Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Brown lettuce is for the birds!  Our family eats a lot of lettuce on salads, wraps and sandwiches.  I feel like so much of it is wasted because after a couple days in the fridge its limp, has brown edges and is just plain gross.  Anybody out there have the same complaint?

I thought I would forever be making numerous trips to the store to buy more lettuce week after week.  That is until I saw this on pinterest...

                           Source: via Jessica on Pinterest

Honestly, I was a little skeptical that this would work, but I was desperate so I tried it anyway.  Guess what?!  It totally works.

Since the kids have gone back to school I've been spending a couple hours every Sunday cooking, dicing, chopping and doing whatever I can to make the week go more smoothly.  I have now officially added packing chopped iceberg lettuce & spinach into tall canning jars and storing them in my fridge. The jars can stay in there all week long with not a brown edge anywhere!  Actually, I'm on my second week with a jar right now, its still fresh.  WOW!

Just thought I'd share since I know there has to be someone out there who hasn't seen this on Pinterest yet and hates brown lettuce. 

Have you tried this yet?  I would love to know!

If you aren't already then I'd love to have you follow along...

or via LINKY...


  1. Did you have to vacuum seal them or anything?

  2. Clydia, I saw this on Pinterest, too! I wondered if it really I know!! I'm so trying this! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. just chop and put in jars how interesting....well i will be doing this in the very near future (after labor day)....i am axious to see how well this works.....thxs!!!

  4. Thanks for the tip, I will be trying this!

  5. Great idea. You can also drill holes in the lid of a sterlite box and line the box with paper towels. Put a couple of paper towels on top of the lettuce. Every time you use some lettuce, replace the paper towels. Lettuce will last a long time.


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