01/14/2014 12:52 pm ET Updated Mar 16, 2014

15 Surprising Foods to Keep in Your Freezer

Kerry Acker, Epicurious

One of my resolutions this year is to make even better use of my freezer, which is pretty much the unsung hero of the kitchen. Not only does freezing help reduce food waste, it also saves money and can help retain flavor and important nutrients in foods. So, won't you join me in making 2014 the year of the freezer?

Here are 15 surprising foods you can -- and sometimes should -- stock in your freezer. (Be sure to check out our essential Guide to Freezing for smart tips on how to store and thaw food.)

15 Surprising Foods to Keep in Your Freezer

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