How to Keep Lunch Meat Fresh Longer

Best way to Keep Lunch Meat Fresh Longer!


I buy a lot of lunch meat, for sandwiches, wraps, recipe short cuts like my Quick & Easy Green Beans.

Have you ever bought lunch meat and it tasted great on the first day and not so much by the second day?!

This is especially true for turkey or chicken lunch meat because it gets kinda slimy after the first day :( YUCK!!

I have found the best way to keep lunch meat fresh longer.

OK Here the trick…

Keep lunch meat fresh longer1


Wax Paper! Wrap your lunch meat in Wax Paper

  • Use about 10″ piece of wax paper. Fold it into quarters
  • Then get another piece of wax paper about 12-14″. Place the wax paper that you folded onto the larger sheet
  • Place lunch meat on the folded piece of wax.
  • The wax paper will absorb any juices & that will keep the lunch meat drier, fresher and slime free! :)
  • Wrap up the lunch meat & fold under
  • Place inside an air tight container
  • I date my with the day of purchase

There it is… My big secret to Keeping Lunch Meat Fresher! Longer!!

Hope you find this tip as useful as I do :)

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  1. Thanks for sharing your advice with us on Foodie Friday.

  2. The start of any good recipe is good ingredients! Without great ingredients you will definately hear the word “YUCK.” Tips like this are great for getting recipes started. Thanks so much for sharing on The Yuck Stops Here this week! Hope to see you back next week, we’ll be starting the party on Tuesday evening at 6pm ET instead of Monday from now on! HUGS
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  3. Great tips for keeping the lunch meat fresh. Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
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    Miz Helen
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  4. I’ve gotta try this…thanks for sharing!! Who knew?

  5. Thank you! My lunch meat does get slimy and then…either risk it or throw it out. This is a must try for me. Thanks for the great tip! I found you at the link party. Good visit!!
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  6. Brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing this!!!

  7. Thank you for joining the Anything Linky and sharing! I’m passing to my hubby who loves his lunch meat! Featuring this post on Facebook!
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  8. This is a great tip! I hate throwing out expensive lunchmeat. Pinning!
    Blessings, Deborah
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  9. This is such a great tip! Thanks so much for sharing it. I’ll have to try it out next time I buy lunchmeat.
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  10. I will def have to try this. We have a bad habit in our house of letting cold cuts go bad before we finish them. Love to see how this works. Thanks!
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    • Thanks for stopping by Carie. You can also freeze your cold cuts before they go bad. Wrap them in the wax paper, place in a freezer bag, press out all the air out then wrap in foil and lable name & date

  11. Great tip!!!! I’m a lo-carb girl and get really good lunch meat. It kills me when it goes bad! YOU ROCK!
    Thanks for sharing at THE SCOOP! Pinning!

    • Thanks Yvonne, I been doing this for years and it makes all the difference :) Feel free to linkup to my Friday T.G.I.F. linky party

  12. I hear that – hate to eat it after the first day and never after the 2nd. such a simple trip that will extend my lunches and save some cash. thanks so much for sharing with us!!
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  13. Hi Wendy! This is such a great tip and I can’t believe I’ve never done this! Totally going to start! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend and pinned to our party board. Hope you have a happy and wonderful week!
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  14. This is an awesome idea! does this work for everything that is cold cuts yea? i have to try this :)
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  15. this is a great idea and so important considering how many times I go to make a sandwich and the meat has gone bad. Thanks for linking this up to Friday Frenzy.
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  16. I have not tried this, I will have to see how it works! Hello from Anything Goes Linky.

  17. This really is a great tip!

    Again, thanks for joining the Link Up this week!
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  18. Thanks for sharing at this week’s party! We don’t get lunch meat too often but, when we do I’ll have to try this. Great tip!!
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  19. What a useful tip! Thanks for visiting Night Owl Corner. Just stopping by to check out your blog too!

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  20. great advice, I had grabbing the meat and finding that foul spoiled smell. thanks for sharing this on Friday frenzy
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  21. How clever!
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  22. I love this idea! I will definitely be using it this week! Thanks for sharing. :)
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