I tend to 'not get around' to taking care of my produce. I waste way too many things. If I don't buy quite a few at a time, I run out and eat badly. So I buy more while I am at the store. I am trying to get in the habit of prepping the produce and storing it properly. I am still developing this habit. I have to be patient with myself!
I am in the process of freezing the blueberries. I will use stevia with them . Now that I am over my rage! The last few pints I have purchased have been wonderful, big and sweet. these disappointed me! Good idea--use them for baking. Though I have not been baking in awhile!
See--- this plant based eating plan is making me change my whole day! I am working on it!
Other kinds of produce :
My husband's health aide (1 hr. in the morning) gives me callaloo. She cuts it up for me and this time even put the bag in the freezer for me! She has seen food go bad here.
I have been using her callaloo in smoothies.
I am now starting to freeze the strawberries I bought. I will wash them and freeze them whole.
This use of fresh produce is not at all easy for me. I was never much of a cook at all. Teaching full time took every ounce of energy I had. Now that I am retired, I am trying hard to take better care of myself.
A big reason I lose patience with food preparation is my husband's habits.
He is TOTALLY dependent on me. I went to the john today. While I sat there he asked me to help him--when I got out. I blew up! I said, can't I even go to the John in peace. He hasn't said a word since! (He is disabled
To give myself a break from preparing his foods, I get meals on wheels for him 2 days a week. Lunch and dinner comes in a bag. He eats the cookies and maybe the fruit. He lets the dinner sit in the foil forever--I have thrown away many. He will go hungry --or find junk to eat-- instead of opening the food bag totally! I have cut down on the junk food--because I get into it. I just bought him cookies--but I will freeze most of them in the basement.
So--this food thing is a little more complicated than it looks. It ties in to my whole daily life.
He won't eat the same as I do. Most of the foods he wants need to be prepared fresh.
The easiest thing he eats is sandwiches. So that is what he gets most of the time--but he wont eat tuna, peanut butter, or any of the easy things. Hamburgers, fresh cooked meats, maybe ham (but not too often!)He won't eat soups! So, I can't just open a can of something.
I did not just 'blow up' because of the blueberries. That was just the last straw. I wanted a nice sweet bowl of fruit and they were sour and little!