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
Say No once at the Grocery Store to avoid having to say No at home
If you don't buy it at the grocery store, you don't have to worry about saying no at home. I know at this point in my journey I just can't handle the temptations, so I'm not bringing it in the house. If I do want a treat I have to go buy just one...i.e. an ice cream cone from McDonalds, but I won't bring a whole carton in the house.
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