Sooo … you wanna know the not-so-great part about Eating Clean? Trying to keep all those fruits and veggies fresh and tasting great more than a few days. I do not like to go to the store more than once a week if I can help it, and my favorites like bananas, strawberries, and lettuce go funky after 2-3 days… leaving the rest of the week with nothing really “fresh.” I have tried a couple bags from the store that claim to extend the life of foods with absolutely no luck, so I was a bit skeptical when I was offered a free package of Clearly Fresh Bags to review.
Clearly Fresh® bags are large clear zip bags (12” X 14”), with a breathable 3 inch square membrane on one side. Each pack contains 10 bags. These bags enable you to keep your fruits and vegetables fresher longer for less waste and more savings. Its large size, allows you to store an entire bunch of bananas or a whole head of lettuce with room to spare. PLUS the bags are re-closeable and recyclable.
My new favorite snack since beginning to Eat Clean has been avocados with Season Salt on them – sliced up like an apple. They are FANTASTIC. However… avocados are huge. I can never eat an entire one in one sitting, so I am always putting a half back into the fridge. Usually by the next day, the leftover avocado has gotten mushy (I like them really firm) and has these reddish brown lines in them. I was SO impressed to see that two days after putting my avocado into the fridge in a Clearly Fresh Bag, it looked as fresh as the other half had been – just like that picture above shows!
I also used them for my bananas – which Mike likes really firm.. almost still green. The Clearly Fresh Bags website says you can keep bananas fresh for up to nine days – well mine didnt last that long before they were eaten, but Mike normally doesn't eat them past the first day since they ripen so fast, and he snacked on them until they were gone this time.
What makes Clearly Fresh bags unique is the use of BreatheWay technology. BreatheWay allows fresh fruits and vegetables to create their own ideal atmospheres for natural storage life extension. Simply place fresh produce items in the Clearly Fresh bag when returning from grocery shopping & store in your standard fashion (i.e.: lettuce in the refrigerator, bananas on the counter).
I am very impressed with the Clearly Fresh Bags and will be getting more to help keep my food fresh. I am excited to offer three packages away to my readers, so you can check out first hand how long you can keep your fruits and veggies fresh!