This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid®.
So it’s Friday. The day I do look for the easiest dinner possible after working all week. Also known as Clean out the refrigerator of all the spoiled food to make room for grocery shopping tomorrow. It’s a sad and vicious cycle, but I was able to Reduce Fresh Food Waste with Rubbermaid FreshWorks Containers.
No one likes wasting food. We work hard for our money. Americans waste $24 billion worth of produce every year, which is the equivalent of $192 per household.** When I do my weekly shopping, I tend to gravitate towards frozen vegetables. They don’t cause me stress if our dinner menu changes on the fly. Now I don’t have to stress over buying fresh vegetables anymore. With Rubbermaid FreshWorks Containers, I can buy fresh green beans and not be concerned if I don’t use them on the planned day. If green beans aren’t your jam, don’t sweat it. You can use the containers for your personal favorites.
Rubbermaid FreshWorks Containers come in a wide variety of sizes listed below to hold all types of produce.
• Large Square (11.1 Cups): Perfect for Tomatoes
• Long Rectangle (8.4 Cups): Great for asparagus or zucchini
• Small Rectangle (4.0 Cups): Will keep your green beans fresh
• Small (2.5 Cups): Ideal for small berries
• Medium (6.3 Cups): Perfect for strawberries
• Large (17.3 Cups): Optimal for leafy greens
As I mentioned before, course, you also don’t have to only store green beans in the green bean container, or tomatoes in the tomato container. I love bananas, but sometimes I find myself eating two a day to make sure they are gone before they get too brown. It’s pretty sad when I also end up with no bananas left on Saturday to grab before heading to Jed’s soccer game. The perfect banana is bright yellow with a slight tinge of green. want to know the person that buys all the single bananas the other people rip from the bunches? It’s me. This way I can spread out the stages of ripeness for the bananas. You’re probably thinking I’m a mix of crazy genius right now, but you can be just as smart. Let the patented FreshVentTM technology of the Rubbermaid FreshWorks Container do the work for you. The FreshVent™ lid, regulates the flow of oxygen and CO2, in and out of the container so produce stays fresher. The CrispTrayTM at the bottom lifts whatever you’re storing away from any moisture that may accumulate. Better airflow for what you’re storing, helps reduce the risk of spoilage.
My family feels better overall if we are eating fruit and vegetables daily. But like all adults, three are vegetables that only I eat. I’m a solo fan of radishes in the H household. I love their crunchy texture and spicy flavor, but who wants to eat an entire bag in one sitting. By keeping this great snacking vegetable in a Rubbermaid FreshWorks Container, I know they will be fresh and crisp whenever I reach for them. The containers are made in the USA of global components, BPA-free. When the contents are gone, I can toss them into the dishwasher to clean and reuse them.
I prefer using the long asparagus container for my broccoli florets, but if you want to see how great the Rubbermaid FreshVent works for asparagus, check out my girl, Jaime’s post at Love Jaime. I can’t keep a secret to save my life, so I’ll just tell you. Jaime had awesomely fresh asparagus after 9 days! That’s crazy amazing!
FreshWorks Produce Savers are so easy to use. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.
1. Transfer your fresh produce from store packaging into the FreshWorks containers
2. Refrigerate to maintain freshness for up to 80% longer*. The lid filter lasts a lifetime, no replacements needed.
Oh wait…it’s easier than 1, 2, 3! That’s only 2 steps! I guess if you want to get technical, call shopping 1.
By now I’m sure you’re ready to be all in and ready to buy your own Rubbermaid FreshWorks Containers. Trust me, you’re going to love them, and today is your lucky day! Thanks to my FAB friends at She Speaks and Rubbermaid, I get to give away some Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Savers! What a sweet deal for you! Enter via the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win 2 or 3 products from the FreshWorks line. Oh, and Jaime has a giveaway on her post too, just in case you forgot to check out the asparagus phenomenon. 😉
*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks™ containers vs. store packaging. Results may vary depending upon produce and use.
** Source: USDA 2014