Cutting up and washing raw veggies as soon as I get home ensures I'll always have healthy snacks in the refrigerator!
Veggie trays at the grocery store are easy and convenient when first getting used to raw veggie snacks, but I always seem to have whatever vegetables I like least in the assortment go bad and stink up the refrigerator! This way, I get what I want, and slice, dice, & wash as part of grocery unpacking
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As soon as I get home from the grocery store I go ahead and prep my veggies for snacking.
I wash the fruits & veggies, cut them if necessary and store them properly for freshness. Then when I'm craving a snack I have everything already clean and ready to go! This makes healthy snacking convenient. Sometimes I just need a snack- quick! This does the trick!
When I come home from the grocery store I immediately prep all my fruits so that I can have them for healthy snacks and smoothies (melon, strawberries, mangos, etc.). I will cut up all fruits that won't oxidize...even oranges...because sometimes the effort to peel an orange seems too much on a busy day. I put them in both big bowls and 8-oz bowls to take to work. Prep like this helps me save money too because I don't waste half-eaten produce, like melons.
The Three P's (Planning, Prepping, Portion Control)
Planning and preparing my meals in advance allows me to also practice portion control for a successful week. I go grocery shopping on Friday evenings or Saturday mornings to purchase my weekly fruits and veggies and any other items I need to make my lunches and dinners for the week. I then prep my salads and dishes and even get out the appropriate bowls/containers for portion controlling my lunches. Once I do all of this, I make it a point to stick to the menu plan for at least four days.
I faithfully make a tossed veggie salad weekly and grab bananas and oranges/apples to satisfy my fruit requirements. I live adding variety to my salads so they're not boring (ex. mushrooms, bell peppers, purple onions, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, Craisins, mandarin oranges, etc.)
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