How to Shop for Fruits & Vegetables
Root veggies like onions, beets and carrots, and hearty greens like kale, cabbage and chard have the longest shelf life – or, shall we say, fridge life – of all produce department options. Keep potatoes, onions and garlic in a cool, dark place to prevent sprouting, and wrap celery and scallions in aluminum foil to keep them crisp for weeks. Pre-washed salad mixes can save you lots of prep time, but they can also be much pricier than a head of lettuce.
Shopping Tip We Love: Need pre-chopped or smaller quantities of vegetables than what’s available? Though many stores offer pre-cut vegetables in the produce section, the salad bar is a treasure trove of ready-to-go produce, especially lettuce. If you’re one of those people who end up pitching more lettuce than you consume, just buy what you need from the salad bar for single-serving meals.
3 Quick and Easy Vegetable Side Dishes:
Spiced Carrot Fries
Simple Sauteed Spinach
Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes
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