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.
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.
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).
I also made hummus to dip the vegetable sticks into.
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?