Take a second to think about how much you spend on groceries each month? It’s probably a decent amount, so wouldn’t you want to have that food last for as long as possible and get your money’s worth? Here’s how you can keep your food fresh in your fridge for longer.
Only Buy What You Need
Don’t go too crazy when food shopping. If you end up buying too many things, they could go bad before you get a chance to eat them, and your money will go down the drain.
Even though the produce section is usually the first thing you see when you walk into the supermarket, stop there last. If you grab produce first, by the time you make it to the other side of the supermarket, some of your fruits and veggies can already start to spoil.
Store Produce Separately
Like a good majority of people, you probably toss all of your produce into the crisper drawers and call it a day. Bad move. Different types of produce need to be stored in different ways.
- Don’t keep produce in closed containers or bags — make sure any plastic bags are perforated.
- Tomatoes should be kept at room temperature, stem-down, out of sunny areas.
- Potatoes, onions, garlic, and squash shouldn’t go in the fridge — just a cool, dry place.
- Vegetables should be kept in the bottom drawer of your fridge.
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