How to keep your produce fresh
How many times have you gone to the grocery store or farmer’s market and bought organic fresh fruit and veggies only to bring them home and they go bad before you eat them? I can not count how many times I’ve had to throw away produce.
You want those raw healthy vitamins and minerals from your food, however, the downside of fresh organic produce is there is no shelf life. If you don’t eat it within a certain amount of time (usually within 3 days or so) it begins to wither away. My solution is really very simple and I wish I’d thought of this before.
Freeze it! Unless its spinach or other green leafy vegetables that I want to eat fresh, I cut them up and freeze them. You can even find some things already cut and frozen in your local grocery store. It makes cooking and meal prep a breeze. The produce was bought fresh and once you dice them up, put them in a freezer safe bag, you’ve now added shelf life to your produce and you’ve done it without using any preservatives.
Frozen fruit and vegetables allow you to bulk up without the worry of them going bad, can cut your meal prep time down and prepare dinner for the family faster. I just got a bunch of organic carrots (fresh from someone’s garden) way too many for me to eat in one sitting that I washed, chopped up and put in the freezer for another day. You know those store bought carrots are peeled with chemicals? I’ve avoided all the toxic exposure with my fresh ones. I’ve been able to make all types of healthy meals by incorporating frozen ingredients.
Try it out and see how it works for you. You may not like some things frozen but you’ll have to figure out which ones don’t work well for you.
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