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Back on Track: Cut Veggies For the Week

One way to ensure you get your five to seven servings of fruits and vegetables every day is to pack precut veggies as a healthy snack or accompaniment to your lunches at work. To save yourself some trouble, wash and chop a large quantity of vegetables on Sunday night, then store them in the fridge to dole out each day.

Though some vegetables, like cucumber, may not keep for a whole week, many other chopped vegetables will stay fresh for days. I like to mix carrot sticks with celery spears and sliced red bell pepper. You can also wash a few sugar snap peas and cherry tomatoes on Sunday night and store those too; they don't even need chopping! Just 15 or 20 minutes of work, and you've got portable salads for the week.

Do you pack fresh veggies for work? If so, what are your favorites?

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Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 7 years
Such a good idea. If I don't cut and wash my veggies right when I get home they don't get eaten and they go bad. But if they're ready to snack on, then I will munch on them all day.
missdiorluxe missdiorluxe 7 years
Carrot sticks, bell peppers and radishes. yum.
heatherhas heatherhas 7 years
I usually do carrots and broccoli :)
kyidmnmaiv kyidmnmaiv 7 years
When I clean/cut veggies for the week, I like to sort out veggies according to my dinner plans. So if I'm having a stir-fry one night, I'll store the veggies I want for the stir-fry together in a container. Makes dinner super fast!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I always do this so I have easy access to them all week. My favorites are celery sticks, carrots, broccoli florets, and julienned jicama sticks. I keep them in a bowl full of ice water in the fridge and they stay nice and crisp all week long.
elle-dub elle-dub 7 years
I love snap peas to snack on. I can eat them like potato chips! Otherwise I agree with the author...Sliced bell peppers, cherry tomatoes...
Antioxidant Antioxidant 7 years
I love doing this with fruit, but it's so hard to find vegetables that are easy to put in a sack lunch really quickly every day for work. I usually just have baby carrots (orange or yellow), raw spinach, and cherry tomatoes. I can't eat bell peppers or cucumber raw and celery is boring. I'm a bit tired of carrots, and I need other ideas!
kscincotta kscincotta 7 years
I love to munch on raw broccoli and cauliflower.
Asche Asche 7 years
I cut carrots and celery and store them in water. I've always assumed that this is okay, but is there anything bacteria-related that I should worry about by storing it in h2o?
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