This is my motto when trying to eat more fruits and vegetables. After shopping I bring home my produce for "processing". Meaning I "wash" and "cut" up as many fruits and vegetables as possible. This way I'm more prone to eat these when I'm hungry because I can just "grab" vegs and "add" to my soups and salads, and "add" fruit to my smoothies and cereals/oatmeal.
This equals less waste as I eat the produce I buy. This saves me money. This ensures that I get my daily recommended servings of fruit and veg.
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Prepare raw veggies and fruit before it goes in the fridge.
After getting my groceries and before my fruits and my raw veggies go in the fridge I wash them up and prepare into bite sizes. ie carrot and celery sticks. Apples washed and put into the fruit bowl. Watermelon, cantelope, honeydew melons cut up and put into containers so it's ready to eat now. NO excuses to grab cookies, chips, junk food. 211
It is important to wash off all your produce even if you are going to cut off the skin/rind and throw it away. Your produce could have come in contact with a rotten one and if you do not wash them off, you can contaminate surfaces that will eventually come in direct contact with your freshly cut produce. While it is common sense to wash an apple, pear, or tomato, most folks forget to wash off the watermelon, cantaloupe, or other tough rind produce like pineapple.
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