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8 Hacks to Make Healthy Foods Last Longer

8 Hacks to Make Healthy Foods Last Longer
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The perks of healthy, unprocessed foods are too numerous to even list. But there are two main downsides: First, they’re often a little pricey. Second, they’re quick to go bad. That can be quite the one-two punch—if you spend the extra money on a fancy juice or organic avocado, it’s especially painful to toss it before you have a chance to enjoy. Even more so when you consider that recent research found that Americans waste up to 41 percent of its food supply. To give your trash can and your wallet a break, we dug up the easiest, most effective ways to make your healthy foods last longer. (Plus, we have 6 Ways to Help You Save Money on Groceries.) 

1. Freeze Your Green Juices
We recently met with cold-pressed juice company Evolution Fresh, and they offered up a great tip we can’t believe we didn’t think of ourselves: If your juice’s expiration date is bearing down on you, simply pop the bottle into the freezer to buy yourself some time. Warning: Liquids expand when they freeze, so either crack open the bottle and take a swig to give the juice a little growing room, or make peace with cleaning up a little seepage. (And try these 14 Unexpected Smoothie and Green Juice Ingredients.) 

2. Keep Wheat Flour in the Fridge
The wheat germ in wheat flour contains high levels of oil, which can go rancid if left at room temp. Instead, stash your flour in an airtight container in your refrigerator. An easy way to tell if it’s turned: Give it a sniff. It should smell like nothing; if you detect something bitter, toss it.

3. Hold Off on Washing Berries
Moisture encourages berries to spoil, so wait to rinse them off until just before you’re ready to chow down. Also smart: checking the berry container periodically and picking out any spoiled fruit. They’ll bring the rest of the pint down with them faster.

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4. Stash Herbs in This Gadget
The Herb Savor ($30; prepara.com) stores your herb stems in water, which helps keep the flavorful greens fresh for up to three weeks. Bonus: It can also be used for asparagus.

5. Paint an Avocado with Lemon Juice
Cut avocados contain an enzyme that oxidizes when exposed to air, causing it to turn brown. To halt the process, cover the cut flesh with a thin layer of lemon juice, then a sheet of plastic wrap, and stick it in the fridge. You can use the same trick to keep guacamole fresh too. (Then use it for one of these 10 Savory Avocado Recipes That Aren’t Guacamole.)

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6. Store a Paper Towel with Lettuce
The disposable cloth will absorb any moisture that forms while your greens are chilling in the fridge, keeping the leaves from wilting. The result: Your Friday salad will taste as crisp and fresh as Monday’s. (See more Easy Salad Upgrades for Your Best Bowl Ever.)

7. Tuck Root Veggies in Cloth Bags
Heat and light encourage root vegetables like onions or potatoes to sprout. Cloth or paper sacks are breathable, so the insides will stay cool, and they roll up easily to keep light out. Use your own, or buy the stylish and functional Okra by Mastrad Vegetable Keep Sacks (from $9; reuseit.com).

8. Pour Dry Grains into Mason Jars
Grains and dry beans have a low moisture content, so their main concern isn’t necessarily going bad—it’s getting infested with bugs, rodents, and other creepy-crawlies. The screw-top lids of Mason jars will keep critters out, so there won’t be any surprises when you open your quinoa or black beans.

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How to Make No-Bake, No-Cook Fresh Strawberry Pie

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake With Berries | POPSUGAR Food – POPSUGAR


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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake With Berries | POPSUGAR Food
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I decided to make a lemon poppy seed cake and add a light mascarpone frosting and berries from the farmers market. This dessert was delicious and fresh, and perfect for brightening up a rainy day! It was also Matthew’s pre-birthday cake! He keeps

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The Blueberry Bomber

Recipe by Joe Sweeney, New College of Florida

Recipe by Joe Sweeney, New College of Florida

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The post 17 Raspberry Recipes for All Your Dessert and Drink Needs appeared first on Bon Appétit.

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The Daily MealRed Berries Healthy & Skinny Iced Tea Recipe | The Daily MealThe Daily MealThe great thing about this recipe is, you can totally use frozen berries too.Oh, and did I mention it is healthy and skinny? And looks super pretty? AND is sup…

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No Bake Berry Almond Tart

This No Bake Berry Almond Tart is light, fruity, no bake and perfect for summer! The combination of almond and berries is one of my favorites and it’s great in this tart. One of my favorite things about summer is all of the fresh fruit. My husband and are big on fruit – both fresh fruit […]

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A fruit that’s berry good for you | Brainerd Dispatch – Brainerd Daily Dispatch

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Berries are some of the most powerful disease-fighting foods available,” said Teresa Farrell, registered and licensed dietitian at the Essentia Health Brainerd Clinic. “They are rich in antioxidants that help turn off signals that trigger inflammation

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Blueberry Fool Recipe

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Summertime desserts that don’t require baking or cooking are not only practical when it’s hot outside and you’re trying to keep things cool on the inside, but most of them are gorgeous too! This Blueberry Fool is no exception. It’s a light dessert that can be made with a blender and electric mixer. Unless, of course, you’re up for whipping your cream by hand, which is totally doable and fun if you have a group of friends who would like to have a cream whipping party.

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Enjoy a ‘berry’ delicious taste of summer – The Spectrum – St. George Daily Spectrum


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Berries aren’t just a tasty treat; they’re a healthy one, too. A study reported in the journal Circulation found that “women who ate the most strawberries and blueberries — three or more servings per week — were 34 percent less likely to suffer an