We love fresh bread as much as the next person, but when it comes to practicality, it’s not necessarily the most practical food choice. Most fresh breads have a shelf life as short as 24-hours, or as long as 4 days. So unless your whole family is eating bread with every meal (and some do! And that’s great!) you might have a couple of pieces left over that are starting to go stale.

One of our favorite bread hacks is to slice up all the bread just before it goes stale and freeze it in a sealed freezer bag! Once the bread is frozen and placed in a sealed bag, it’s super easy to store and will stay fresh for up to 6 months. When you want a beautiful slice of fresh bread, simply remove from the freezer and pop in the toaster for a quick thaw. This is amazing to have on hand, especially in the winter (AKA soup season).

Don’t love the frozen bread idea? Don’t worry! We have a bunch of ideas to make sure your stale bread doesn’t go to waste.


  1. Homemade breadcrumbs:

  2. Homemade croutons:

  3. French toast:

  4. Homemade Panzanella:

  1. Grilled cheese and tomato soup bake: