Bananas are on my list of favorite fruits to eat. I can eat a dozen or more bananas in a day. No… I am not joking. The taste of bananas is consistent and I like that about them.
I try to be organized and I like meal planning. At the beginning of each month, I already have an idea of what meals will look like over the next couple of weeks. Bananas are a staple in my monthly meal plan.
I buy dozens to begin each month. I always like to have a lot of bananas in my freezer. They are usually the base of my smoothies. And I make smoothies quite often.
But I like eating some of my bananas before freezing them. I like having the best of both worlds. Or maybe you could say eating the best of both worlds. Yes… I love bananas.
Recently I have started buying most of my bananas green. I still buy a few ripe. But I prefer to take most of them home while they are still green, so I can see them going through the stages. I eat some as they get ripe and I freeze the rest.
What I do not like is that they go bad very quickly after they have ripened. I don’t have time to be going to the farmers’ market twice per week or so. And I don’t want to be throwing away my bananas.
Buying most of my bananas green will keep them in my kitchen for quite a few days. But I just wish they would stay for more days without going bad after they have ripened.
I feel really good when I have visitors over and I have a large pile of ripe bananas in my kitchen. And most of my visitors always like eating them. They make the place look great and they are delicious and healthy.
So I have found a household and meal planning hack that will keep your ripe bananas on your counter longer. Use plastic wrap to cover the top of your bananas. This will keep them fresh a little longer, as the air won’t get to penetrate the open surface area and start breaking them down.
You can do this with both bananas and plantains. I am so happy to learn of this tip that keeps bananas fresh for longer, so I can enjoy them being in my kitchen for some more time.