Using the FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System for Easier, Faster Home-Cooked Meals {Video}

by Melanie Edwards on January 5, 2012 · 4 comments

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I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that we were testing out a new FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing system. In doing so, I was hoping that it would make for more home-cooked meals and fresh fruits and vegetables in our house. After using our FoodSaver during this time, I can attest that I am indeed cooking more often using fresh ingredients! It’s so much easier to have fresh vegetables already sealed in packs that I can just grab as I’m cooking.

Just last night, we enjoyed home-made mashed sweet potatoes and sauteed fresh green beans that I quickly cooked up after opening their sealed packs. All I did was seal peeled, cubed-sized chunks of sweet potatoes and the fresh green beans I bought at the store. You could do the same with plastic containers or bags, but sealing them helped keep them fresh longer. As I mentioned in my earlier post, vegetables tend to spoil if we don’t use them for a few days. So, we’re also saving money by vacuum sealing our food since we don’t end up throwing away as much as before.

Using the FoodSaver system actually got me thinking that I could easily cook a few meals over the weekend and divide them up into multiple portions that I can then seal and freeze for use on those really busy days when I have no time to cook. Or I could also divide the meals into individual portions and make our own version of frozen meals. My husband and I could definitely benefit from ready-made meals we can heat up for lunch and the fact that they’re home-made makes it that much better.

The FoodSaver system is pretty simple to use. If you have the pre-cut bags, you actually just have to insert your filled bag into the machine and it automatically starts the sealing process. In the video below, you can see where I used the FoodSaver vacuum sealer to seal some fresh vegetables. You’ll see that the process to seal one bag only takes about thirty seconds.

If you want to see how other bloggers use their FoodSaver systems and find out more information on vacuum sealing, check out the FoodSaver Facebook page.

Do you think a FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing system would help your family save money or eat fresh food more often?

Disclosure: As a member of the Walmart Moms program, I was compensated for this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Liz C. January 5, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Oooooh, I like that.  Lettuce always goes bad with me too. Thanks for the video demo! (:

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modernmami January 18, 2012 at 11:12 am

You’re welcome! I hate having to throw lettuce (or anything) away, but can’t keep up!

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Anonymous January 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I have two food savers that I will never part with.  The hand held with the ziptop bags and deli containers and the larger one.  They have saved me tons of money since I bought them. 

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modernmami January 18, 2012 at 11:13 am

So glad you like them! They really work well.

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