This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
The weather recently has been absolutely where I live. Spring is here, for sure! My daughter and I have been outside as much as possible lately, soaking up the warm air and enjoying the soothing sunshine.
On one such beautiful day last week, we stopped at a little market and loaded up on fresh produce. I had a quick and yummy Five Minute Fruit Salad in mind!
Fresh produce can be so difficult to keep… well, fresh! On too many occasions I’ve thrown out fruits and veggies that were perfect just a few days before. It makes me so sad! The deer and little wild animals in my backyard seem happy to benefit from the produce I toss out to them, but I would rather it be in my family’s bellies.
I was so excited to receive a 3-piece set of FreshWorks Produce Saver from Rubbermaid! These amazing containers use a patented FreshVent™ technology that reduced waste by keeping produce fresh up to 80% longer* than traditional store packaging.
The small size is perfect for berries, the medium for strawberries, and the large for fresh greens.
*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks containers vs. store packaging at day 21.
The FreshVent regulates the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide to create the optimal environment so produce stays fresh. The CrispTray™ helps reduce moisture that can accelerate spoilage.
Did you know that Americans waste $24 billion worth of produce every year? This is the equivalent of $192 per household.** It’s not that we want to throw out perfectly good food. It’s such a bummer! Rubbermaid FreshWorks can help us reduce this waste, and it’s so easy to use.
**Source: USDA 2014
I placed our fresh produce into the Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers and stored them in my fridge. I’m so happy with the results! The clear design makes it easy to see what I have on hand. It’s great to know there is fresh fruit and veggies on hand for a snack.
I used two cups of our fresh fruit plus a package of frozen mixed fruit to make a super easy Five Minute Fruit Salad. This salad can be whipped up in no time with just a few simple ingredients.
Dry instant vanilla pudding mix creates a very light sauce and the vanilla flavor enhances the natural sweetness of the fruit. I added fresh berries and grapes to our salad, but you can add whatever fresh fruit you like.
5 Minute Fruit Salad
- Total Time: 5
- 48 ounce bag frozen fruit, thawed (“classic” medley with peaches, strawberries, and other fruit)
- 2 cups fresh fruit, chopped
- 3 tablespoons dry instant vanilla pudding mix
1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Serve with whipped cream and fresh mint leaves, if desired.
- Prep Time: 5
- Serving Size: 12
- Calories: 157
- Sugar: 1
- Sodium: 13
- Fat: 0
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Unsaturated Fat: 0
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 39
- Protein: 2
- Cholesterol: 0
Enter now for a chance to WIN a 3-piece FreshWorks set from Rubbermaid! You must be at least 18 and a U.S. resident to enter. A winner will be drawn at random and notified by May 3, 2017. The winner has 24 hours to respond or another winner will be selected.
*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks™ containers vs. store packaging. Results may vary depending upon produce and use.
Jessica To says
I would use this for our strawberries and blueberries.
I will use it to keep my fruits and berries fresh
Cheryl B says
I will use these to store my fresh berries and lettuce.
Nancy Loring says
My daughter will be graduating from college next week and starting a new job right ater that so these would be for her if I won.
Oh this would be so perfect for us to use with our container garden this summer! We always have lots of strawberries and blueberries…this would be perfect to help keep them longer!
I will use them to store summer fruits like cherries, strawberries and blueberries that I buy and fruit salad too.
My kids eat a lot of fruit and sometimes we can’t use it fast enough and it goes bad. This sounds like the perfect solution to that problem!
With summer coming these would be perfect for fresh fruit and vegetables.
I would use it to store berries.
Barbara Montag says
I will store the Romaine lettuce and berries in the Rubbermaid FreshWorks.
Tracie Cooper says
I would use them to store salad fixings for weekly lunches!
Tracie Cooper says
I would use them to store salad fixings for weekly lunches! Its perfect!
We love saving time and money! And with Rubbermaid’s FreshWorks, this delicious recipe will stay fresh longer! #freshworksfreshness #ad
I’d use it to keep strawberries fresh!
I would use them for fresh fruit!!
Joan Barth says
Love fresh fruit and veggies. Would keep them fresh longer!