Make healthy eating easier this year.
It has been found that healthy eating must be convenient or most people won’t do it.
Suzy Robertson shares four ways to keep healthy foods prepared and prepped in the fridge for easy access. The goal is to help us choose healthy produce over other pre-packaged and processed foods.
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4 Ways to Make Healthy Eating Easier
4 Tips for Prepping Fresh Produce
- Produce wash- use to keep fruits & veggies fresh for much longer
- Apple soak- a simple soak solution of water & kosher salt that will keep apples from browning & is perfect for kids’ school lunches.
- Homemade ranch- made with Greek yogurt & homemade ranch mix
- Snack jars- made with apples & PB, hummus & veggies, ranch & veggies
- 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 8 cups water
- 1/2 cup white vinegar with 6 cups water
- Most all fruits & veggies (don’t do onions, artichokes, mushrooms, cantaloupe, or fragile greens such as spring mix & arugula. Cut lettuce roots off & separate lettuce except for iceberg or cabbage)
- Use a clean sink or bowl.
- Make up the solution of water & vinegar and let fruit/veggies soak for at least 1 minute but up to 5 minutes for fruit. Greens can soak for 10 minutes.
- Remove produce, put it into a strainer and rinse with water.
- Put on dry towels and let air dry or spin greens to remove water!
- Put them into air-tight containers or plastic bags once they’re done. Add a paper towel to the bottom to absorb the excess moisture.
Sliced Apple Soak
- 2 c. filtered water
- 1 tsp. Kosher salt
- Cut apples into desired slice size.
- Make the soak by combining 2 cups of water with 1 tsp. kosher salt. Stir.
- Put the apple slices in the water bath and let them sit for 5 minutes.
- Rinse well & drain. Seal them in a plastic bag or air-tight container & refrigerate.
Bulk Ranch Seasoning Mix
- 1/2 cup onion powder
- 1/4 cup garlic powder
- 1/2 cup dried chives
- 1/2 cup dried parsley
- 1/4 cup dried dill
- 1 Tbsp. ground black pepper
- 2 Tbsp. sea salt
- Combine all seasonings and store them in an airtight container. Use 2 Tbsp to replace any typical ranch seasoning packet. Add more pepper if desired.
*To make a typical ranch dip, it’s usually 2 c. Sour cream to 2 Tbsp. Ranch mix (you can always add more if desired)
*When making ranch dip, I like to squeeze some fresh lemon juice in it or a splash of white vinegar to make it a little tangy & less thick