We keep getting told to stay out of stores and public places as much as possible to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus but you do have to eat. What do you do to keep your food fresh for as long as possible? You want to eat fresh and healthy, but how long can you keep it looking and tasting good? Well, with these 5 neat tips, those groceries will last longer and stay fresher in your fridge.
The Top 5 Tips
- We know that paper products seem to be at a premium but put a paper towel in with your lettuce or spinach. The paper towel will help to absorb the extra moisture and keep your fresh greens from getting soggy.
- It sounds a bit strange but re-wrap your block of cheese. It really is much better if it gets a tiny bit of air. So put it in something more breathable than plastic wrap like wax paper. Then put the whole thing inside a partially open plastic bag. It’ll also taste better that way.
- You can make your own broth and then freeze the leftover broth in ice cube trays. Many recipes only call for a little bit of chicken stock, so you won’t waste anything. Freeze the rest so it’s easy to use later.
- When you bring home the fresh herbs, store the fresh herbs the same way you store fresh flowers. Keep them upright in a glass with a little water in the bottom. This really is the easiest way to lengthen their shelf life.
- This one might make you shake your head but dry your produce really well after you wash it. Normally it is best to not wash the produce until right before you eat it. But you’ll want to wash it immediately right now because of the virus. So just dry it very well because the extra moisture can make it rot faster.