How to stop throwing out so many fruits and vegetables

How to stop throwing out so many fruits and vegetables

The American Heart Association recommends at least 8 servings of colorful fruits and vegetables every day, says Juli Nevers a physician assistant from Aurora Health Center in Plymouth, WI.

They can help you manage your weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Storing these heart healthy foods properly will make sure they retain the most nutrition and best flavor.

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  1. Gloria Picchetti May 12, 2020 at 12:57 pm · Reply

    When we cut a new oignon we put some in a tight container in the fridge. The other half we dice up & freeze. When celeri is half finished we dice that up & freeze it. Then when we want to stir fry or make soup we have oignons & celeri.
    We also freeze grapes and bananas. They make great snacks.

  2. If your celery is getting limp, wash it, clean it, cut it in lengths to fit in a container, fill will water and refrigerate 20-30 minutes. Do not keep in there for days as it will go bad. This crisps celery up nicely.

  3. I dehydrate the fruits and veggies. Then I make them in to powders to add to food, the homemade onion, garlic and celery powder is the freshest ever and the best tasting. If you leave the onions, garlic and celery into the dices and put them in a mason jar, keep them for soups and stew starters. the dehydrated fruits can be reconstituted in smoothies so can the powders. or make jam out of them if you don’t want to dehydrate them. I received way too many mandarin oranges a while ago, froze some, made marmalade and then with the peels I made candied orange peels, delish!

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Mary Arens, health enews contributor, is a senior content specialist at Advocate Health Care and Aurora Health Care. She has 20+ years of experience in communications plus a degree in microbiology. Outside of work, Mary makes healthy happen with hiking, yoga, gardening and walks with her dog, Chester.