I like fresh produce. I buy a great deal of fresh produce. I put it in the fridge and then a week later throw most of it away. We eat some but just can't seem to eat it all before it gets wilted or spoiled.
Want to know my secret? A vacuum sealer and a canning jar. Yep, that's it. Well, it's not really my secret but a tip I found on Pinterest that I actually used.
I suppose any vacuum sealer with a hose would work, I'm not sure. Here is the Food Saver model that I own. Click HERE for more information.
My Food Saver does so much! I even pack clothes into bags and vacuum the air out to ship them. I vacuum seal dried beans, pasta, salt, sugar and whatever dry product you can think of in jars to make them last longer. In order to do that I had to buy a lid sealer. Click HERE for more information on them. I will discuss vacuum sealing dry products more later.
Now, let me tell you another great thing about vacuum sealing my produce into jars. I eat more of them! Since everything is already prepared once I put them into a jar it is easier to grab a jar of salad and eat it rather than baking up some sweet high calorie goodie. (I still do, just not as often.) I love fresh fruit and veggies but when I am hungry I hate having to take the time to prepare everything. This way I spend an hour or so preparing a week or two worth of salad and fruit and it satisfies my hunger craving almost instantly. Now we are saving money AND eating healthier!