Friday, August 22, 2008

Saving Money the Healthy Way

In this declining economy, I am constantly looking for ways to save money and still eat healthy. As I come across good ideas, I am going to start posting them so other can benefit too!

Longer-Lasting Lettuce
Here is a great idea for how to keep bagged or heads of lettuce fresher longer. Often the lettuce turns brown after a few days. Rinse the pre-bagged salad/lettuce and break it up. Then, air-dry it for awhile in the strainer and then dry it off as dry as possible with paper towels. After it is dry, dump it into a large square plastic container and put three to four balled up dry paper towels all through it top and bottom, seal it, and shake it up. The paper towels will absorb the extra water before it could rot the lettuce. When you use the salad, replace the damp paper towels with new crumpled up dry paper towels and your lettuce/salads will last over two weeks! Savings and fresh lettuce too!

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