Keeping Fruits and Veggies Fresh So You Only Have to Shop Once a Week

Jerry & I like to eat salads almost everyday as a meal with some chicken or as a side with pasta.  We like to have salad on hand, but we don’t like going to the grocery store more than once a week, and we don’t even like going that often.

Jerry also likes having apples, oranges and other fruit for munching, but it seems like stuff always goes bad so we end up throwing it away, which in turn keeps us from buying more, because we don’t want it to go bad, and so goes the vicious circle…

One thing we figured out was that if we keep all of our salad ingredients separate, they stay fresher longer.  So now, the middle shelf of our fridge looks like a salad bar.  We just mix it up by the bowl as we want it.  The one thing we were having trouble keeping fresh were the mushrooms.  Thankfully my brilliant husband remembered something he saw on the food channel that said storing mushrooms in a brown paper bag keeps them fresh.  Throw them in the Crisper drawer and you’ll have them all week.  I love having fresh mushrooms for cooking.  Viola!  Now I can buy the big pack of mushrooms without worrying.

Now Jerry and I go on a produce run to Sam’s once a week and we have all our salad fixins for an entire week and they stay fresh and usually overlap with the new stuff.

The attached article helped us figure out what to store how, like how to actually USE the drawers at the bottom of the fridge.  The best tip was to keep apples separate from everything else because they will cause other fruits to spoil.


4 thoughts on “Keeping Fruits and Veggies Fresh So You Only Have to Shop Once a Week”

  1. Wonderful post as usual! I enjoy reading your blog, you always provide informative and interesting material to read! Keep up posting! 🙂


  2. Great post. I began to eat more fruits and vegetables to snack less on sweet things. So, your post hits home 🙂 Btw, I also have heard about one more way to keep fruits and veggies fresh longer: You need to wash them just before using since moisture encourages mold which encourages spoilage. Have you heard about this way and have you use it? Tnx.


  3. To keep my herbs fresh, I snip off the ends, store upright in a glass of water (like flowers in a vase) and cover with a plastic bag. And this work 🙂 Maybe this my way will be useful 🙂 Your post is very interesting and informative post. Look forward to get more 🙂


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