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12 easy ways to make your takeout leftovers last longer

INSIDER Logo By insider@insider.com (Erin McDowell) of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 13: When it comes to getting takeout, it's pretty common to be left with some leftovers after the meal.There are quite a few ways to make the food last longer, including refrigerating leftovers immediately, freezing your food, and storing your takeout correctly.You should also be thoughtful about what you're ordering so it lasts as long as possible — avoid raw fish and order cured meats when you can.Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.People are now potentially relying more on takeout than ever before, so it makes sense that they would want to make each meal last as long as possible.According to the FDA Food Code, all perishable foods that are opened or prepared — including takeout or leftovers — should be thrown out after seven days in the fridge, maximum, though some foods expire before then.However, there are certain ways to make sure you're getting the most out of your takeout, from reheating and freezing food correctly to choosing the right items to order in the first place.Here are 12 easy ways to make your take-out food last longer.Read the original article on Insider

12 easy ways to make your takeout leftovers last longer

People are now potentially relying more on takeout than ever before, so it makes sense that they would want to make each meal last as long as possible.

According to the FDA Food Code, all perishable foods that are opened or prepared — including takeout or leftovers — should be thrown out after seven days in the fridge, maximum, though some foods expire before then.

However, there are certain ways to make sure you're getting the most out of your takeout, from reheating and freezing food correctly to choosing the right items to order in the first place.

Here are 12 easy ways to make your take-out food last longer.

Read the original article on Insider
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