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Aug 05 2017
6 months ago
1:58 PM MST

How to Keep Your Chopped Veggies Fresh Longer

Aug 05, 2017 @ 1:58 PM MST
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Do you struggle to keep sliced veggies from spoiling quickly? 🙋

I know I definitely do! However, lately I’ve been trying to spend a little more time chopping and storing produce in air tight containers, instead of just throwing everything in the fridge still in the clear plastic produce bags. I’m finding that if veggies are conveniently ready to grab and go, then my family is more likely to eat them as healthy snacks or in quick salads. 

Here are some simple strategies to keep fresh veggies lasting longer to avoid having them spoil faster than you’re able to use them.

1.) Keep lettuce/salad greens stored in a container lined with paper towel.

When bringing home fresh lettuce from the grocery store, wash it, and run it through a salad spinner. Then store it loosely in a covered container lined with paper towels. This will help it keep crisp for up to a week!

2.) The paper towel trick also works for storing bell peppers.

Wash and sliced bell peppers, then store in an airtight container lined with a paper towel.

3.) Keep chopped carrots and baby carrots in water.

Ever notice how carrots can become dried out and limp when stored in the fridge? Keep them stored in a covered container with fresh water to keep them crunchy.

4.) Layer sliced cumbers in a covered container and top it with a paper towel.

Store the container in the fridge upside down and the towel will soak up any extra moisture and keep them crunchy.

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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