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    We store things like cut up veggies (carrot sticks, zucchini etc) in a bowl of water in in the fridge, keeps them fresh and crisp. Cut up fruit we stored in air tight containers or zip lock bags. I am more likely to reach for rock melon or fruit salad if its already cut up and ready as soon as I open the fridge.
    We also keep tins of corn kernels, asparagus, beet root etc in the house at all time to make it easy to have basic salad stuff on hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    My friend works for lite n easy and she won't eat it

    Grate & slice with a machine and store in Tupperware .)
    Haha, it is all pretty bland! Especially the veg in the dinners! Bleugh!

    Mind you I've lost 2 kg in 2 weeks (and I skipped Christmas and New Years) So bland veggies it is for a few more weeks!

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    It starts to lose nutrients as soon as it is cut and exposed to oxygen. Better flavor and goodness if you cut it as you need it. Is it really that hard to prepare fresh food to eat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    My friend works for lite n easy and she won't eat it
    Eek. Speaks volumes.

    Quote Originally Posted by suzcrawf View Post
    It starts to lose nutrients as soon as it is cut and exposed to oxygen. Better flavor and goodness if you cut it as you need it. Is it really that hard to prepare fresh food to eat?
    That is a good point, but if the op is at risk of not having any veg/salad if it is not on hand, she will still be better off with pre cut.

    I got a perspex condiment tray at kmart - seems to work well. Not technically airtight but my snow peas stayed lovely and crisp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzcrawf View Post
    It starts to lose nutrients as soon as it is cut and exposed to oxygen. Better flavor and goodness if you cut it as you need it. Is it really that hard to prepare fresh food to eat?
    Yeah, sometimes it is that hard when you are pressed for time and there is an easier but less healthy option.

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    I do a salad shop every week and when I get home chop everything and put them in plastic take away containers that I buy in bulk. Means I actually eat them and there is less waste. Lettuce etc I refresh in ice water before I eat

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelle65 View Post
    Yeah, sometimes it is that hard when you are pressed for time and there is an easier but less healthy option.
    Exactly. I used to be forced to eat my veggies as a child, so as soon as I could eat what I wanted, I hardly ate them and now find it difficult to eat veggies, I hate most, so it is hard for me.

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    I also buy one of those small bags of shredded veggies, cook a chicken breast and shred it and take that to work with me to make rice paper rolls fresh for lunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpac View Post
    I also buy one of those small bags of shredded veggies, cook a chicken breast and shred it and take that to work with me to make rice paper rolls fresh for lunch.
    Do you use any sauces?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelle65 View Post
    Tupperware fridge smarts. They are the best!
    Totally agree. While I was working I'd chop and prepare everything for Mon,Tues, Wed&Thu nights was always good.
    They're expensive but worth it.


 

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