If you’re reading this, we assume that you’re interested in finding out whether or not you can freeze your Factor Meals.
That’s why we’ve created this page—to answer all of your questions about freezing Factor Meals.
But first things first: What are Factor Meals?
Well, they’re our line of meal replacements designed to be eaten in place of traditional meals.
They’re packed with nutrients and vitamins, so they can help maintain a healthy lifestyle while also reducing the amount of time you spend cooking, shopping for groceries, and cleaning up afterwards.
So now that you know what Factor Meals are all about, let’s talk about freezing them!
Can You Freeze Factor Meals?
Yes, you can freeze Factor Meals. The best way to freeze Factor Meals is to wrap them in foil and then in a freezer bag. This will keep the meals fresh, and they’ll last for up to three months in the freezer.
When you’re ready to eat one, just remove it from the freezer and place it in the fridge overnight so that it has time to thaw out a little bit before you heat it up.
How To Freeze Factor Meals
With the help of these step-by-step instructions, you’ll be able to freeze your Factor Meals with ease:
1. Place Your Factor Meal in A Freezer Bag
First, place your Factor Meal in a freezer bag. You can use any kind of freezer bag, but we recommend using a sealable one to help keep the food fresh and prevent freezer burn.
2. Wrap It in Foil, and Then Place It in The Freezer Bag
Next, wrap your frozen meal in foil and place it inside the freezer bag.
This will help prevent any of the contents from leaking into other bags while also protecting them from getting damaged.
If you want to be extra careful about keeping your factor meal safe from damage, you can also place it inside another container such as a Tupperware or paper bag before putting it into the freezer bag.
This will further protect the meal from breaking open or leaking during storage or transportation.
3. Store the Frozen Factor Meals for Up to Three Months
Finally, store your meals for up to three months depending on how much time you need before consuming them!
Things to Keep in Mind when Freezing Factor Meals
There are a couple of things to keep in mind when freezing Factor Meals.
The first is that they’re not as crispy when they come out of the freezer as they are fresh from the oven.
So if you’re looking for that fresh-out-of-the-oven crispiness, we don’t recommend freezing them.
The second thing is that with most frozen foods, there’s always some loss of quality over time—and Factor Meals are no exception.
So it’s best to eat them within about three months after freezing them so you get the best taste and texture possible.
5 Tips for Freezing Factor Meals
If you want to freeze your Factor Meals, here are some tips for doing so:
1. Freeze in Portions that Work for Your Family
If there’s ever a time that you have leftovers and don’t know what to do with them, this is it!
Portion out the meals into single servings and freeze those instead of the whole meal.
This way, when you want to eat the meal again later on, all you have to do is reheat it in the microwave or oven (or even just pop it in a pan).
2. Label Each Meal with The Date
Label each meal with the date you want it to be thawed by.
We recommend writing it on the lid of the box before you place it in the freezer.
That way, when you pull it out of the freezer, you’ll know exactly how long it’s been in there and how long before it needs to be used again.
3. Do Not Refreeze
Once you have frozen Factor Meals, do not re-freeze them after they have been thawed out.
This is because doing so will change the texture and taste of the product and make it less appetizing overall.
4. Use By Dates as a Guide
Factor Meals have a “best by” date on them, but this does not mean that they can’t be eaten after this date has passed; instead, it’s just an indicator of when they’re at their peak quality and should be consumed as soon as possible after opening them up if consuming within a week or two instead of freezing for later use (which we recommend).
5. Freeze All of Your Meals at Once
If you have multiple Factor Meals sitting in your refrigerator right now, freeze them all at once!
That way, you won’t have to worry about forgetting about one or two of your meals later on down the road.
How To Thaw Frozen Factor Meals
Frozen factor meals are a great way to prepare healthy meals quickly and easily.
But sometimes, you might be in a hurry and want to eat right away.
Unfortunately, even if you’ve prepped your meal in advance, it can take hours for it to thaw in the refrigerator.
If you’re looking for an easy way to speed up the process of thawing frozen factor meals, we have some tips for you:
1. The Microwave
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to thaw your frozen food, the microwave is a great option.
- The first thing you want to do is make sure that any plastic wrap or other packaging that comes with your meal is removed before you put it in the microwave. This will prevent any moisture from building up and causing damage to your microwave.
- Next, place your frozen meal in a microwavable bowl or container and cover it with parchment paper. This will help keep any splatters or drips from making a mess in your kitchen while heating up your food.
- Finally, set your microwave at 50% power and allow it to heat up for 5 minutes per pound of meat until it’s completely thawed out.
2. In Hot Water
Another easy way to thaw frozen factor meals is in hot water.
To do this, you’ll want to fill a sink or a large pot with tepid water.
Submerge the frozen meal in the water and let it sit for about 30 minutes.
This will allow the meal to thaw without over-cooking it.
3. In Cold Water
If you don’t have access to a microwave, you can also thaw your food by submerging it in cold water and letting it sit for 20 minutes per pound of meat or poultry.
This method takes longer than microwaving but is still relatively quick and easy compared to other options like leaving your meal out overnight at room temperature!
4. In The Refrigerator Overnight
This is another simple way to thaw frozen Factor Meals: just put them in a sealed container or plastic bag in your refrigerator overnight (or longer if necessary) until they’re completely thawed out again!
5. On The Stovetop
If you’re trying to thaw your frozen Factor meal on the stovetop, make sure you have a large pan ready for the cooking process.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and place the frozen meal into a pan with about an inch of water in it.
- Then turn your burner on to high and let it sit for 10 minutes.
- After that, turn down the heat to medium-low for another 15 minutes before turning off the burner altogether.
- Remove from heat and let cool for 10 more minutes before eating!