I wash my canvas bags used to carry my groceries, at least once a week to avoid contamination from moisture from cold items, and even germs passed on to containers by other shoppers and store staff, creating a breeding ground for bacteria, and transferring to new food you may carry in them.
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When I bring home my groceries now, I take the time before putting away the fruits and veggies, to wash and cut them up. Having baggies in the fridge with veggies that are ready to eat is super helpful in our busy household. 277258284291
An example is the various colors of peppers. I wash them all up, and then put a quarter pepper of each color into a ziplock baggie, perfect for salad fixings, or for munching as a snack. 267
I always grocery shop in my workout clothes; even when I am not going to the store immediately following a workout, I still put them on to grocery shop. There is something about being in my workout gear that keeps my mind in the right mode while choosing what I will bring home with me. Just a little trick that has worked wonders for me!
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