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There’s nothing worse than having to toss spoiled food that you recently prepared or just bought.

Refrigerator storage times! Keeping your 🥩 food as fresh as your brand new 👟 Nikes! lol. _ I’ve posted about this before, but a couple people missed the post so I created a new graphic! It also includes freezer 🕑 times. _ You can go slightly beyond the times and probably won’t get sick or anything, but these I’ve found are the best storage times for ultimate freshness and taste. They’re also what foodsafety.gov recommends on their website! _ Which is your favorite meat for mealprep? #fridgegoals #fridgetimes #iifym #mealprep #mealprepping #foodstorage #healthyeating #healthylifestyle #foodpoisoning #foodpoisoningsucks #healthandwellness #meats #cookingathome #homechef

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To avoid that kind of situation, Shannon Eng (aka caligirlgetsfit) shared a handy cheat sheet on Instagram showing the optimal storage times for beef, chicken, and salmon. Use this as a reference to prevent your meal-prep efforts from going to waste!

Meal Prep Hack: This Is How Long You Can Keep Meat in the Fridge and Freezer

Beef

Fridge: Three to five days (raw)
Freezer: Six to 12 months (raw)

Fridge: Three to four days (cooked)
Freezer: Two to six months (cooked)

Chicken

Fridge: One to two days (raw)
Freezer: Nine months (raw)

Fridge: Three to four days (cooked)
Freezer: Two to six months (cooked)

Salmon

Fridge: One to two days (raw)
Freezer: Six to eight months (raw)

Fridge: Three to four days (cooked)
Freezer: Two to six months (cooked)

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