How To Prevent Your Winter Produce From Going BAD!
You know one way people lose money when they go grocery shopping is that we go we buy the things we go home and put them in the refrigerator and then that's it. not properly storing your produce we'll just basically accelerate it's time It's to meet the trash. proper storing of your produce cannot only Preserve your food that you purchase but also ensures that you're not wasting your money. I find this is where people fail and then they begin to say that eating healthy is expensive which is this whole myth. We lose money by not using the produce in a timely manner but also not storing it properly so. So here are some ways that you can soar you're going to produce that you buy this season.
Refrigerate greens unwashed (until you are ready to use) wrapped in paper towel in a plastic bag. Wrap the greens in paper towel will help keep the moisture away from the greens helping the greens last longer than putting them in the bag alone. Since leafy greens are slightly heartier than the salad greens, they will last about 2 weeks in the fridge compared to the salad greens. The winter salad greens will last up to 1 week in the fridge.
Store in a cool and dry place. The squashes should be uncovered and not touching. They will store for about 3 months. If you cut up the squash, wrap tightly and store in plastic bag or place in glass storage container. Use it within in 3 days or freeze for later.
Turnips/Rutabagas/Beets - Remove green tops it helps with retain moisture. Store in a plastic bag. Turnips will last up to 1 week. Rutabagas will last up to 2 weeks. Beets will last up to 3 weeks.
Leeks - Wrap in plastic and place in plastic bag. Will last up to a week in the fridge.
Sweet Potatoes/Potatoes - Store in a cool and dry place.
Store in cool dry place. Citrus also will keeps for up to 2 weeks in the fridge, they will be less juicy than if keep them at room temperature.
Winter Grocery List
Want to know what to shop for this winter? This Winter Shopping List includes produce, spices, and pantry items.