Tips And Tricks To Keep Your Chopped Vegetables Fresh
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A new thing that has caught on with people who are busy working the entire week is meal prep. This means cutting vegetables and making sauces and gravies and advance and storing them in the refrigerator for some days or the entire week. this method of meal prepping is very important for working professionals and students who might not have the time to do it every single day. So, meal prepping is very useful and innovative method of saving time as well as resources.

But the problem is a lot of people do not know how to store their vegetables so that they stay fresh for a really long time. Usually, a couple of days after chopping the vegetables and storing them in the refrigerator, they start to become a little stale or they do not look as fresh as you want them to be while cooking your meals. If you are one of those who have a problem in storing your chopped vegetables, then we have some tips for you which will be extremely useful. Let's see what are those.

Freezing the veggies 

Freezing your diced vegetables and fruits is a very good option because you can easily defrost them and use them. What you can do is put your chopped vegetables in a sealed airtight bag and put it in the freezer. And whenever you want to use them, just take them out, defrost them and put them in your meals. 

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Storing your freshly cut vegetables in paper towels or airtight bags it's a great way to keep them fresh because these stalls do not let moisture get in contact with the veggies. This helps the veggies and fruits to stay fresh for a longer period of time. 


Lemon is a very well-known preservative and it has stood the test of time despite many artificial preservatives entering into the markets. So, you can use lemon to coat your vegetables lightly and put them in the freezer this helps keep the vegetables fresh for a longer period of time as it is a form of mild pickling. 

Cooking them 

One of the best ways to keep your veggies fresh is to actually cook them. When you see that some of your vegetables are getting a little stale, then sauté them or fry them and then use them multiple times for several dishes. This way you already have a readymade fried stock of vegetables that you can use in any dish and your chopped veggies, which would otherwise go bad, can still be used. 

Use these tips to store your chopped vegetables and fruits and use them for a long period of time. Happy meal prepping and happy cooking!