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Frugal Tip: Lettuce in a Jar

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, September 08, 2012 | 0 comments
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How to Make Salad in a JarI have been eating a lot of salad lately on the LC/HC Ketogenic diet - I have lost 40 lbs!

So I find myself eating a lot of lettuce, but hate that it goes brown so quickly.

I wish I could try this tip, but I don't have a vacuum-pack machine.

Oh, but wait! She has links to articles on how to do this WITHOUT a vaccum-pack machine!

One article uses a Ziplock hand pump - under $4.25 at Amazon.

Photo and idea from: salad-in-a-jar.com

Questions and thoughts from readers:

Daynielle Jessica posted: REALLY frugal tip, use a Ziploc and a straw to suck the air out and seal!

Ziploc Vacuum Starter Kit, 3-Quart Bags, 1-Pump - Includes specially designed vacuum bags and a simple, battery-free, air removal pumpThe woman who wrote the original post said she tried that - the lettuce ended up completely squashed and bruised.

Barb Sullivan posted: The bags are probably special to use the pump?

This video shows how to use the Ziplock pump with a canning jar or even an old spaghetti jar - no special bags needed!

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Nicole Salmons posted: Great idea!

Kristal Wilder posted: I have a really old Foodsaver I paid $2 for at the venders mall. I wonder if the jar attachment would work on it?

Pam Maeker Payne posted: Have you tried using baby spinach instead of lettuce? Much more nutritious, tastes better, and lasts much longer.

Ziploc Vacuum Starter Kit, 3-Quart Bags, 1-Pump - Includes specially designed vacuum bags and a simple, battery-free, air removal pump16 oz. Embossed Square Mason Jar (Case of 12)
Shopping Suggestions:
Ziploc Vacuum Starter Kit
FoodSaver Jar Sealer
Embossed Square Mason Jar
Ball Regular Mouth Jars

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