With everything being so expensive nowadays, it’s a better time than ever to learn how to spend less on groceries!
@creative_explained on TikTok shared 10 simple tips to keep your grocery bills down and keep your food good for longer! Let’s all work to reduce food waste in the world while cutting down on our spending!
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Here are @creative_explained’s top 10 tips for keeping your food good for longer!
- Onions, garlic, and shallots: Keep these outside of the fridge in a dry, cool area.
- Lettuce: Wrap lettuce in foil and stick it in the fridge and it will stay fresh for 30 days!
- Potatoes: Never put potatoes in the fridge because the starch will turn into sugars. Instead, place them somewhere cool and dry and in a very dark spot.
- Scallions and asparagus: Fill up a cup or jar with a little bit of water and add them in before placing a bag over them. This will keep them fresh for 10-14 days.
- Cucumbers: Don’t refrigerate cucumbers. Instead, put them in a bag, poke some holes, and place them in a cool, dark spot in the kitchen.
- Pears, apples, and kiwis: Keep these separate from all other fruits because they release a gas called ethylene. This gas will ripen everything else around it.
- Ginger and lemon: These should go in the refrigerator.
- Tomatoes: Keep them on the kitchen counter.
- Herbs: Wet a paper towel and roll them inside and place them in a ziplock bag in the fridge.
- Bananas: Wrap the top with plastic wrap and give them their own spot in the kitchen.
These tips will save you money and also help you not waste food! Check out how you can also Reduce Food Waste With These 10 Multi-Functional Ingredients!
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