Nine Tips to Help Food Last Longer

Acquiring good habits and keeping track of what’s in your refrigerator will save you money on your food bill.

Below I share tips to avoid cross-contamination: Don’t inadvertently mix up foods with different “eat-by” dates.

For more information see my chart on storing leftovers, Is This Food Safe to Eat?

1. New package, new spoon. When you open a new container of cottage cheese, use a fresh spoon too. The bits of older food on the original spoon will contaminate the fresh package.