I’ve been pretty busy lately spending most Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays at client sites doing nutrition workshops and cooking demos.

I LOVE having the opportunity to interact with so many people, hear their stories, and spread the message about eating real, whole food in a way that is refreshing, energizing, inspiring and FUN from Dover, Delaware to Washington, DC.

Earlier this week, I was teaching a cooking class for a client, and one of the attendees asked about proper food storage tips.

It’s something that most of us don’t know much about, so I thought I’d use this post to clear up the confusion, especially since so many fruits and veggies are in season, and we want to make the most of them!

For starters, I found this brief recommendation about cooked food storage and this post about dry pantry goods storage on one of my favorite websites – The Kitchn. I also wanted to share the info below about how to properly store fruits and veggies, since many of us are unclear about where to put them once we bring them home.

What goes in the fridge?

What can be left out on the counter?

What should you store in your pantry?

Many people may not give a second thought about where to store their food, but in some circumstances, knowing what to store where could be particularly important when it comes to the outcome. For example, if you are hosting a party and you want to make sure that your food stays nice and fresh for the duration, wouldn’t it be best to hire a fridge trailer that can be placed in your garden for easy access? I’ve heard of many people doing this before, and it could be a good idea if you need a short-term solution. But when it comes to the long run, knowing this information could be important going forward. Wouldn’t you agree?

If you want to get the most out of your produce budget, make sure you store fruits and vegetables properly. Use this handy infographic to learn how! Then you might want to look into products such as these Food crates for sale from PHS Teacrate.

fruit veggies - how to store

For more tips about how to stretch your fresh food dollars, check out this post for 5 additional tips!

Looking to eat healthy without going broke? Check out this post!