The jar method is a great way to organize your food, save money and help the environment! So, what is the jar method? It’s a simple way of saving food in your fridge.
I learned how to do it using the internet! If you haven’t seen it on Instagram already, it’s a trendy way to store your produce. Here’s why the jar method is worth trying. P.S. This page may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure for more information.
How to do it
First, wash and dry your fruits and veggies. Second, chop and place it into separate containers. The reason you should use a jar is to keep it sealed from air. This will keep it fresh longer. Some people prefer plastic lids so look into what you want before you decide what to purchase.
Also, some veggies you wash first while others, like kale, you want to put into the jar dry with a piece of paper towel at the bottom of it. For all the info on how to prep what, do some research or look into online courses.
organize your fridge
If you use clear containers you will be able to see what you have. This will reduce the risk of your forgetting and needing to toss something that’s gone bad or buying something you already have. Plus, it’s already prepared for you. Yes, you need to take the time to prep it. But then when you go to cook you’ll save the hassle of chopping at every meal.
By keeping it fresh, you limit waste and help the environment – and you also save money! Some people say they have saved hundreds of dollars a month. Your food will last much longer – a week or even a few weeks, depending!
What to jar
I have jarred: cabbage, carrots, squash, celery, cauliflower, onions, garlic and much more. I’ve seen people juice their produce and jar it. Or I’ve seen people jar grains and fruits. Try exploring Instagram if you’re interested in learning more. You’ll get a whole lot of jarring inspiration there too.
Also, look for different sizes when getting your jars – you may want a variety of small, medium and large ones depending on what you plan to jar.