I 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!
The 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!
More from our Facebook fan page:
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
• FoodSaver Jar Sealer
• Embossed Square Mason Jar
• Ball Regular Mouth Jars
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