Tuesday, 9 August 2011

.:.Five Produce Tips.:.

My favorite section of the grocery store is definately the produce section because I love all the colors. Just for fun, here are five quick produce tips I have found helpful:

1. If you peel a banana from the bottom, you won't have to pick the little "stringy things" off of it.

2. Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

3. Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating raw while peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

4. Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic and at the end of the recipe if you want a stronger taste of garlic.

5. Take the time at the beginning of your week to cut and prepare fresh produce into snack sizes. This tip saves you time later in your week and is more appealing to the snackers in your home... as my friend says, "95% of the deterrant to choosing the healthy eating option is the thought of having to prepare it". If it's already prepared, more fresh produce is consumed, and those daily fruit and vegetable serving recommendations are closer to being met!

Bonus tip (not produce related): Cut your dryer sheets in half to get double your money's worth. Half a sheet is more than enough to do the trick!

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.:.

This post is linked to TimeWarp Wife's Titus 2sday Link-up.


  1. Tip #5: so true! I eat WAY more fruits and veggies that way!

    #3 was new to me..I'll have to keep that in mind!

    Lovely blog you've got here...I'll be following!

  2. Intriguing! I had never heard #1 or #3. Thanks for sharing. I love learning new stuff.