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Green, Red, Yellow, Orange Bell Peppers

I have found that when I use only part of a bell pepper, it keeps longer if I first use the flesh from the bottom or sides of the pepper. I cut of slices from the sides, leaving the top and core intact. The core and seeds seem to keep the pepper from beginning to spoil.

- Submitted by IMEATINGWELL 7/3/2011 in Cooking | 2 Comments
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Wear gloves for butternut squash

I learned the hard way that when handling raw butternut squash (or any other orange squash) that it's a good idea to wear latex gloves. Butternut squash has enzymes that can act like a chemical skin peel. My fingers turned orange and the skin got really tight and then started peeling over the next...

- Submitted by MOM-OF-SIX 2/10/2011 in Cooking | 2 Comments
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Prep Newly Purchased Raw Veggies IMMEDIATELY!

Cutting up and washing raw veggies as soon as I get home ensures I'll always have healthy snacks in the refrigerator!

- Submitted by DUKEFAN86 1/9/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Easy Salad Prep

Eating healthy can take a lot of prep time. I cut up and prepare salad fixings for 2-3 days at a time. I make bags of chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, etc. and keep them ready for a fast, delicious salad. Just grab a serving from each bag and add to your plate. Yum!

- Submitted by HOT4TEACHER2010 6/24/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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