9 Tips to Keeping Your Healthy Foods Fresh Longer ...


If you buy a lot of fresh food, you may wonder how to keep food fresh longer.

While it is always a good idea to load up on fresh fruits and veggies at the grocery store to keep on hand at home, many times that food spoils before you can eat it.

Luckily I have 9 tips to share with you on how to keep foods fresh longer.

1. Asparagus

Asparagus is one of my family's favorite vegetables.

Even my daughter loves it.

Up until I learned this tip on how to keep food fresh longer, I always bought my asparagus the day I planned to cook it.

With a busy schedule, that is not always so convenient.

To keep asparagus fresh, cut off the bottom edge of the stems and bundle them all together.

Place the fresh cut edges into a container of water, a mason jar would work perfectly, and cover the tops with a plastic bag.

They should keep for a week or longer.

2. Herbs

Certain fresh herbs like cilantro, basil, chives and parsley stay fresh longer using the same technique as asparagus.

Other herbs like thyme should be tied together and hung out in the open.2

3. Bananas

Really, who doesn’t love bananas?

They are a great snack for on the go and always pleasing to kids.

Unfortunately, bananas have a tendency of going ripe too soon.

I’ve learned that if you wrap the crown of the bunch with plastic wrap, they will stay fresh longer.

4. Guacamole

Guacamole is another favorite of mine.

If you are also a guacamole lover, you know that saving uneaten dip is just not feasible.2

Or is it?

If you have some leftover that you want to hold onto, spray the top with a little cooking spray before putting it away in the fridge.

I wish I knew about this trick a long time ago.2

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