The eternal struggle: your family always says they're hungry, but at the end of the week you always find yourself throwing food straight from the fridge into the trash. So what went wrong?
You may think that you're buying too much food, but that's probably not true. You know how much your family needs, the problem is the food always seems to spoil before they can enjoy it.
You may start to assume it's normal for food to go bad so quickly. It isn't. Everything from a bad spot in the fridge to your windows can waste your food, so learn the tricks to make your groceries last until your family eats them!
1. Keep herbs in a jar of water, or a special container
Just like flowers, herbs seem to turn bad as soon as you get them home from the store. Luckily, the fix is also the same. Letting the ends soak in water in the fridge will keep them fresh for a week or more.
2. Know what DOESN'T belong in the fridge
Apples, avocados, bananas, nectarines, peaches, cucumbers and tomatoes. All of these will only rot faster if you leave them in the fridge. For the fruit, leave them on the counter until they're ripe, then move them into the fridge for best results.
3. Keep your raw foods low
Meat and fish are safest on the bottom shelf of your fridge, which is the coolest section. This also keeps anything raw from dripping onto your other food.
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