- Waste less because food stays better longer
- Spend less money becuase you are throwing less out
- Save time. Prepping vegetables at once will improve your cooking time
- Eat more produce because you will have it prepped and ready to go
1. Each Stalk for celery into 2-3 pieces, removing any pieces you won't normally use.
2. Clean sink and then fill with water. Add celery and swish around to clean.
3. Drain in stainer until mostly dry before packaging
4. Fold paper towel twice over. Wet and ring out, so that it is damp.
5. Place paper towel in bottom of gallon sized ziploc bag, this is what I do with all my produce. Add celery to top.
Tomatoes: Clean, Dry, Bag. I also chop 2-3 days worth of the ripest for easy salads
Romaine Lettuce: Chop, Clean, Dry well in salad spinner, Bag. Make sure not to store under heavy veggies in crisper.
Peppers: Clean out inside, Wash, Dry. Normally I just package in halfs, so if I want to roast a pepper, I have that option. But this week I knew I was making sausage, peppers, and onions, so I cut into strips.
I use these same techniques with all of my produce. At the same time I wash all fruit and chop any melons, as long as they are ripe. Plus I chop some onions so they are easy to grab. The longer that I've done this, the less time it takes me. In the long run it is well worth a couple hours of work at once.