Making your salad ahead is a time saver and keeping the greens fresh and crisp is easy. Wet a few paper towels with cold water then squeeze out the excess. Lay the paper towels over the salad and add a few ice cubes to keep cool. To serve just take the paper towels off and discard. Your salad will be nice and crisp.
A great way to eat healthy, and enjoy good foods is to take advantage of the summer time farmer's markets! Check your local papers/ towns for times and dates where locals sell their fresh, organic, healthy goods! It's can be a fun event for the family; help support local farmers, and help your community; and if you have never tasted a locally grown tomato; your salads and taste buds have been missing out! A good opportunity to try something new, and cost many goods are cost effective!
I hate buying pre-cut fruit, and sometimes I don't get around to eating my fresh fruit if I don't cut it up myself. But if I buy frozen fruit and put it in a little tupperware bowl in the morning, it's thawed out by lunch or for an afternoon snack at the office!
Asparagus and fresh parsley! These are natural diuretics and they work wonders. I especially fresh asparagus grilled (just have to put it opposite the grill grid, lol). I like the flat leaf parsley better than the curly, much more flavor. Put it on & in everything!
As soon as I come home from shopping, in one big go I tear/cut, wash, spin veggies like lectuce, onions and peppers and put into ziplock bags and then in the fridge.
Eating raw fresh veggies and fruit, organic where possible, really fills me up and gives me all the nutrients and enzymes nature intended for good digestion and good health. You can eat, nearly, unlimited quantities of these foods without blowing your plan. Raw is so much better than cooked.
Just spread out a single layer evenly on a plate and microwave for 5-20 seconds. Start out at 5 seconds and increase in 5 second intervals until you get to know how strong your microwave is. Let it cool down and it will be as fresh and crunchy as new! Super easy solution to not wasting food!
I have used this for 10 years and saved hundreds and hundreds of dollars. I can buy in bulk,\ and freeze individual portions. I can cook ahead, and freeze future servings. I use the bags, and also Ball jars. This appliance has paid for itself many times over! It keeps your food fresh so much longer
I peel the fresh ginger, wrap it up in cellophane in big pieces, and then when I need it, I just GRATE some of the fresh stalk into the pan. This works very well. I always used to let the fresh ginger ROT by mistake. I heard this from Doctor Zorba Pastor on Your Health (Radio Show)
Stop the madness! Eating all the processed junk isn't good for you. If you're relying on a box to tell you there are no trans fats, then you're shopping in the store's wrong section. Shop the perimeter of your grocery store. (Produce/Meats/Cold) If you can't buy fresh, then buy fresh frozen. :)
We all carry baggage that led us to make the bad decision to overeat. While it's harder to resolve the problems that held us down, we must forgive ourselves for using food as an emotional bandage. Forgiving yourself means accepting your past and accepting you will make mistakes in the future.
Life is like a massive stack of white paper. Each day we fill it with activity and choices and decisions. Some days we end the day on a high, with everything tidy. Others we find a mess on the page when day is done. BUT each morning is a NEW clean white page to fill without any thought to the past.
If I am full when I'm at the grocery store I don't get anything that's not on my list. Also I stick to the "edges" of the store: produce, butter, egg and meat departments. I no longer buy anything with preservatives or long lists of ingredients. If it's not in the house, I don't eat it!