Fresh fruits and vegetables can be expensive, and yet they should be part of a healthy diet, so keeping them from going to waste is important.
We always keep baby carrots on hand, and most of the time there is quite a bit of water in the bag with them, and I find they get mushy and rot pretty quickly.
So now, when I get them home, I like to rinse them well to get any “slimyness” off.
Then I let them drain and dry a little on a clean kitchen towel before putting them in a ziploc bag (a container would work as well).
To catch any remaining liquid, I put a folded paper towel inside the bag which can be changed if it gets soggy. The lack of excess moisture keeps them fresher longer.
This works well with peppers too, and then I put them in snack size bags for my hubby’s lunch.
Echoes of Laughter had an awesome post on how to save money on groceries without couponing.
One of her suggestions was to buy produce that was on sale, and then wash and freeze it if you can’t use it all at once.
After reading her post, I saw blueberries on sale and snapped them up to eat some and freeze some.
Rinse, dry and bag. If there’s a recipe you know you’ll use them for, pre-measure them,