When it comes to celery, the trick is water. Trim the bottom of the celery and put it in water. It will perk right up. You can keep it outside of the fridge for about a day, after that cover it with a plastic bag and put it in the fridge.
Water also works with kale or collard greens or pretty much any greens that have thick stems, including lettuce. For these type of greens I put them in the salad spinner filled with cool water and let them soak for about an hour. They revive very nicely.
But let’s say you are committed to not having your greens wilt at all. You don’t want to have to put them in water, you want to take preventative measures to create a no-wilting policy in your fridge. Then…
Paper towel is the key!
For spinach, lay your spinach on paper towel before putting it in the fridge (or lay a piece of paper towel on top). The paper towel is there to absorb excess moisture (that’s what makes things slimy).
Fresh Herbs wrapped in paper towel and then put in a plastic bag keep nicely for up to a week.
Lettuce wrapped in paper towel also stays fresher longer.
The secret to managing your produce problems is managing the moisture. Put a piece of paper towel in the bottom of your fridge drawers to absorb any excess moisture.
And…keep eating your greens!
Share your favorite produce tips in the comments!
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Are you in the Boston area? I’ve got some delicious classes for you!
Come learn with me live!!!
”7 Simple Strategies to Feeding Your Kids Well
So They Become More Adventurous Eaters & End Mealtime Struggles!”
Saturday March 17th
This is a FREE CLASS: 4 – 5:30 pm, Somerville, MA
Please email me to reserve your space and I’ll send you location details.
GROCERY STORE TOUR!
Saturday March 24th
Many of you have been asking for this for a while! Let me personally walk you around Whole Foods and show you what to buy and what not to buy! Plus, we’ll have a special greens cooking demo! You’ll come away with a comprehensive grocery list and enough inspiration to create an explosion of healthy in your home!
9:30 – 11:30 am $40 (at Whole Foods Cambridge, MA)
Register now,’cause there’s only room for 8!
HEALTHY SWEET TREATS COOKING CLASS
in my kitchen!
Sunday March 25th
Join me to make delicious healthy cookies, muffins, cake, caramel apples and more.
~ Get comfortable with baking with natural sweeteners that don’t harm your body the way sugar does. ~ Learn how to make cookies that you can feel great about giving your kids. ~ Discover how easy it is to be the super-mom who always has a healthy food alternative.
2-4:30 $97 early-bird price. ($117 after March 18th)
in my kitchen, metro-Boston.
I only have room for 10 in my kitchen, so register now to reserve your spot!
Enroll in BOTH the Grocery Store Tour and the
Healthy Sweet Treats Class and save money!
$127 – early bird price ($147 after March 18th)
If you have any questions about any of these classes just ask me.
Nina Manolson, MA, CHC, LMT is the Smokin’ Hot Mom Mentor and Family Wellness Expert. She’s the founder of SmokinHotMom.com and HealthyYummyKids.com. She helps busy moms look and feel their best, and helps them feed their kids well in a world that doesn’t.