How I Prep and Organize My Produce for the Week
Let’s start out by saying that before this I have never had #fridgegoals. It’s usually a hot mess in there. I am not much of a “meal prepper” (I prefer to eat things same day), however after 6 weeks of isolation in my apartment I figured it might be a good time to try out the whole produce preparation/fridge organization thing. 🙂
I’ve been getting weekly produce deliveries from local farms, where I order enough to last the whole week. Originally I was just throwing everything into my fridge, and then when I wanted to make something (roasted broccoli, a green juice etc.) I would take out what I needed, wash it, chop it and so on. However what I found was I was often not motivated enough to do that, so instead of making the green juice I would just grab something else that didn’t involve any effort. I was wasting produce during a time when food cannot be wasted, so I knew I needed to make a change.
So I started prepping ALL of my produce the day I get it. That means I am washing everything, chopping what needs to be chopped, and then organizing the fruits and vegetables in my Rubbermaid Brilliance containers. This way the broccoli for roasting is already chopped and ready to go, same with the celery and carrots for juicing. Since I started this, I have been WAY more motivated to use everything that’s in there. I can visually see what I have, it’s clean and organized, and the produce stays fresh for a really long time in the air tight containers.
I’ve used a million different types of food storage containers in the past, but I really LOVE this Rubbermaid Brilliance set! The 2-latch design provides an airtight and secure seal to lock in freshness. You can shake a soup around in there and there is no risk of spilling at all. There are built-in vents that allow steam to escape, so you can microwave leftovers without removing the lid. They are BPA-free (always important), dishwasher safe and can also go in the freezer. The set I have comes with 32 pieces, and I use the little containers for snack prep (sliced cucumber, hummus, etc.), which helps me reach for healthy options when I am hungry because it’s ready to go.
I thought this was going to be an overwhelming task, but to be honest the washing and chopping takes very little time and I was able to organize my ENTIRE fridge in less than an hour. Now the goal is to keep it looking this way 😉
This post is in partnership with Rubbermaid. All opinions are my own. I am thankful to be able to work with brands I love!
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