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Until recently making things like this Southwest Breakfast Cast Iron Meal for my family often resulted in leftover veggies going bad.  It’s hard to use all your veggies in such a short period of time, it is for me anyway.  Green onions used to always go bad in my house.  I only needed to use two or three but you have to buy a bundle.  Thankfully I discovered Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Savers!  They are a veggie’s life saver if you know what I mean lol.

Southwest Breakfast Cast Iron MealSouthwest Breakfast Cast Iron Skillet Recipe

To make this southwest breakfast you’ll need the following:

  • 1 bag frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 4 eggs, room temp
  • 1/4 cup caramelized garlic
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 green onions (diced)
  • 10 cherry tomatoes (more or less to your liking)
  • 2 Jalapeños diced and seeds removed
  • 1 cup  Shredded Cheese
  • Cooking spray

Southwest breakfast VeggiesLet’s make our Southwest Breakfast:

  • Spray your cast iron skillet with cooking spray, heating it to medium to high temp.
  • Add the bacon, garlic, peppers, onion, tomatoes and fry until crisp, remove the mix and place to the side
  • While the bacon is cooling, pour off some of the bacon grease.  Leave enough to fry the hash brown potatoes on medium to high heat.
  • Once almost cooked add you bacon pepper mix and fold to combine
  • Make four pockets and crack one egg into each one
  • Top with the shredded cheese allowing the eggs to cook completely and the cheese to slightly melt.
  • Cover to thoroughly cook the egg to the desired doneness
  • If desired add the diced jalapeno pepper on top for garnish.
  • Serve with salsa and or sour cream as desired.

Southwest Breakfast Cast Iron MealYou can keep all those unused veggies good with FreshWorks containers too!  Yes, they really are amazing!  In the US there are billions of pounds of food wasted each year. Until I started using FreshWorks a while back I wasted way too much food, mostly produce.  However, FreshWorks has helped me cut the waste down to almost none.

If you are looking to keep your produce fresh give FreshWorks a try.  They are outstanding, I was amazed how much longer I could keep my salad for several days longer than normal without it going bad.

FreshWorks by Rubbermaid

I keep all sorts of produce in my FreshWorks containers but for these pictures, I put my leftover green onions in the large container, leftover cherry tomatoes in the medium sized container and parsley leaves in the small container. Let’s just say the containers are AMAZING!  Right now I have lettuce in the large container and can you believe I am on day 7 and it was still fresh enough to toss on my sandwich?

Save Money With Fresh Works

Did you know that Americans waste about $24 million worth of produce each year?  OMG, right that comes to about $192 for each household**.  CRAZY right, well think of how much money your household could save if your produce lastes up to 80% longer.  WOW, right!

So what’s the deal, why do FreshWorks by Rubbermaid containers work so well?  Well, the folks at Rubbermaid put on their thinking caps and came up with FreshVent Technology, the size, and the CrispTray!

FreshVent Technolgy:

FreshWorks can keep produce fresh for up to 80 percent* longer than other containers and it’s all thanks to FreshWroks FreshVent technology.  The FreshVent lid contains a revolutionary membrane and works to naturally regulate the flow of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide to help create the optimal environment for your produce to stay fresh.

Perfect Size:

Plus, the container is sized to fit optimally and keep food fresher longer.

FreshWorks by RubbermaidCrispTray™

We can’t forget about the CrispTray™ which elevates the produce away from the moisture and promotes proper airflow to help prevent your food from spoiling.  Magical, right!

FreshWorks™ Comes In A Variety of Sizes

You can grab FreshWorks™ in three different sizes:

  • Large (17.3 Cups) Great for those big leafy greens
  • Medium (6.3 Cups) I found this one to be perfect for strawberries, cherries, baby carrots, etc.
  • Small (2.5 cups)

You can purchase a package of three (one small, one medium & one large container) for about $26.98!  It’s totally worth it.  Over the past month, I have tossed out a lot less spoiled produce.  My Parsley leaves have been in a small FreshWorks container for going on three weeks, and they still look great.  Is that great or what?

To learn more about FreshWorks visit Rubbermaid.com.

Southwest Breakfast Cast Iron Meal FreshWorks Giveaway

Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. SheSpeaks will ship a 3-piece set of Rubbermaid FreshWorks to the giveaway winner. Good Luck

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Ingredients

  • 1 bag frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 4 eggs, room temp
  • 1/4 cup caramelized garlic
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 green onions (diced)
  • 10 cherry tomatoes (more or less to your liking)
  • 2 Jalapeños diced and seeds removed
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Spray your cast iron skillet with cooking spray, heating it to medium to high temp.
  2. Add the bacon, garlic, peppers, onion, tomatoes and fry until crisp, remove the mix and place to the side
  3. While the bacon is cooling, pour off some of the bacon grease leaving enough to fry the hash brown potatoes on medium to high heat.
  4. Once almost cooked add you bacon pepper mix and fold to combine
  5. Make four pockets and crack one egg into each one
  6. Top with the shredded cheese allowing the eggs to cook completely and the cheese to slightly melt.
  7. Cover to thoroughly cook the egg to the desired doneness
  8. If desired add the diced jalapeno pepper on top for garnish.
  9. Serve with salsa and or sour cream as desired.
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*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks™ containers vs. store packaging. Results may vary depending upon produce and use. “This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid.”

**Source: USDA 2014

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58 Comments

  1. judethomas21 June 8, 2017
    Those containers sound awesome, I hate throwing away food and anything that makes it stay fresh longer is great!
    Reply
  2. Calvin F. June 1, 2017
    Never tried the skillet breakfasts before, they look very good and filling! :D
    Reply
  3. Kristin C May 14, 2017
    These look great - I hate wasting produce.
    Reply
  4. Margot C May 13, 2017
    I am also thinking of cut-up lemons and limes, I use them constantly and am always throwing a lot away.
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  5. Anne Lehnick May 13, 2017
    I bet these would be great for storing those little carrots that come in a bags from the grocery store. There is always water in the bag that ends up making a mess in my refrigerator, but I don't know how else to store them!
    Reply
  6. tat2gurlzrock May 12, 2017
    I love their products!
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  7. darby May 12, 2017
    This would be great for veggies!
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  8. Sherry K May 12, 2017
    I would like to try Freshworks so I can keep my veggies fresher longer. I would buy more if I knew I could keep it a few longer days.
    Reply
  9. Anne Lehnick May 12, 2017
    I buy green leaf lettuce in these tubs from the grocery store. They stay good for weeks, but they cost twice as much as buying the lettuce whole (not in pre-washed and cored in the plastic bin). I bet these containers would allow me to store my lettuce as long and spend half as much.
    Reply
  10. Ellen C May 11, 2017
    I have never used them before but I'm sure they would help us waste less vegetables. Thanks for the chance.
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  11. floridagld May 11, 2017
    I'd save on fruit, veggies..deli meats and cheese. All expensive! I'd love them Thanks
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  12. tat2gurlzrock May 11, 2017
    This would be perfect for summer veggies.
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  13. Anne Lehnick May 10, 2017
    Someone at my office has some of these and says they work really well. I need to give them a try.
    Reply
  14. Margot C May 10, 2017
    Truly the mind reels at the thought of teh produce that gets thrown away because we didn't store it properly.
    Reply
  15. Rhonda Tenderholt May 10, 2017
    Freshworks would definitely help me keep my produce fresh. I, too, waste way too much because it just doesn't last long. I would LOVE to give this a try.
    Reply
  16. tat2gurlzrock May 10, 2017
    I think these would help me keep peaches and berries longer.
    Reply
  17. Anne Lehnick May 9, 2017
    I used part of an onion this evening making dinner. As I went to store the other part of it, I thought of these containers and wondered if they would make this easier/better. One of the many produce items I don't know how to store :-(
    Reply
  18. Margot C May 9, 2017
    I like to cut up vegetables and have them ready for salads or cooking, these would be ideal for that.
    Reply
  19. tat2gurlzrock May 9, 2017
    I have not used these before but a friend of mine told me a couple of days ago she has some and she loves them!
    Reply
  20. Polly Hall May 9, 2017
    I've never use these container but would love to try them, I would like to try them on our fresh fruit it seems it doesn't last as long as I would like it to.
    Reply
  21. bethelderton May 9, 2017
    I thought of this set just last night as I threw away a handful of spinach that had wilted. It is frustrating, because I could have finished it with just another day or so. Mary Beth Elderton
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  22. Anne Lehnick May 8, 2017
    I like to buy a head of garlic and peel it. I usually store them in zip top bags, but I'm sure that's not the best way to do it. I don't want them to sprout. I bet these would be way better for storing them.
    Reply
  23. Margot C May 8, 2017
    Is it ok just to say that I really need some of these!
    Reply
  24. tat2gurlzrock May 8, 2017
    I really love these. I think they would save me a lot of money!
    Reply
  25. Hargow Wong May 8, 2017
    I think FreshWorks is great. I haven't tried it. I would keep strawberries with it.
    Reply
  26. Lauren May 8, 2017
    I have not used them before, but I think they would help me waste less food.
    Reply
  27. Anne Lehnick May 7, 2017
    I would love to see how well these do with bell peppers. We don't always use the whole thing, but once again, it's something I don't really know how to store.
    Reply
  28. jeremy mclaughlin May 7, 2017
    Havent heard of these before, look forward to using to keep my salad fresh.
    Reply
  29. ET Pruitt May 7, 2017
    I haven't used the FreshWorks containers yet, but they would help me save a lot of lettuce.
    Reply
  30. maureen May 7, 2017
    This would be great for the ginger root that I like to keep on hand. It goes quickly.
    Reply
  31. Melissa Storms May 7, 2017
    I have not tried these containers yet but I would love to try them for the wild berries we pick each year.
    Reply
  32. bethelderton May 7, 2017
    I just had o throw out half a head of lettuce. With just a few more days, we could have finished it this weekend. *sigh* I would love this set. Mary Beth Elderton
    Reply
  33. Margot C May 6, 2017
    I have never seven seen these. I must have them, we live on salads here.
    Reply
  34. Jaclyn Reynolds May 6, 2017
    I would be saving our produce!
    Reply
  35. Anne Lehnick May 6, 2017
    I've heard you're supposed to keep cucumbers on the counter, but after I cut them, I feel like they need to be refrigerated. I put them in a storage bag and they always get mushy. Hopefully these would keep them fresher, longer.
    Reply
  36. floridagld May 5, 2017
    Yes. I do think you save money. Keep foods fresh longer. Love these.
    Reply
  37. gracefulcoffee May 5, 2017
    I've heard of them before, but have not used them. I'd put strawberries in them :)Name: edye
    Reply
  38. tat2gurlzrock May 5, 2017
    I love that you don't have to replace the venting.
    Reply
  39. Mita May 5, 2017
    Love it, they would save me some money.
    Reply
  40. Mita May 5, 2017
    Perfect for strawberries and mushrooms, can't wait to try them.
    Reply
  41. Robin Abrams May 5, 2017
    We wait to many of our fruits. These sound awesome. I would love to try them
    Reply
  42. Anne Lehnick May 5, 2017
    My lettuce and celery always get floppy in the refrigerator. I think these containers could help me combat that.
    Reply
  43. jjohnson46 May 5, 2017
    These sound wonderful and would save me so much money! I wouldn't feel like I would be wasting so much produce!
    Reply
  44. bethelderton May 5, 2017
    I would love to try these. now that it is mostly just Hubz and me at home, keeping fresh produce is a real problem. A whole box of strawberries or whole head of lettuce can be too much. And cut fruit salads with canatlope and watermelon--even those little "personal" melons--is way too much. I would love to have a few more days on those things. Mary Beth Elderton
    Reply
  45. Maureen May 5, 2017
    I think this would be wonderful for when you go to the big warehouse stores and purchase fruit that is a good buy but do not want to waste money.
    Reply
  46. Jessica Rouse May 4, 2017
    I really enjoyed reading about these. And would be such a saver for fruit in my household. I feel so sad when the strawberries almost never make it to the end.
    Reply
  47. Jackie Wilson May 4, 2017
    I haven't used freshworks but would love to try it to save onions!!!
    Reply
  48. Gina blades May 4, 2017
    I like that the produce sits up and allows airflow.
    Reply
  49. tat2gurlzrock May 4, 2017
    I really like these. I think they would save me money.
    Reply
  50. Anne Lehnick May 4, 2017
    I think I would waste less of my fresh herbs. I always have a dilemma knowing how to store different kinds of produce.
    Reply
  51. Maureen May 4, 2017
    How fabulous these would be to bring to a gathering with a fruit salad. It would be fresh.
    Reply
  52. Margot C May 4, 2017
    I have not seen these before but I could really use them We practically live on salads in summer.
    Reply
  53. Michele Cupp May 4, 2017
    I would waste less strawberries and mushrooms also. These look fantastic.
    Reply
  54. Anne Lehnick May 3, 2017
    I've seen these at the grocery store but haven't bought one yet. If they work the way you say, I need some!
    Reply
  55. Maureen May 3, 2017
    This would so save me from throwing out fruit that goes bad faster than can be consumed.
    Reply
  56. Deborah Caudill May 3, 2017
    I would love to try these new Rubbermaid containers to see how much longer all of the summer melons and berries stay fresh. Over the years, we have wasted so many of the berries I love. I hate that weird white fuzzy stuff that covers fresh berries in just a few days. I have heard amazing things about Rubbermaid's updated technology and can't wait to try them.
    Reply
  57. Lora Patten May 3, 2017
    I'd save a bunch on salad greens because I am always tossing out salad because it wilts or disintegrates before we use it all. Also, unless the tomatoes are cut, do not put them in the fridge, they don't require refrigeration ;-) I love using fresh products but it's a race against the clock to use them before they spoil.
    Reply
  58. tat2gurlzrock May 3, 2017
    That looks delicious! I have heard their containers are great. We buy a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables. I would love to be able to keep them fresh longer!
    Reply

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