Now that we're in a new season seems like the perfect time for me to put together another guide on storing food to reduce food waste! I love researching and learning how to properly store my produce when I buy things now so that I'm not wasting as much food which is always the goal. If there's anything specific you want to learn how to store comment below and I'll add it to my next list! And if you want to check out part one of this series read it here.
1. Leafy Greens
Anything from lettuce to kale and spinach can all be stored the same way! Place a reusable paper towel down in your Tupperware container and then fill in your greens! This will help absorb any excess moisture to stop them from going bad as quickly.
I love this one. Place broccoli in a jar standing upright like a bouquet of flowers. Fill the jar with water so that the stem of the broccoli is submerged and put it in your fridge!
This one I just recently learned about, I love strawberries but I hardly ever buy them because they go bad so fast- but not anymore! Place strawberries in an airtight jar and they'll last in your fridge for a week and then some!
This will be just like the broccoli, submerge the bottom of a jar in water and place cilantro standing up in it in the fridge.
I've been making mango/pineapple smoothies almost everyday now that mangoes are in season! And they're actually pretty easy to store. Keep them out on your counter until they're ripe and then put them in your fridge until they're ready to use! Only warning I will give you is while they're out on the counter make it a goal to check them each day, my mango looked fine from above but when I went to check it the bottom had bruised up and it had gone bad, which was unfortunate.
What produce items do you always have on hand and how do you store them? Let me know in the comments below!
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