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I am the worst about buying veggies and them going bad in the refrigerator before I have a chance to use them. Most of it is because I don't take the time to prep them when I get home. If you are like me, spending a little bit of time doing this is not always an option because I am pressed for time. But– I have discovered 3 things you can do to keep those veggies fresh for weeks instead of days. Here are 3 simple ways to keep your veggies crisp and fresh in your fridge.
3 Ways to Keep Your Veggies Crisp and Fresh in Your Fridge
#1 Remove Your Veggies From Store Bought Packages
One of the things that has really helped my veggies last longer is to remove them from the store bought packages that they come in.
Many stores like Aldi, Walmart, and Kroger sell a lot of their veggies in cellophane packages and this speeds up the ripening process. When you get home, remove them from the packages that they come in.
#2 Invest in Good Storage Containers
Another thing you can do is take the time to invest in good refrigerator storage containers — like these Rubbermaid Freshworks Produce Savers Stackable containers. They are perfect for the refrigerator and they do an amazing job keeping your veggies and fruits fresh and crisp for weeks.
These containers keep your fruits and veggies fresh for up to 80% longer and for me, that is perfect because of our busy schedule, my meal plan may get pushed back by a few days.
Like this past week for example. I had my whole meal week planned out. I went grocery shopping, got my veggies, my meats, etc — and guess what happened? I came down with appendicitis and had to have emergency surgery.
All my plans went bye-bye. But thankfully — I had already stored all my veggies in the Rubbermaid Freshworks containers, so everything is good to use this week instead of spoiling like it normally would have.
FreshWorks is a food storage container that uses patented FreshVentTM technology to keep produce fresher up to 80% longer* than traditional produce packaging. It uses a revolutionary built-in FreshVent™ lid, which naturally regulates the flow of oxygen and CO2, in and out of the container to create the optimal environment so produce stays nearly as fresh as the day it was picked. The CrispTrayTM at the bottom elevates produce away from moisture and promotes proper airflow to help reduce spoilage.
These containers are dishwasher safe. They are also made in the USA of global components, which makes them BPA-free. These containers are available now in six sizes to hold all types of produce:
- Large Square (11.1 Cups): Perfect for Tomatoes
- Long Rectangle (8.4 Cups): Great for asparagus or zucchini
- Small Rectangle (4.0 Cups): Will keep your green beans fresh
- Small (2.5 Cups): Ideal for small berries
- Medium (6.3 Cups): Perfect for strawberries
- Large (17.3 Cups): Optimal for leafy greens
These containers are perfect for keeping those veggies crisp and ready to use at a moments notice.
#3 Only Buy What You Need
Another way I keep my veggies fresh is by only buying what I need by meal planning. I try not to over buy when it comes to that and it has really helped me cut down on my waste.
Don't waste hundreds of dollars every year on bad veggies. Invest in some Rubbermaid Freshworks Produce Saver Storage containers. The money you invest now will save you money in the future.
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