Eat the Freshest Foods First
If you're guilty of letting produce brown and wilt in the back of your fridge, listen up! "Plan to eat the foods that will go bad fastest earlier in the week," Melissa said. "You want to eat fish, berries, and any pre-cut veggies (like zoodles or cubed squash) in the first couple of days after going to the market."
Sturdier foods like broccoli, sweet potatoes, and spaghetti squash last longer, so save those for later in the week. "There's also no shame in buying frozen foods! Frozen broccoli and peas are lifesavers when you run out of fresh vegetables, and frozen salmon burgers or shrimp are smart protein choices for later in the week," Melissa explained.