Spring Recipes with Fresh Produce

3 minutes
September 22, 2022
Andi Gleeson

Thank you to Rubbermaid® Freshworks™ for sponsoring todays post through SocialStars!

Welcome Spring with these easy Spring recipes using fresh produce. Plus, learn how to keep your fruits and veggies fresher 80% longer!

Welcome Spring with these easy recipes using fresh produce. Plus, learn how to keep your fruits and veggies fresher 80% longer!

Except for the time change (not a fan), I’m loving that Spring is here! This weekend I drove through rural Northern California, and all the green, rolling hills made for a beautiful drive. A few months ago, making the same drive was brown and depressing because of the extreme drought in our area. Now that we’ve gotten a large amount of rain and the weather is warming up, the countryside looks quenched, colorful, and gorgeous.

One of the best parts about Spring and Summer is all the great produce available! I’m not big on going to the farmer’s market in the winter because there is not much there beyond citrus and greens. I’m looking forward to enjoying fresh berries, plums, peaches, asparagus and more as the weather warms up. One hard thing about buying produce is keeping it fresh until you’re ready to use it! There’s nothing worse than stocking up on berries, lettuce, and other goodies only have them go bad in the fridge before you eat them. This is especially a challenge when you try to grocery shop only once a week.

Keep your produce 80% fresher than with store packaging with Rubbermaid® Freshworks™ Produce Saver!

Rubbermaid® FreshWorks™ is here to help! These clever containers can keep your produce fresh 80% longer than grocery packaging! The key is the FreshVent™ Technology, a patented membrane that naturally regulates the flow of O2 and CO2 to create the optimal environment to keep your produce nearly as fresh as the day it was picked. In addition to the special vent, the CrispTray™ elevates produce away from moisture and promotes proper airflow to help prevent spoilage. There are no filters to change or anything like that, and the containers are BPA free and dishwasher safe.

Keep your produce 80% fresher than with store packaging with Rubbermaid® Freshworks™ Produce Saver!

No more opening a bag of lettuce only to find that it has already spoiled. (This has happened to me so many times!) Just put your fruit and veggies right into the FreshWorks™ containers when you bring them home from the store, and keep them fresh longer. You can find these handy containers in three sizes ranging in price from $9.99 to $15.99. The smallest holds a pint of berries, and the largest holds a full head of lettuce. I’m looking forward to seeing how they work in my kitchen, and I’ll keep you updated about how I use them over the next few months.

Keep your produce 80% fresher than with store packaging with Rubbermaid® Freshworks™ Produce Saver!

Today I want to show you a few of my favorite recipes for using fresh Spring produce. Which one would you like to try first?

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Chicken and Kiwi - A light, healthy, delicious dinner!

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Chicken, and Kiwi

Cheesy Asparagus and Potato Casserole

Cheesy Asparagus and Potato Casserole

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps - A quick and healthy lunch! #glutenfree

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps

Individual servings of blueberry nectarine crisp can be topped with cream at breakfast or ice cream for dessert!

Nectarine-Blueberry Crisp

Look forward to waking up to this delicious Raspberry Chocolate Breakfast Trifle!

Chocolate Raspberry Breakfast Trifle

Strawberry Sour Cream Muffins - A healthy, delicious way to start your day! #strawberry #muffins

Strawberry Sour Cream Muffins

This quick and easy salmon teriyaki recipe tastes like it came from your favorite Japanese restaurant!

Lemon Soy Snap Peas

Surprise everyone at your next BBQ with this fun and easy Chinese Chicken Pasta Salad!

Chinese Chicken Pasta Salad with Snow Peas

Thank you again to Rubbermaid® Freshworks™ for sponsoring todays post.

Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


lori a
8 years ago

It’s been awhile; how would you rate the Freshworks now?

Andi - The Weary Chef
8 years ago

Hi, Lori! I definitely think they are good for keeping lettuce fresh longer. I buy a lot of bagged salads, and they seem to rot really quickly in the bags from the store. The greens last longer in the Freshworks containers. I like them for baby carrots too. I think anything that gets too wet in bags or sealed plastic containers does better in these because of the vent and tray in the bottom. Hope that helps!

8 years ago

I can use a few of these containers. Thanks Andi!

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Email me your address, and I’ll try to send you one to try! xo

8 years ago

The time change hasn’t been easy for the kids but I love that it’s spring and all the produce that comes with it :) These containers sound awesome! They would definitely help!

Cathy Trochelman
8 years ago

I NEED to get my hands on some of these! We always have a fridge full of fresh produce….these would be so helpful!

Megan {Country Cleaver}
8 years ago

This is genius – and I’m so sad every time the sad soggy lettuce winds up at the bottom! i can’t wait to see how these help!!

Vivian | stayaliveandcooking
8 years ago

I completely agree with you about the fresh produce: I love the smell of strawberries and other fruits in spring!

Meg @ With Salt and Wit
8 years ago

Fresh Produce is the best and only way to go!

8 years ago

I’m interested in those Rubbermaid containers. Waste so much food.

8 years ago

I love recipes with fresh produce! Always taste the best!

Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
8 years ago

These look so durable! I am sick of my containers breaking (another Brand.) I would also eat so much healthier if I had these on hand!

Matthew From Nomageddon
8 years ago

Ohhhhh those strawberry sour cream muffins look divine!

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