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How to Keep Salad Fresh for Longer

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There's nothing worse than opening your crisper to discover brown, wilted lettuce. Eating a salad isn't always the most appetizing choice (especially when there's chocolate cake), so it's always disappointing to have to throw out the bag just when you'd finally worked up the willpower to eat it. Not to mention it feels like a complete waste of money. Here are a few tricks to keep your salads crisp and crunchy.

What are the health benefits of salad?

Not only are salad greens a source of fiber themselves, but there are also an abundance of healthy toppings you can add to increase your daily intake. High-fiber foods like carrots, bell peppers, black beans, and chickpeas will keep you feeling full longer.

Beyond just health benefits, salads, especially bagged salads, are a lifesaver when you're looking for a quick meal prep. Throw in some protein and drizzle on your favorite dressing and you have a dinner that's ready in minutes.

Whether you buy your produce fresh at the grocery story or grab your salad from a bag, here's how you can get the longest shelf life out of your greens.

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