Storing carrots and celery for healthy snacking

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

I shared this image on instagram and facebook over the weekend, I had so many people liking it and asking questions so I thought I’d add it here on the blog too.  I cut up celery and carrot sticks on a Sunday to have ready for healthy snacking through the week, and readily prepared to easily pack school lunches.

If you are like me and enjoy snacking through the day, you'll love my tips on storing veggie sticks so they stay fresh and crunchy all week long.

I used to store them in my tupperware containers but noticed they did start to dry out.  Now I store them in water, cooled from the kettle, in a mason jar in the fridge. If the water starts to look cloudy as shown below, simply tip the water out and add in some fresh water.

This saves time and beats reaching for sugary snacks.

If you are like me and enjoy snacking through the day, you'll love my tips on storing veggie sticks so they stay fresh and crunchy all week long.

I prefer to use mason jars with drinking lids (ones you can slide straws into), I was gifted mine a few years ago from a friend but you can find similar ones at Kmart and Target for as little as $1. There is no reason to my madness, work out if airtight or a little air is best suits you and your fridge (mine is a little temperamental at times).

If you are like me and enjoy snacking through the day, you'll love my tips on storing veggie sticks so they stay fresh and crunchy all week long.

I also made hummus to dip the vegetable sticks into.

I often make up batches of homemade hummus to keep in the fridge. In my humble opinion, homemade is so much better than store brought, plus hummus is so quick and easy to make.

Other community members shared their tips on how they store their pre-cut vegetable sticks, here are some more ideas:

  • wrap celery and lettuce heads in foil
  • they last in tupperware fridge smart containers for 4-5 weeks
  • celery keeps well in foil
  • wrap celery and carrots in paper towel to prevent thrm from drying out.

How do you store your vegetable sticks for convenient snacking?

 

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4 comments

Belinda Jones January 30, 2020 - 8:22 PM

Would u stick cucumber sticks the same as you do the carrot and celery? Thank you

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 4, 2020 - 8:50 AM

Yes Belinda, I would 🙂

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Deb December 19, 2020 - 6:56 AM

Can you store carrot & celery sticks together in same container?

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 5, 2021 - 9:42 AM

I haven’t tried it. If you do, let me know how it goes! Kat x

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