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Three Tips to Keep Your Produce Fresh for Longer

Celestial Gifts Muslin Bags Keep Food Fresh in the Refrigerator

The start of the New Year brings exciting resolutions. One of the most common and noble goals people set is to live a healthier lifestyle. It’s important to remember that eating healthy can happen in little steps. Today, we’re going to share some ways Celestial Gifts cotton bags can help you to create healthy eating habits.

One of the best ways to improve your eating habits right off the bat is to incorporate more fruits and vegetables and less processed food. Having fresh produce on hand makes it easier to say no to junk food. It’s easy and convenient to pop open a bag of chips sitting in your cabinet. Keeping your fruits and veggies on hand, and keeping them looking and tasting their best makes healthy snack options more appealing. Here are three easy tricks to try.

1. Store produce in bags made of a breathable fabric.

Many fruits and vegetables should be contained in some way, but in a lot of cases should not be completely sealed. Using a muslin cotton bag is the perfect happy medium. The bags protect your food while still allowing the right amount of airflow. Our bags work great for storing produce because they help your fridge stay tidy while maintaining the quality of your food. Bonus: our bags are reusable, and if you bring our bags right to the store to pick your produce, you can save yourself a little time and reduce waste.

2. Take advantage of built-in crisper drawers.

Most refrigerators have crisper drawers, but they can be a little confusing to use. In order for a crisper to work properly, you need make sure the environment is either high humidity or low humidity depending on the fruit or vegetable. Dampening a cloth bag you’re using to store your produce adds the right amount of moisture to crisper bins for nutrient dense vegetables like leafy greens, broccoli, cucumber, and more. It’s good to leave the bag dry for fruits (apples, peaches, pears, etc.) to keep the environment at a low humidity.

3. Don’t be afraid to freeze anything that might not get used.

Sometimes, it can be hard to tell how much produce you’re going to need for a particular recipe. Other times, you may have ended up going out to eat more than expected. Regardless, it’s okay to end up with more produce than you needed. Most fruits and vegetables freeze well. One of our favorite time savers is to chop up a variety of extra vegetables and freeze them together in one bag. It’s easy to defrost and incorporate them into a pot of soup or a pasta dish for an easy healthy meal.

We hope these tips are helpful. It’s never a bad idea to clean up your diet, and stocking your house with fruits and veggies is a great way to avoid temptation. Let us know if you’ve used any of these tips or you have any other tricks you want to share.

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