Every Health Coach knows that eating a healthy, balanced diet full of whole foods is the very best way to nourish your body. The problem is, buying all that fresh food can be expensive. Fortunately, you can get more bang for your grocery store bucks by learning how to properly store your healthy food in the fridge. Instead of throwing everything in haphazardly, stock your fridge like a pro by using these simple storage tips. Some of them may even surprise you!
Fruit and Vegetables
The number one rule for fruit and vegetables storage is to keep them far apart from each other in the fridge! As fruit ripens, it gives off ethylene gas, which will quickly wilt your veggies. Vegetables should be loosely packed into the fridge, with some on the shelves and some in the crisper drawer, depending on where you keep the fruit. Leafy greens do better in the crisper drawer, where they are less prone to wilting. For crunchy, water-based vegetables like radish, carrots, or celery, try cutting them up and storing them in water-filled mason jars to keep them fresh longer.