One of the most common excuses for not eating healthy is the cost. And while stocking up on fresh produce and whole foods is an investment, it’s often the amount that’s wasted that causes the problem.
Luckily, there are some tried-and-true-tips to keep healthy ingredients fresher, longer.
Here’s some a tip from everydayhealth.com:
Problem: Sprouting Potatoes
Solution: Throw an apple in with your potatoes.
A big bag of russet potatoes can be a lifesaver on busy weekdays. The starchy vegetable can quickly be turned into a baked potato, French fries, or morning hash browns to feed a hungry family. The downside of keeping a large bag on hand is that potatoes stored for an extended period of time begin to sprout. Keep your spuds ready-to-eat by storing in a cool, dry place, as sunlight and moisture encourage sprouting. Another trick: Throw an apple in with the potatoes. While scientists have mixed opinions about whether this kitchen hack actually rings true, many experimenters claim that adding an apple to the bag does indeed delay the sprouting of potatoes, adding weeks to their shelf life. Give it a try yourself and you be the judge.