Vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Unfortunately, they can be pricey, and they go bad fast. Here are some ways to make sure yours won’t turn into compost in your crisper.
Store Fruits and Vegetables Properly
For tips about how to properly store your fruits and vegetables, read this article. This is probably the most important step. Also, when you put your groceries away, make sure perishable items are visible so that you are more likely to use them when deciding what to make.
Have a plan
When you go shopping, avoid purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables unless you have a plan to use them. Until you have a good idea of how much you need, it may be best to buy slightly less than what you think you will use.
Buy Convenience Foods
Canned and frozen fruits and vegetables are good pantry staples that let you keep foods on hand until you need them. If you dislike cutting and preparing, it may be worth it to spend a little extra money to buy precut. If I don’t have to do as much work, I am more likely to use it.
Make Vegetable Stir Fry
Stir fry is a great dish for using leftover vegetables. I almost always have the ingredients needed, and you can just serve it with rice. Because you cook the vegetables, it does not matter if the food is completely fresh. Smoothies are another great way to use up leftover fruits and vegetables. All you need is a blender.
Keep Dips on Hand
Do you need a healthy snack? Dips such as yogurt, hummus, and ranch can make snacking on fruits and vegetables a whole lot more appetizing.
For other ways to avoid wasting food, read When Your Stockpile is Too Big.
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