So it's grocery day... YAY! A chore that many of us really dislike. How can you make sure your groceries last longer and yet nothing goes to waste? Well, before putting everything away, try doing the following:
Vegetables and Fruits:
After coming home from the grocery store, wash and cut all the vegetables the way you like. You can store them individually in airtight containers. For example, sliced carrots, sliced cucumber, celery sticks, and baby tomatoes make the perfect after school snacks with dip or hummus. I find that when vegetables are already prepped, it makes it easier to reach for them. The same goes for fruits such as diced pineapple, washed grapes, sliced papaya and watermelon slices. If you store each type of vegetable or fruit in individual containers or Ziploc bags, they last longer.
Also, you can freeze vegetables such as diced peppers, chopped spring onions, sliced cabbage, broccoli florets, cauliflower florets etc. Once you start doing this, you will always have vegetables handy for quick soups or casseroles.
Wash and marinate meats and place in Ziploc bags. Label and freeze until you need them. For example marinating chicken breast in whatever sauce you like will make it easier for you the day you are preparing that meal. All you have to do is take out the chicken breast and let it defrost in the fridge. This gives it a chance to marinate some more. On that day, you will only have to prepare the side dishes.
What are some of your grocery day tips?
hAPPY eATING & kEEP sMILING
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