Making Fruit (and Veggies) Fast Food

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One of my goals this year is healthier eating for our family, especially the kids.

When my kids are hungry they will grab whatever is convenient and takes the least amount of effort. Usually that is something unhealthy or at least it isn’t the healthiest choice.

My plan is to make fruits and veggies convenient and easy to choose. I shop once a week. After my shopping day, I plan to cut up all the fruit and veggies and store them in containers in the fridge. Then, when the kids are hungry, or it is lunch time, I can take out the containers and the food is ready to eat. I know this will work, because when we had all of our free food, some of it was cut up fruit and veggies, and it didn’t last long.

Here are some of the fruits and veggies I plan on cutting up and storing in the fridge; carrots, celery, peppers, zucchini, oranges, grapes, strawberries, cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, and watermelon.

I have had some people ask about fresh cut fruit and veggies losing their nutritional value if they are cut. Recent research says that cut and uncut fruit lose vitamins at about the same rate if they are stored in airtight containers. You can read more about it here.

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The Happy Housewife

Comments

  1. This is a great idea…I may have to give it a try! Have a good week!

  2. Sounds great. Just had to mention that broccoli and cauliflower are GREAT cut up and just eaten raw as well !! yum yum

  3. Don’t cut them too much in advance, they will loose their vitamines… once a day is ok I guess.

  4. Great idea! I think that would help “me” out a lot too! 🙂

  5. Great idea. Putting them out before meals when the kids are hungry is a great way to get them to eat fresh vegetables. I need to do this more often.

  6. I’ve actually done this before!

    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Karen
    http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/salt
    http://www.homesteadblogger.com/tagblog

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