Food Storage After Bulk Shopping
Once I get home from shopping in bulk, I transfer produce from the mesh bags and bulk items from the cloth bags, into the containers I will store them in at home. Here is a sneak peek into how I do that.
Tips For Transferring Items Once Home:
- I reuse glass jars for things like the nutritional yeast, brazil nuts and many other items. By labeling the jar, it allows me to do a quick inventory prior to shopping.
- I LOVE my IKEA jars that fit perfectly into my kitchen drawers while allowing me to see what’s inside.
- Debbie Meyer Green Bags do help keep produce longer. They cost more, but can be used 8-10 times and if they reduce food waste they are worth it to me. But, not everything should go in a bag! See below.
- It’s important to know which items are best stored at room temperature or in the refrigerator and which need to be bagged for a longer life. Here is a great reference for that.
Fresh Berry Salad
- 1 head of red leaf lettuce (tear into bite-size pieces)
- 3 green onions (chopped)
- 1 handful of almonds (chopped)
- 1 pint of fresh strawberries (de-stem and cut in half)
- Fresh ground black pepper to taste
- Top with a pansy then bring to the table, add dressing below, toss and enjoy!
- 3 tablespoons flax oil
- 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Mix all above items in a small jar, shake, then use.
How To Care For Bulk Bags and Grocery Bags:
I can throw all of these bags in the laundry to get them clean. I then put them back in the trunk of my car, so I have them for my next trip to the food co-op.
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