We totally recognize that serving veggies and fruits is good for our kin, particularly young kids. They should learn to appreciate these while they’re young so that it will be a function of their lifestyle as they grow up. Parents bear the biggest influence when it comes to healthy eating and they should be the key role model in achieving healthy and happy youngsters. So the question is, how can we save on our veggie and fruits shopping? I recognize most of us parents have the same question in mind, so lets get done, on y va?
The first thing that you should do, look for a farmer’s market in your place. In that respect you can obtain loads of organic veggies and fruits that is healthier for your kin. Most of the cities nowadays have it, so go find it within your place. And if you don’t have one, grocery stores are always here to stay!
Go shop early, 9 AM to 11 would be great! Or according to your local store’s opening hour. Not only you can avoid the crowd, you can also have the freshest pick of the day. Since veggies are delivered daily, shopping at these times will greatly ensure you of receiving the freshest crops there is.
Storing is also important, fruits and veggies vary when it fares to their storing needs. Pineapples, mangoes, cucumbers, onions, garlic, zucchini and other succulent veggies must be held in a room temperature. Pourquoi? They tend to lose their natural juices and dry out quickly in the fridge. Just keep them in a basket and make sure that they’re dry to avoid rotting. Lettuce, spinach, kale and other leafy vegetables should be maintained in a zip lock plastic bag, they wilt instantly under cold air and needs additional protection from dehydration so better hold your plastic bags ready.
Lastly, create a shopping list each week so you will never have to store too much or too little. Plan a weekly meal and take in your veggies within that period time so that you can go shop again for a fresh bunch. All it takes is planning, proper storing and you will surely save on your veggie and fruit shopping. It’s nice to know that your family is getting the best while you save. Until next time, moms! Au revoir!