Ziploc Perfect Portions: Nothing Goes to Waste and a Giveaway

by Guest Contributor

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:

 

Beginning February 29 through May 5, 2012, Facebook fans can enter for a chance to win on the Ziploc Brand Facebook page:

~A trip for two for the ultimate culinary experience in America’s food capital – New York City.

~The opportunity to meet Rachael Ray and swap recipes and hear her first-hand tips for keeping things fresh in the kitchen.

~Dine at the most sought after “fresh” restaurants in New York City.

~Fans can enter on the Ziploc Brand Facebook Fan Page by “liking” the page and posting a FreshOver food idea in the form of a recipe or tip in text

 

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This post is part of a campaign with Ziplock Perfect Portions The views expressed in this post are my own. I follow the tenets of Blog With Integrity.

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.

 




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1 Crissa Robertson March 30, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I would use them to make freezer dinners. I am trying to plan ahead so when I have this baby my hubby will still have food to eat.

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2 Beth March 30, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I’d use them when I buy meat in bulk.

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3 Kristie March 30, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I would use it to freeze leftovers for quick meals on busy nights :-)

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4 Jessica March 30, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I would use them when I buy chicken and hamburger in large packs.

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5 Ellen C. March 30, 2012 at 12:59 pm

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.

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6 Jennie March 30, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I would use them to freeze portions of meat.

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7 HappyMomC March 30, 2012 at 3:40 pm

This would be great for suppers on weekdays when I have to work in the evenings!

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8 Belinda McNabb March 30, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I would use it to freeze our meat when we buy big bulk packages

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9 Jen March 30, 2012 at 9:59 pm

for storing leftovers!

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10 Jessica F March 30, 2012 at 10:09 pm

I’d use it for reheating my frozen meals!

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11 Carley L March 30, 2012 at 10:18 pm

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.

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12 Christine Jensen March 30, 2012 at 11:25 pm

I would use it when I buy up on meat when it is on sale

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13 Susan P. March 31, 2012 at 1:26 am

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.

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14 Jessica T March 31, 2012 at 2:12 am

I’d use them for freezing chicken I buy from Costco!

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15 Cheryl Free March 31, 2012 at 2:16 am

I would use the new Ziploc Perfect Portions bags for storing pre-portioned meats and vegetables ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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16 hollowsins March 31, 2012 at 4:16 am

I would use them for when I buy meat in bulk packages to break it down into dinner sized ones..pork chops or chicken comes to mind

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17 Tracy Robertson March 31, 2012 at 5:20 am

I would use them as directed to store meat and other things. Thanks!

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18 Erek March 31, 2012 at 11:32 am

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!!!

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19 Idaho Jill March 31, 2012 at 12:55 pm

I like to portion out chicken, and pour the marinade in before I freeze it. That way it marinades as it is thawing; these sound perfect for that, thanks!

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20 Vickie Couturier March 31, 2012 at 3:28 pm

this would be perfect for packing snacks for the car for hte grandchildren

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21 Brandy March 31, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I would use them to store & keep my leftovers fresh!!

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22 LaVonne March 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I like to wash grapes and put them in 1 or 2 cup portions in the fridge for easy and healthy snacking.

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23 mrsshukra March 31, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Perfect for portion freezing meats, sausages, fruits and vegetables!

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24 Natalia March 31, 2012 at 7:13 pm

I will use it for ground beef.

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25 Jenn March 31, 2012 at 7:22 pm

I would use them for freezer meals and stuff! Ziplock is awesome.

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26 Lynn March 31, 2012 at 9:22 pm

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! :)

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27 Lisa B March 31, 2012 at 9:24 pm

I would use them to divide foods in portions.

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28 Oanh H. March 31, 2012 at 9:25 pm

The perfect portion bags is great for me to divide marinated beef up to plan meals through the week.

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29 Heidi g March 31, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I use them for portions for dinner.

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30 Jessica, The Debt Princess March 31, 2012 at 9:26 pm

I love to put fresh fruit and veggies in bags for when we are out running around. We don’t eat out at restaurants so this is a great way to avoid being hungry all the time.

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31 Natasha Bernard March 31, 2012 at 9:26 pm

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

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32 Lisa B March 31, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Entered in every way except posting on my blog.

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33 Laurie March 31, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Love Ziploc bags – haven’t heard about the portion bags

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34 Lois March 31, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I’m about to have a baby so these would definetly go to use for dinners!!

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35 The Gang's Momma March 31, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Love Ziplock products. But that wok is catching my eye for sure :)

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36 Amy Mac March 31, 2012 at 10:09 pm

I would use them to make more meals ahead of time to freeze

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37 Samantha March 31, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I would use them to freeze portions of meat.

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38 Kristi March 31, 2012 at 10:53 pm

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

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39 Kathy Stevenson March 31, 2012 at 11:06 pm

I would use them for chicken breasts in the freezer.

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40 Harmony B March 31, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Would use to freeze meals made ahead

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41 Kristen M. April 1, 2012 at 12:26 am

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.

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42 saph April 1, 2012 at 1:03 am

I’d use it to separate portions when I buy chicken in bulk!

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43 Pamalot April 1, 2012 at 6:37 am

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.

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44 Chuck April 1, 2012 at 10:21 am

We always buy are meat in bulk, so this would be good in our home to use.

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45 Liz April 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm

All those veggies and fruits coming soon. Perfect.

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46 Elena April 1, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I would use them to freeze portions of meat and chicken

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47 June April 1, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Very handy to freeze just about anything.

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48 angie April 1, 2012 at 8:01 pm

love this idea I would use it to make ready made meals

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49 Abbe Brown April 1, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I would use them to cook meals in advance for my family.

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50 Linda Kish April 1, 2012 at 10:04 pm

We use them for leftovers and also for portioning snacks or for putting lunch stuff in when my DIL goes to work.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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51 Mamatha April 1, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Use them for storing the leftovers.

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52 Garrett April 2, 2012 at 7:18 am

Sure will help us to divide things in smaller portions for freezing.

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53 Van April 2, 2012 at 9:34 am

In my house they would be used for the leftovers.

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54 ACMommy3 April 2, 2012 at 1:28 pm

They would be awesome for freezer cooking and for make-ahead lunches!

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55 Liz April 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm

I’d use them for dividing up the meat I buy in bulk!

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56 Jeff April 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Neat idea for sure.

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57 Nadia April 2, 2012 at 10:21 pm

I would use them for leftovers.

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58 jenn April 3, 2012 at 2:15 am

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

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59 Daniel M April 3, 2012 at 8:48 pm

for saving leftovers

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60 Anja M. April 4, 2012 at 10:25 am

I would use them to freeze dinner.

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61 Angela E. April 4, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Great for my leftovers.

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62 nannypanpan April 4, 2012 at 5:36 pm

i’d love them for when i buy the family pack of groundbeef..so i could freeze 1lb bags
nannypanpan@gmail.com

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63 sara wood April 4, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I would use them to prepare and freeze meals.

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64 Kathy S April 4, 2012 at 11:12 pm

I’d use them to freeze leftovers.

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65 Melissa April 5, 2012 at 7:57 am

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

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66 Pam Gordon April 5, 2012 at 8:13 am

I would use it to freeze leftovers so that I can use them for lunch :)

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67 Wehaf April 5, 2012 at 6:47 pm

I would use these to freeze individual portions of chili for quick dinners for one.

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68 Don April 6, 2012 at 10:21 am

Would help us to save time and money also.

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69 Lori April 6, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Really like this idea.

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70 Cori Westphal April 6, 2012 at 8:56 pm

I freeze individual portions of spaghetti sauce, for a quick one-person-meal, so these would be perfect!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

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71 Jennifer H. April 6, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I would use them for the chicken I buy in bulk from Zaycon foods
jenhedger at hotmail dot com

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72 Staci A April 7, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I would use them for our bulk chicken breasts, making it easy to pull out for just me or the who family.

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73 Glogirl April 7, 2012 at 4:10 pm

I would use these new bags to store meat in, such as ground beef.

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74 Katrina Brady April 7, 2012 at 4:15 pm

These would be great for making up individual meals!

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75 Tasha W April 7, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I would use these for freezer bag. They would work great for leftovers.

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76 Bree April 7, 2012 at 11:17 pm

I would use them to make individual meals or for freezing leftover portions!

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77 Angie April 8, 2012 at 9:25 am

I would use them for dividing up the family packs of meat that i buy.

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78 LT April 8, 2012 at 11:22 am

I would use them to pre-portion and freeze casseroles for dinners!

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79 LaDonna Hopkins April 8, 2012 at 6:22 pm

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.

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80 Vera S April 8, 2012 at 8:52 pm

I would use the Ziploc Perfect Portions bags to save leftovers. :)

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81 Carolyn g April 9, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I would buy in bulk and then portion out my food like chicken breasts and steak

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82 Tina April 9, 2012 at 11:14 pm

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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83 Erica Best April 9, 2012 at 11:35 pm

i am using weight watcher for weight lose and this would be get for that

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84 Lisa L April 9, 2012 at 11:47 pm

I’d use it to freeze chicken and pork that I buy in bulk at Costco

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