Plastic wrap and storage containers definitely have their place in most kitchens, but if you have no love for the stuff and wish there were a way to store your vegetables and produce without resorting to disposable bags or a fridge full of containers, you do have other options to keep your food fresh.
Blogger Beth at My Plastic Free Life is on a personal crusade against plastic and regardless of whether or not you agree with her reasons, she has a laundry list of suggestions for proper storage of fruits and vegetables if you either don’t want to or don’t have plastic containers or baggies to keep them fresh.
For example, instead of keeping asparagus in a baggie, store the bunch upright in a small bowl with a little water in the base at room temperature — they’ll keep for days, even outside of the fridge. Plus, the water keeps the bottoms of the asparagus from getting woody, meaning you snap off less prior to cooking and keep more of it on your plate. Many of the suggestions on her list actually keep produce fresher longer than storing them in baggies or the plastic sleeves you may have brought home from the store.
The list isn’t perfect however — some vegetables call for airtight seals, which most people wouldn’t have unless they had reusable plastic storage containers, but there are other options if you’re as committed to using less plastic as she is. What do you think? A lot of fuss just to live without plastic, or some genuinely useful ways to keep fresh produce fresh when you get it home from the store? Any other alternative storage methods to share? Sound off in the comments below.
How to Store Produce Without Plastic [My Plastic Free Life]