Prepping Produce

Hey loves. I am back for another week of sharing tips, essentials, and staples for your kitchen and wallet. I shared Kitchen Staples, items to have on hand to make a quick meal and Money Saving Tips for Grocery Shopping. Today we are talking about something that has saved me so much money on my produce. Prepping Produce

What the heck is prepping produce? What do you mean you don't just throw it in the bottom draw of the fridge? (I use to do that)

Why you should clean and prep your produce

- Helps produce last as long as possible

- Makes produce ready to grab and go

- The vinegar cleans any bacteria that is on your produce.

- Can prevent getting sick from bacteria that is on your produce. 

~ How To Clean Produce ~

  1. Clean your sink before you start. Cleaning your produce will not be effective if your sink is dirty. You could also use a wash tub if you don't want to use your sink.
  2. Fill sink 1/2 way with luke warm water.
  3. Add 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar. 
  4. Place all produce in the water. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  5. Dump produce into a strainer and rinse thoroughly.
  6. Lay produce in a single layer on a DARK towel. (dark so you dont stain your good towels). Let dry completely before putting away or they will mold quickly and this is what we are preventing. 
  7. Once dry store in proper containers. Throw a paper towel or microfiber towel in with food to keep moisture away from produce.
Here are a few ways you store certain produce:
Berries- air tight
Carrots- air tight
Grapes- stay on the stem and NOT air tight (my last grapes lasted over a month and were still good
Peppers- in the drawer
Apples- in the drawer

**** Do NOT do this process of greens. Greens get cleaned a different way.

Do you clean your produce?

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