I am an advocate for meal planning, and I’m a sucker for exploring products that help me get organized in the house (especially in the kitchen!). I have a quite a busy schedule most days; my Google calendar is full of colorful blocks on a weekly basis. I like living an eventful life, but I don’t want it to compromise my eating habits. I still want to make sure my husband and I can enjoy home-cooked, healthy meals daily.
This means that I go grocery shopping only once or twice a week with a goal in mind from my weekly meal planning. As soon as I get home, I will wash, cut and put away the vegetables so they are ready to go. This can be tricky though, because some vegetables wilt or turn yellow so quickly in the fridge before you’re ready to use them, and washed vegetables have an even shorter half life.
I heard about these green bags a while ago, which were advertised to keep your produce fresh for longer. I finally mustered the courage to buy my first box of Debbie Meyer Green Bags to keep those gorgeous fresh vegetables I gravitate towards at the market.
I started out small, using them on some celery stalks, green leaf lettuce, fresh parsley, and green onions.
I am now a changed woman. They really do keep my vegetables crispy fresh for longer periods of time (2-3 weeks longer) in the vegetable drawer of my fridge. Since then, I’ve tried the Green Bags on carrots, green beans, cilantro, turnips, leeks, romaine lettuce, asparagus, broccoli, Asian bok choy, and Chinese gai lan. Time and time again, I noticed that I can use the vegetables at my own pace without worrying about them wilting or turning mushy in the fridge. The Green Bags work just as well storing the vegetables fresh from the store, or washed and cut; as long as you make sure that they are completely dry before placing them in the Green Bags.
They come in two sizes in the box (17×12 inch, and 15×9 inch), and I reuse them a few times before disposing them.
I’ve not tried the Debbie Meyer Green Bags on fruits, since I don’t seem to have problems eating fruits before they get mushy.
No more restrictions on buying vegetables only one at a time, because variety is the spice of life! This also means less trips to the store solely for the purpose of buying vegetables so I can enjoy them while they’re still fresh! Now I am a happy camper.