If you have been reading my blog for a while or know me at all, you have to know by now that I despise wasting money and do what I can to stretch a dollar. That counts for both big and little purchases so I am implementing tips to keep food fresh longer because the last thing I want to do is throw money away every week on groceries that get wasted.
These tips for keeping food fresh longer are part of a partnership with Sweese. I have received the product in exchange for my honest opinion and all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links, as usual. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, Amazon throws a little change my way, seriously like pennies, those copper circles you don’t even bother to pick up off of the ground.
Every time I go to the grocery store it seems more and more my favorite products have come up in price.
I am so sick of throwing money away on groceries that go bad before I use them and I know everyone agrees with me so I am sharing some ways to keep food fresh longer.
Those Drawers in the fridge, they really work!
Keep your fruit & vegetables in the drawers marked for them. Most of my life, like with most things, I assumed I was being what I refer to as “Truman Showed” that is when something is not what it seems and if you have seen the movie, you will understand the paranoia.
It turns out those drawers are beneficial and will help keep food fresh longer.
Keep Fruits in a drawer with a lower humidity and keep vegetables in a drawer with a higher one. Some refrigerators even have pictures that show you which kind to keep in which drawer but if you are like me and you have a dial with low to high it can be hard to remember.
Since fruit is best kept at a low humidity, keep the saying low hanging fruit in mind, this may help you to remember how to keep your food fresh longer.
Bananas- When you bring your bananas home, instead of placing them on the counter, separate them from each other like two kids fighting during the only two hours you have to yourself.
When you leave them connected they turn brown faster, leading to the fruit going bad faster.
Keep dry foods like cereal, rice, chips, etc in air tight jars, this will help keep food fresh longer. I especially like to store things that don’t get used daily because it keeps it fresh longer and I am able to use it when I need it rather than throwing it away and making a mad dash to the store while cooking dinner to replace the spoiled ingredients.
The last thing I need on a busy Wednesday night while cooking dinner with one hand and flipping off life with the other is to grab an ingredient that is required for my dinner only to find out it has spoiled.
You can avoid the butter meltdown (see what I did there) by getting a really cool butter dish like this one that will keep your food fresh longer.
Storing items like butter in a sealable container is not only a good way to keep your food fresh longer but it will prevent anything gross from sticking to it.
I am not sure how or why but my life post having a kid is full of weird situations like now my refrigerator has tumbleweed like things in it wreaking havoc on food that is left uncovered.
So I am extra adamant about making sure my butter is safe, after all, it is a superfood despite what the government wants you to think.
Plus it looks really cool, I love being able to store several sticks of butter in this porcelain keeper with an airtight cork lid. The top lid helps keep your butter sticks or margarine fresh in the refrigerator without mixing other food taste and will snap closed for odors.
You can easily take off the ring seal freely if you prefer to. So if prefer to eat margarine, you can use this Sweese 3101 Butter Dish for that too!
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