Spring has SPRUNG and so have our local farmers’ markets! It’s that time of the year when we excitedly rush out and load our refrigerators full of the bountiful harvest. No doubt with BIG plans on how we’ll utilize all this beautiful, nutritious, fresh produce…but then life happens.
The week hurries on and before you know it, you never got around to using most of what you bought at the farmers’ market and it’s starting to go bad.
I’m right there with ya. It’s happened to me more times that I can count.
But not anymore.
What if I told you that there’s a secret to keeping produce fresher longer just by the changing the way you store your fruits and veggies?
You’d probably think I’m totally nuts, right?
Or that there’s some super complicated ritual, with washing, soaking and/or wrapping…
Or even worse yet; using toxic chemicals…
Wrong, wrong and oh, so very wrong!
Oh, yeah and BONUS…. You’ll get to shop at Target too. And we all love Target, right?? You can even save $2 in a cashback rebate from ibotta!
After the farmers’ market, head to your local Target and pick up a couple Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Savers! Or order them online HERE.
They come in a variety of sizes and can be found in the Housewares aisle, in my store they were on an end cap presentation
Revolutionary FreshVent technology creates an optimal environment for fruits and vegetables by regulating the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide in and out of the FreshWorks produce container.
The CrispTray at the bottom of the food container elevates produce away from moisture and promotes airflow to help prevent spoilage. And the built-in lid filter never needs to be replaced and will last a lifetime.
Longer lasting produce means less good food going to waste, less shopping trips and saving money! Bring them home and start filling them up with fresh produce!
No need to pre-wash or cut up the produce; saves you time and keeps the fruits & veggies fresher!, but in some cases (like broccoli and cauliflower) veggies fit better if they are broken into small pieces.
And (which I love) your fridge will look neat and organized…which also helps to inspire us to eat healthier at home too!
But now we’ve created an amazing problem–what to do with all that produce that’s NOT going bad?
When in doubt, we have Fridge Clean-Out Salads, tossed with my famous Homemade Honey Poppyseed Dressing!
Greens, berries, cucumber and cauliflower made dinner one night…
This dressing is the hero. It helps to balance tangy greens like kale, spinach and chard (that you might be less eager to put in a salad) with sweet fruits. Like one of those fancy restaurant salads that you always wish you could make at home!
Only made with leftovers, instead.
When in doubt, toss in some leftover roast chicken with fruits, veggies and a few nuts or seeds that you have on hand with Homemade Honey Poppy Seed Dressing!
Literally any and all fruits and veggies work great.
Now there’s no excuse to let those delicious, fresh and nutritious fruits and veggies go to waste. They’ll keep for longer in your fridge AND you’ve got an amazing dressing recipe that will soon be your family favorite.
For more inspiration on how to use your FreshWorks containers, CLICK HERE.
Honey Poppyseed Dressing
- Blend (in your blender) until combined. Store extra dressing in the fridge for up to a week.