How to Store Fruits & Veggies

Now that you’re taking the steps to become healthier by preparing healthy snacks ahead of time, how are you supposed to store them and how long will they stay good? Here is a quick guide to help you plan your snacks out ahead of time. All you’ll need are some ziploc baggies or tupperware containers and a sharpie marker so you can mark the date that they were prepared. If you want to go above & beyond, write the date that you need to eat them buy on the outside of the bag so they don’t go bad.

Colorful fresh group of fruits

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRUIT:

  • Apples (slice at the time of snack so they don’t go brown) – 3-4 weeks in the fridge
  • Oranges (sliced) – 1-2 days in the fridge
  • Pineapple (sliced) – up to a week
  • Grapes – 7-10 days in the fridge, 3-5 days on the counter
  • Apricots (sliced) – 3-4 days in the fridge
  • Bananas (sliced) – 3-4 days in the fridge
  • Cantaloupe (sliced) – 3-4 days in the fridge
  • Grapefruit (sliced) – 3-4 days in the fridge
  • Honeydew (sliced) – 3-4 days in the fridge
  • Kiwi (sliced) – 3-4 days in the fridge
  • Mango (sliced) – 3-4 days in the fridge
  • Berries (fresh) – 2-3 days in the fridge **If you are using your berries for smoothies, consider buying frozen berries so that it’s more cost effective.
  • Watermelon (sliced) – 3-4 days in the fridge

VEGGIES:

  • Bell peppers (sliced) – 4-6 days in the fridge
  • Broccoli (diced) – 3-5 days in the fridge
  • Carrots (cut & peeled) – 2-3 weeks in the fridge
  • Cauliflower (diced) – 1 week in the fridge
  • Celery (cut) – 1-2 weeks in the fridge
  • Cucumbers (sliced) – 1-2 days in the fridge
  • Radishes (sliced) – 10 -14 days in the fridge
  • Tomatoes (sliced) – 2-3 days in the fridge

Remember to only buy what you can eat. After a few weeks of grocery shopping, you’ll be able to estimate exactly how much of each fruit and vegetable you go through during a week and you’ll also find which ones you enjoy the most. Keep your snacks fun and constantly change them up so you don’t get bored. By preparing your snacks ahead of time, you’ll take away the temptation of going for that bag of potato chips, a doughnut, or sugar filled treat. Use discipline and stay focused!

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