When you make everything from scratch, it's sometimes difficult to get groceries put away on the same night as produce. Produce not prepped before going in the fridge, usually spoils which is such a waste. Over time I evolved to a system of having 2 stores that I visit mainly because of produce - selection & prices are good, tho I don't do my other grocery shopping there. This lends itself to having a "Produce Night", where I wash all lettuce leaves & make a salad, peel all carrots & (Cont'd)
shred some for the salad; wash celery, making bags of diced & sliced for cooking; peel & slice, dice onion for cooking, etc. Pepper strips, caulif, broc, carrot & celery sticks, radishes, grape toms are bagged after being mixed in a big bowl, for ready-to-eat sides, soup, salad, stir-fry, etc.
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I really hate to exercise, it would cause so much pain. I needed to build up the muscles! So I started water jogging. Same benefits, much more fun, and no pain. You'll feel like noodle when you get out of the water though ;)
I have found the easiest way for me to eat my fruits and veggies during the week is to pack them all on Sunday. I spend about an hour or so cutting up carrots and other veggies and bagging them in serving sizes. I then take my apples/oranges or whatever fruit I have on hand and I put them in groups in the fridge. This makes it easy to grab my healthy snacks each day as I run out the door.
I have planted a couple of raised garden beds with all kinds of veggies, strawberries & some new things I don't normally eat. It gives me exercise and will save me money in the long run. The beds are reusable for several years!! The extra fruit & veggies will be shared with my sons- I often pick them up some little things at the grocery store that they might not normally get. Now I'm growing them!
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