As many start working from home, supermarkets reduce opening hours and Glasgow prepares to spend a good few weeks indoors, the Glasgow Times brings you a guide to how to stock your freezer with foods that you wouldn't normally would. 


Lockdown or not, keeping a full freezer is a great way to save money and cut down on food waste. 

Some research has even proven frozen meat or fish can actually be fresher than non-frozen items. 

Most foods will last at least three months in the freezer. When freezing, lay everything out on a baking tray - it makes it easier and quicker to freeze. 

1. Milk

Milk is a great thing to freeze, as it already has a short use-by date anyways. It expands in the freezer, so best to give it some space and make sure it is fully defrosted when you come to use it. 

2. Bread 

A good idea is to freeze bread individually, so that you don't have to defrost whole loaves when you decide to use it. Once you've popped it in the toaster, you can't notice any difference. 

3. Fruit 

Frozen fruit is cheaper than its fresh counterparts, but is great in smoothies and breakfasts or even as snacks. Berries, mango chunks and even chopped banana will freeze well. 

4. Eggs (already cracked!) 

The shell of eggs can’t be frozen, but everything else can. Crack eggs into freezable bags, and you can use one every time you need. 

5. Cooked Pasta

If you find (even in coronavirus times) that you have cooked too much pasta, you can freeze in batches and defrost with boiling water. 

6. Yoghurt 

A cheaper and healthier alternative to ice cream is yoghurt. Pop one into your freezer and in a few hours you have a home-made fro-yo, great if you're on a diet. 

7. Home made soup

Use the leftover veg you have in your fridge to make a big soup, and freeze in smaller batches. Take out the night before for a great working-from-home lunch. 

8. Cheese 

Harder cheese does freeze really well - better than softer counterparts like goats or cottage cheese. Buy or grate a bigger block and freeze in smaller batches, enough for one meal at a time. This way, you can stretch a big block out for three months rather than three weeks. 

9. Sausages (even square!

Sausages freeze well when split up, and so does chopped Lorne Sausage. 

10. Butter 

Split up a big block with salt or sugar in a small amount and freeze as needed.