I like to make a plan and then follow through. Once I get home from shopping, I sometimes want to just throw it all in the fridge and go hang out for a while. Bad move! I found that when that happens, stuff often doesn’t get eaten as much and/or more stuff goes…bad. I’ve learned that if I prep + wash everything as soon as I get home – I am definitely thankful later. YAY!
Check it –
Fill your sink about 1/2 way full – and then put in 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar. Let the following fruit/veg soak for anywhere from 10-45 min.
Wash up + all at once!
- Swiss Chard
- Collard Greens
- Loose Spinach Leaves that are dirty (not baby spinach/any packaged spinach)
If it’s not on the list and it should be – let me know!
note: it’s probably because I forgot it or just have never purchased it.
Stuff you shouldn’t wash in the aforementionned manor. * DON’T – JUST DON’T *
- Kiwi *
* can be dipped in quickly – then laid to dry in the sun/on the counter.
I wouldn’t recommend experimenting with the list about what not to soak – especially when it comes to most berries – I found they like to stay dirty and if you wash them right away they tend to go back almost completely by the next day.
Maybe that’s common knowledge – but just thought I’d pass it on.
Otherwise – just check out this list on how to store the stuff and you’ll be happy you did! Longer lasting food that will take a bit less time out of your day when prepping to cook! YESSSS!
Originally Posted November 22/14.