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Anyone else having a hard time staying focused with all the grocery aisles filled with the delicious looking chocolate for valentine's day? I sure am. I needed to redouble my efforts this week and spend a little quality time in the produce department. Maybe fruits and veggies aren't as alluring as that box of candy, but look how vibrant all the different colors are?!! I grabbed several vegetables I haven't had for awhile, like jicama, cauliflower and radishes. And those purple carrots- aren't those beauties? My little girls love them, and they make salads look so pretty.
This is one of my favorite hacks for eating more vegetables. I used to do this before I was pregnant with my last baby. Between morning sickness and new babyhood, I completely forgot about it. It's a simple step added onto your grocery shopping. All you do is cut up your veggies before you put them in the fridge. Easy Peasy- right?!
I do make sure to wash them, and pat them dry with either a clean dish towel or paper towels (if they go in the containers wet they spoil faster). It takes a little time initially, but it saves so much time later on for meal prep, lunch prep, and keeps me from grabbing a cookie or handful of crackers when I need something to eat quickly. My veggies fit better in the fridge, and the kids are eating them more, too.
I really like using these long ziplock containers. They stack nicely, and are a great size for my fridge shelves. I like that they are clear so I can see what is inside without opening them up.
I'm going to do my best to chow down on a bunch of these beauties instead of a bunch of "game food" during the Superbowl this weekend. Wish me luck!!