10 Food Storage Hacks to Help Your Groceries Last Longer: More Storage, More Happiness!

Waste no food and improve shelf life! 

Food is definitely life. As much as possible, we don’t want to waste food. We want to make the most out of what we spent especially now that we’re in a pandemic.

Keep your food fresh, organized and healthy to eat with these…

10 Amazing Food Storage Hacks

10. Use parchment paper for storing cheese instead of a plastic wrap.

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Remove the plastic wrapper and wrap it again with parchment paper or cheese paper. This food storage hack would allow the cheese to breath and make its shelf life longer. According to Food52, using plastic for wrapping cheese will hinder its oxygen intake ruining its flavor. This would also lead to breeding more bacteria.

READ ALSO: 15 Delicious Recipes You Can Make With Your Leftover Lechon

9. Freeze fresh herbs with olive oil.

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If you don’t want to waste good quality fresh herbs, make some fresh herbs ice cubes! Chop them off, place them in an ice cube tray filled with olive oil and put it in the freezer. You can easily take the cubes off and put it in a hot pan for steaks and pasta or serve it as ice candies for the kids. Just kidding!

8. Put slices of bread over cake ends.

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Remember those times when you avoid some cake parts because they’re already dried out? You can retain your cake’s moisture and freshness by placing slices of bread over the cake ends. Use a toothpick to put it in place. Cakes will stay fresh for weeks in the fridge and months in the freezer.

7. Store peanut butter jars upside down.

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Who doesn’t like a smooth peanut butter that melts in your mouth right away? This food storage hack will keep the oil well-distributed inside the jar from top to bottom and will prevent your peanut butter from being dry and hardened. You also don’t have to shake the jar and re-blend before you spread it on bread.

6. Place the apples and potatoes together in the storage.

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Storing apples and potatoes together will prevent potatoes from sprouting. This would also prolong both of the fruit’s shelf life. On the other hand, don’t place onions and potatoes together. Both fruits will spoil faster!

5. Cover the banana stems with a plastic wrapper.

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Fruits and vegetables release ethylene gas. This gas is what shortens their food storage life. Wrapping the banana stems in plastic wrapper prolongs their freshness in a span of 3-4 days. Now, you don’t have to worry about buying bananas too early for this family weekend’s banana bread!

4. Soak berries in a bowl with water and vinegar.

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Got a lot of berries to spare from the cheesecake you made? Leave no berries behind and make their shelf life last longer by soaking them in water and vinegar. You’ll only need 3 cups of water and 1 cup of vinegar. Soak them for 5 minutes!

3. Store asparagus in a jar filled with water.

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Keep your asparagus fresh and crisp for a week! All you have to do is place them in a jar filled with water and cover the asparagus with a clean plastic bag. This food storage hack is also good for herbs and other vegetables that were cut from their roots.

2. Store food in mason jars instead of plastic containers.

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Go achieve your fridge goals by organizing your fruits and vegetables neatly in mason jars. You can also recycle any jar in your pantry if you don’t have any. The good thing about mason jars is that they are affordable, heat-resistant and stainless. You can also plan your meals ahead of time and make some fun mason jar meals if you’re always on the go.

1. Split ground meat into sections.

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Is there an instance when you defrost an entire portion but you only need a small amount for a dish? This food storage allows you to save meal prep times and get only the amount of meat that you need. All you have to do is put meat in a large freezer bag and press it flat. When you’re done, use a stick or ruler to divide the meat into individual sections.

Share Your Own Tips and Food Storage Hacks

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