Moldy Veggies – Yucky and Disappointing

February 21, 2022 | Justine Hoover

Moldy Veggies

Guess what my son found in our refrigerator last week? Moldy celery. It was yucky and disappointing at the same time. We were working together to make chicken noodle soup for supper that night. He was disappointed because he wanted to chop the celery. His brother was disappointed because we ended up using frozen peas instead of the celery.

Veggies getting moldy in my refrigerator is something I try to avoid. But, foods get buried or pushed to the back and, eventually, we find the yucky and the disappointing. Below are some ideas to avoid finding moldy veggies in your refrigerator (and mine).

  • Serve sliced veggies as a side dish for meals. This is the easiest way for me to use up veggies that are at risk of getting lost in the refrigerator.
  • Use flexible recipes. These are recipes that can use different types of veggies depending on what you have on hand. Here are some that I like:
    • Sweet Pork Stir Fry – making a stir fry is a great way to use up veggies, use 4 to 5 cups of chopped or sliced veggies for this recipe.
    • Vegetable Quesadillas – if you have just a little bit of leftover veggies, chop them up and put them in a quesadilla.
    • Easy Roasted Veggies – this recipe is good for using up veggies from the refrigerator and the cupboard or pantry.
  • Organize your refrigerator. This is the hardest for me because I am busy and I do not like to do this. Check out this video where Jody gives some ideas for organizing your refrigerator.

I hope to use these ideas myself to avoid finding moldy celery in my refrigerator the next time we want to make soup.

Justine Hoover

Justine Hoover is a Registered Dietitian and mom who loves to cook for her family.

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