Monday, June 28, 2010

Fresh fruit fanatic!

This comprised of about 90% of my grocery shopping today, and I love it! We are a fresh fruit family, and it helps a lot that the summer means they're on sale!

I've learned a few things when dealing with our fresh fruits and veggies. Those lovely plastic bags you put your (usually damp) veggies in when you buy them? They will be the death of them! It took me a little too long to learn that the first thing I need to do is cut my fruit and vegetables up. This also helps me in the long run because it's easy to grab a few pieces of broccoli and steam them without having to bother with cutting them up. It means, for me, that I'm more likely to actually eat them if they're ready to go!

Last week I did this with a pound of strawberries and they were gone in three days! I joked with Geoff that he didn't share with me, but honestly I was just glad they were being eaten! So this week I bought two pounds.
Broccoli is cheap; it's light and I can often find it for about .99 cents a pound, and I could eat it every other day if Geoff let me! Strawberries are another story. I used to think they were too expensive to buy, but I've come to realize that it is no more expensive than a 12 pack of soda that has absolutely no nutritional value. I suppose it is all about putting it into perspective.

This doesn't mean I'm against canned fruits. I happen to LOVE grapefruit, and I love the fact that I can store cans in the pantry and not worry about them going bad during the week.

For the amount of fruits and veggies we're eating this summer I'm going to have to rethink what I want to grow next year! Broccoli is a must.
What about you?

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