Keep your immune system high and your trips to the store low by following these food storage ideas!
General Storage Hacks:
- Don’t place hot foods in the refrigerator. Wait until they are nearly room temperature.
- Don’t let cooked food such as meat, poultry, or fish stand at room temperature for more than a couple hours.
- Do keep your cold foods at 40℉ or lower.
We aren’t underestimating your ability to cook a memorable, 5-star steak dinner, but if you’re anything like us, you may lose track of the day you cooked it! Keep it fresh and safe by following these home storage solutions:
Step 1: Transfer bulk food into dry, clean containers with tight fitting lids
Step 2: Label, label, label! Mark your containers within 7 days from the date the food was prepared.
*See below for suggested labels*
Step 3: Place foods in appropriate storage units (see general guidelines above to determine when and where to store based on food temperature)
All food should be protected from sunlight, and covered or otherwise protected from contamination.
Refrigerator’s Crisper Drawer
Say goodbye to waste by learning how to correctly utilize your crisper drawer! These home storage solutions will extend the life of your fruits and veggies by controlling the airflow via vents.
- High Humidity- Close off the airflow
- Leafy greens, beans, cucumbers, asparagus, broccoli and celery
- Medium Humidity
- Tomatoes and citrus fruits
- Low Humidity – Open the airflow allowing gas to escape, preventing fruits from rotting too quickly.
- Garlic, onions, and squash
Grains, nuts and seeds should always be stored in the freezer.
Bread products can be frozen but not refrigerated as this will encourage the growth of mold.
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