Food Storage Hacks to Make Food Last Longer

posted: 07/27/16
by: Amanda Mushro
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It feels like I'm just tossing money into the garbage when I find food that's been pushed to the back of the fridge and looks more like a science experiment than what I grabbed at the grocery store. So rather than waste money and have to trash food that has spoiled, here's a few creative ways to store your food so it lasts longer and still tastes great.

  • Go ahead and by the huge box or bag of crackers or chips. Just place them in Place opened in freezer bags and wrap with aluminum foil. These snacks can stay frozen for up to six months and will taste fresh when you eat them.
  • Chop up too many onions? Toss them in a plastic container and put them in the freezer. They will be good up to three weeks.
  • Toss an apple in a bag of potatoes to keep them from sprouting and store potatoes in a paper bag rather than plastic.
  • Watermelon is one of the fruits that actually tastes sweeter once it's been cut. Check out this snack hacks video to see the perfect way to cut watermelon.
  • Wrap celery in tin foil and it will last for weeks longer.
  • Wrap your lettuce in lots of paper towels to absorb the extra moisture for longer lasting and crunchier lettuce
  • Make your berries last a week longer by washing them off in a bath of one cup of white vinegar and three cups of water. Make sure they are completely dry before putting back into the fridge.
  • Keep tomatoes and avocados out of the fridge because the cold temperatures prevent them from ripening correctly.
  • Keeping nuts in the fridge will help them last longer.
  • Store your natural peanut butter upside down to prevent the oils from separating.
  • Fresh herbs should be kept in small vases of water so they will last longer.