooking. Also, I will make dog treats for Ellie, my English Bulldogand freeze them.

  13. Tina says

    I usually buy in bulk and this would be great to divide to how much I need each meal. Also would be great to make use to freeze separate meal size one of those busy nights.

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