Mmmmmk, I need to share this HOT TIP with you guys on how to store vegetables in your fridge.
Maybe you already do this, maybe you don’t. But, you should know me by now. When I come across something that works for me, I HAVE to share it with The Chic Confidential community. We like to help a sista out here.
This hot tip is very, very simple, but works like a fucking charm. Get ready to have your veggies last WAY longer than expected.
Plain and simple, the trick is, putting everything in water!
Now, there are different ways on how to store vegetables in the fridge. And I’m going to share how I store them so that they LAST.
HOW TO STORE VEGETABLES IN YOUR FRIDGE:
For fresh herbs such as cilantro, parsley, mint, green onions, you want to get yourself a decent sized glass vase. This one is perfect. Fill that jar up about 1/3 with water, and add in your herbs, standing them up so that the leaves aren’t in water and just the stems are. You can add in all the herbs in one jar if they fit.
I like to do this the second I get home from the grocery store. Once I’ve added the water and the fresh herbs, I put that in my fridge. DONE.
These herbs can last me up to a month! I change the water once a week. You can do it more often if you see the water turning brown. But once a week should be fine!
For other veggies such as carrots, potatoes, celery (no one ever finishes a bag of celery in one sitting!) peppers, etc get a glass tupperware, something like this, and fill that entire container up with water.
Cut up your carrots, celery, etc. to a size that fits in the container and throw them all in there. Make sure they are fully submerged in the water and store them in the fridge.
Again, this can last you up to 3-4 weeks.
Andrew and I love our veggies and we have them at every meal we eat. But when it comes to large bags of carrots and celery, and herbs like cilantro, mint leaves, and green onions, we can never finish them. This hot little tip makes the veggies last so much long, and therefore we don’t end up wasting anything.
ANOTHER HOT TIP: for veggies such as carrots, onions, and celery, you can also freeze them and add them for bone broth the next time you make it. If you haven’t checked out Andrew’s Bone Broth recipe, make sure you do! It’s SUCH a goodie. So much health and goodness.
Okay, so how many of you already knew this trick? I’m sure it’s an old trick. My mum-in-law told us about it, and ever since then, we’ve been doing it.
++ If you liked this post, check out 9 Healthy Things To Always Have In Your Fridge.