This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

DALLAS (KDAF) — Groceries are getting so expensive nowadays and when they go to waste, it makes you feel bad. Have no fear though, because with a few helpful tips you can make your food and your dollar stretch further.

Ramona Cruz-Peters, author and blogger with, joined Inside DFW with some tips for how to make your food last longer.

Here are some of the tips she showed us.


Want to keep your celery lasting longer? Remove the celery from any plastic it came in and keep the celery head whole. Wrap securely in aluminum foil and store in the fridge.


Remove mushrooms from their store package. Store them unwashed in a tall paper bag with the bag open. The bag will absorb the excess moisture while still allowing them to breathe.


Cut the legs off of a pair of clean pantyhose. Drop the onion in the foot and tie the leg just above the onion. Repeat the process with more onions all the way up the leg. Hang the pantyhose in a cool, dry place.


Place your lemons in a plastic zipper bag. Seal the bag, zip it, and then place the bag in your fridge.


Remove the top stems from your tomatoes and store them on your counter upside down.


Put your nuts in a plastic zipper bag and store in the freezer.

Ginger root

Wrap the root in foil and store in the freezer in a plastic freezer bag. If you need to use the ginger again, grate or slice off the amount of ginger you need and place it back in the foil and freezer bag.