It’s May (almost June!) and in Oregon the barbecue season has begun. A newer product that I’ve grown to appreciate for outdoor grilling are the Ziploc Perfect Portions, which are individual bags for storing bulk meats or other food items into individual portions – without the mess. We also use a healthy supply of Ziploc Brand Gallon Freezer Bags to marinate meats in the fridge before grilling.
When it comes to splitting up portions, the Ziploc Perfect Portions allow you to pick up raw meat like chicken, without having to directly hold it. You simply put your hand in the Perfect Portions bag, pick up the meat, and then turn it inside out to place in a larger gallon-size bag
You never have to directly touch the raw meat, and in just three quick steps, bulk food items, such as raw chicken, can be individually wrapped and frozen so that they are ready for a later date.
Bring the meat home from the store and wash it.
1. GRAB the bag.
2. BAG the meat.
3. FREEZE the individual portions.
For grilling season, we do a quick tenderizing before the meat goes on the grill, too. It’s so tender and tasty!
Being prepared, having easy products to use, makes entertaining easy in the spring/summertime.
After meeting Rachael Ray in person, and hearing her philosophy and testing her “FreshOver” recipes for eating fresh, it inspired me even more to spread the FreshOver message with others. I think the biggest obstacle in America, besides the cost of food for some, is being prepared and portion control. If you have the right staples in your home and can add in fresh vegetables and fruit in a moderate way, it’s a learning curve for a healthier lifestyle.
Smaller portions, fresher foods, and quit eating out, is my answer.
My FreshOver journey with Ziploc and Rachael Ray this past six months has been very eye-opening, not only for me, but for 48,000 people who have downloaded the FreshOver app on Facebook. The FreshOver Facebook page has grown significantly since January 5 of this year when we began this project. I’m thrilled to have been a part of that.
Now to celebrate, I have a wonderful GIVEAWAY in store for you!
WHAT TO WIN:
* Ziploc product assortment
* A signed Rachael Ray Look + Cook cookbook
* Baggu Bag
* Plant pot with various herb seed packets (parsley, basil, etc.) to plant
HOW TO WIN:
For a chance to win, please complete the following requirements and leave a separate comment for each on this post.
* Answer the following question in the comment section below: What’s your favorite way to keep food fresh for grilling season?
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Official Rules to this giveaway can be found, HERE. No purchase necessary to enter. Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday, June 7. This giveaway is available to U.S. residents only.
Disclosure: I have partnered with ZiplocÂ® Brand and am being compensated for my posts. However, my opinions on the product are my own.