WITH the cost of living increasing, many of us are trying to find ways to make food last longer and save some money.
Luckily, one mum-of-two has revealed how she makes her food last longer.
Lara Jarvis, from the UK, shared her tips in a TikTok video that went viral with more than 200k views.
She said: “Struggling with rising food costs and rocketing bills?
“These tips to make your food last longer will help you save money on food.”
Lara’s first tip for making your food last longer is to make sandwiches ahead of time and freeze them – she says you can store them in the freezer for up to 30 days.
Next, Lara recommends growing vegetables out of ones your bought in the shop.
You can easily plant the ends of spring onions into soil or water and in about a month, you’ll have another bunch completely for free.
If you find that your lemons often go off before you can get through an entire bag of them – then Lara recommends chopping them up and adding them to the freezer.
And for fresh fruit and leafy greens, that usually go bad after a few days – there’s a simple solution to getting them to last longer.
After rinsing them clean make sure to dry them thoroughly and a add paper kitchen towel to them to absorb any excess moisture.
Soaking up excess moisture makes your fresh fruit and veg last so much longer, Lara explains.
To keep your garlic cloves fresh for longer, make sure you store them in a dark and cool place.
Users loved Lara’s money saving hacks, one wrote: “The garlic tip is brilliant mine always sprouts.”
Another added: “I need more of these food hacks!”
“You blew my mind with the sarnies why did I never think of that! also love the spring onion idea,” commented a third person.