Why didn’t they tell us about these food hacks earlier? Definitely something to include in the “Cheapskate Hacks For When We Need To Be Stingy” list.
#1 Leftover Herbs
Since you can never use all of your herbs, place leftover herbs between 2 paper towels and microwave them for a minute or so. This process will dry them and make them useful for your next dish.
#2 Fresh Onions, Garlic, Etc.
Place onions, garlic, shallots, and the like inside ventilated paper bags, so they are kept fresh. Remember to punch holes into the paper bag to store them. You’ll be surprised that they’d be perfect months from now!
#3 Almost Expiring Milk
If your milk is almost expiring, use it to create milk and cookie cubes. Drop them into your coffee and get ready to be wowed!
#4 Soft Ice Cream
Keep ice cream soft by storing it inside a resealable plastic bag.
#5 Perfect Avocado
Don’t waste your money again when you buy an over-ripened avocado. So just remember this picture below to get you by!
#6 Herb Storage
For the storage of delicate herbs, put them in cups of water, cover them in plastic wrap, secure them with a rubber band, and put them inside the refrigerator.
#7 Frozen Wine
If you can’t finish a whole bottle of wine (what?!?), freeze the leftovers in an ice cube tray. So when you need wine for a recipe, just drop a wine cube in the pan!
#8 Longer Lasting Bananas
Using plastic wrap, wrap the crown of the bunch of bananas. The result? Bananas that will last 3 to 5 days longer. This is even more helpful when you have organic bananas.
#9 Easy Green Smoothie
Freeze your leafy vegetables to be used in a smoothie. They will make the consistency of your smoothie slightly slushy. Easy and healthy!
#10 Supermarket Strategy
Supermarket situates the important ingredients like produce and dairy on opposite sides of the store so you are required to go through all the aisles and buy more things you really do not need. So, avoid the inner aisles and don’t get distracted. You won’t spend as much money with this strategy!
#11 Unhardened Brown Sugar
It may sound odd, but to stop your brown sugar from turning into stone, throw in marshmallows into a resealable bag. It works!
#12 More Affordable Grocery Items
Remember that grocery stores place their more expensive products on your eye level. So look at the top and at the bottom for better grocery deals.
#13 More Veges for Longer
When you wrap broccoli, celery, or lettuce in tin foil before you store them in the refrigerator, they will stay crispy for 4 or more weeks!
#14 Grated Cheese
Instead of buying prepacked grated cheese, grate your own cheese. Similar to prepacked lettuce, you shell out extra cash for the convenience. Just keep a chunk of cheese ready inside a container for fast grating. If you love cheese, you’re sure to love reading this post, “Awesomely Cheesiest of the Cheese Treats You Should Eat Right Now.”
#15 Cheaper Chicken
Purchase your chicken in family packs. Put the extras inside resealable plastic bags with some marinade and freeze. The marinated chicken will be super flavorful and you can thaw them, as needed.