How To Stock Your Fridge To Make Your Food Last

Now more than ever it's important to store your food to where it will last longer. It's recommended that refrigerate food should be stored between 35 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit to keep foods safe.

CHOOSE FOODS WITH SAVING POWER

Choosing foods lie eggs, aookes, winter squash, citrus, onions, hard cheeses, tofu, pickles, cream cheese, sour cream, heavy cream, and bacon are best.

SOCIALLY ISOLATE YOUR PRODUCE

Not all produce is created equal. Some veggies and fruits emit ethylene, a gas that speeds up ripening, Apples, tomatoes, potatoes, melon and peaches should be stored separately with Potatoes, tomatoes and avocados left out at room temperature.

SCALP IT

Remove the green tops from carrots, parsnips, turnips and beets to keep them longer and only wash the amount of fruit that you'll eat in a setting instead of the whole package or buy it frozen.

Cilantro, green onions, and parsley can be stored in a glass jar with a plastic bag over them to keep them. Double wrap or vacuum your food before storing in the freezer to keep them fresh for months.

What are some of your food-saving tips? Let me know in the comments or @DreenaGonzalez!

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