I dare you to find an American household without any carrots in the fridge
. Granted, most will probably be the scrubbed-clean, prepackaged, more expensive baby carrots. If you'd like to save money
(and waste less food!), read on.
First of all, buying whole carrots -- or, better yet, growing them -- is cheaper than buying baby carrots. A good thing, right? Well, if you learn how to peel them just so, you'll be able to save more of the carrot... and more money.
According to eHow
, if you peel away from you with a sharp-bladed peeler, you'll peel off less carrot
. Additionally, if you peel the top until no green is showing, then peel the tip as well -- no chopping -- you'll end up with more of the carrot.
It seems like a simple way to be frugal while respecting the Earth's resources.