Congratulations! You’ve made the right decision, make meal prep and food storage a breeze, all while replacing those single-use, plastic zip-lock bags that are making you stressed, from the waste guilt! The answer: Silicone Food Pouches.
WHAT CAN A SILICONE POUCH BE USED FOR?
Let’s begin with some delicious, fresh food, time saving ideas. Use your food pouch for:
- Bulk food shopping: buy meats and deli goods waste-free from your local grocer by taking your pouch as a single use plastic packaging alternative.
- Meal prep: pre-cut your veggies and keep them crisp in the fridge
- Marinating meats
- Holding liquids like soup
- Freezing single-portion curries and other meals
- Keeping your breakfast smoothie ingredients pre-prepared, ready to go
- Freezing veggies, berries and other perishables
- Holding sandwiches in your lunch bag
At first, the silicone may be a bit stiff. Make sure you wash your Silicone Pouch before using it. Don’t be afraid to give the slide on the pouch a good tug as well. Use the tab on the pouch to pull against and slide it open.
OPENING & CLOSING YOUR POUCH
Have a go at opening and closing the bag a few times, to get used to the action. You may need to give the slide a bit of a tug, to get it on and off. When it’s completely closed, your bag is leak-proof and the contents will stay inside, where they should be.
When replacing the slide, make sure you’re attaching it to the end without the tag. Push the slide with the arrow pointing toward the tag into the groves to close. Give it a good tug at the end to make sure it’s fully closed and airtight.
Be aware that if the slide doesn’t go into the groove it can get stuck or come off halfway. Sometimes it’s best to remove the slide and start again.
HEAT PROOF AND FREEZER SAFE: THE PLACES YOUR Food POUCH CAN GO
Your food pouch will withstand temperatures at to 230 degrees, making it ideal for heating food.
Simply place your Silicone Pouch in the dishwasher to clean. We suggest turning it inside out first so that the inside corners get a good clean.
Dry inside out as well, it should stand upright when flipped inside out. If not, simply place over a cup or mug to help it air dry.
Oven & Microwave
Remove the slide before heating it in the oven or microwave as it can melt at high temperatures.
In the Fridge
Make preparing your meals faster by storing pre-cut vegetables or marinating meat in your pouch.
Freeze meal portions and simply defrost in the microwave on those busy weeknights. Also fantastic for freezing fresh product like tomatoes, stock ingredients or berries.
Defrost in the fridge, or defrost in the microwave (remove the slide) or in boiling water (see below).
Heat in boiling water:
Take it from freezer to stove, keep your food in your bag and heat in a pot of boiling water. Remove the slide if you are heating for an extended period of time. Make sure if you keep the slide on that it is at least 5cm out of the water and not at boiling for longer than 10 minutes. ⠀
When heating remove the slide or at least crack it open a centimetre or two so the steam can escape. Don’t submerge the whole pouch, the slide will melt if it gets too hot.
STORING YOUR SILICONE POUCH
Keep your Silicone Pouch in a clean dry place where it won’t get dusty. Store in a reusable container or in a drawer.
The Silicone Pouch also make a great addition to camping or bushwalking trips. Ditch the plastic and heat your dinner in the bag and skip any unnecessary washing up!