How To: Keep Berries Fresh

strawberries and chips 005 When you can find berries in bulk for a really good price you just can’t beat it.  Learn how to keep them fresh.

strawberries and chips 001 Every once in a while, I get two pound boxes of strawberries from Whole Foods for $5.00.  It’s nuts how great that price is, and there is no way I ever pass that deal up!  As most people know, berries, especially strawberries, can turn very quickly, so buying a few containers at a time is tough unless you eat them all within a few days, which can be hard even for me.  So what’s my trick?

Quick freezing!

strawberries and chips 003 As soon as I get home, I wash them, drain them, cut the ends off and line them up in a single layer in the freezer.  Once they’re frozen, I put them in a freezer bag and grab them when needed.  I make a ton of smoothies, so having them frozen only makes them better for smoothies.

You can do the same thing for other berries like blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.

Lining them in a single row to freeze will ensure they don’t clump together so you can pull berries out one at a time if needed.

Easy and a great way to take advantage of bulk berries!  Also a great way to preserve berries for the winter.

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