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SAN RAFAEL, CA - APRIL 23: Romaine lettuce is displayed on a shelf at a supermarket on April 23, 2018 in San Rafael, California. The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising American consumers to throw away and avoid eating Romaine lettuce, especially if its origin is from Yuma, Arizona as investigators try to figure out the cause of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 53 people in 16 states. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Nothing is worse than craving a salad, heading to your fridge and being met with wilting lettuce.

I feel like lettuce is one of those items that goes bad so quickly, and it’s so frustrating; especially when you’re trying to eat healthy.

A lot of people have those nice salad sinners, and special containers that they put their lettuce into, but for average joe’s like myself… we’re looking for a solution, and I just found one. Let me start by saying I don’t know why i’m just now learning this hack, but I have been trying it for the past few weeks and it has made such a difference.

All you do it simply add a dry paper towel to your lettuce bag, and it will absorb all the added moisture, leaving your greens fresh, longer.

It makes complete sense, and I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of it before, but this will now be what I do for the future. Another interesting fact I saw about meal-prepping salads is to put a paper towel on the top of the container, and store them in the fridge upside down to keep the lettuce fresh. Now, I haven’t tried that one yet, but it does make sense.

Either way, with food shortages going on right now, it’s definitely worth it to try and find any hack to keep your food good for as long as possible.