One thing I’ve really wanted to get better at doing is prepping healthy foods and snacks ahead of time, so that when we are on the go, in a rush or super starving there is always a good choice readily available.

I wish I was better at it, but I am definitely not.  And if I’m going to be shopping for and purchasing a lot of fresh produce, I need to use it up before it goes bad.  We were using a TON of it for juicing but then we had a dishwasher disaster which involved our apparently recalled dishwasher, a heating element that wouldn’t turn off, something about a fire hazard, and yes – plastic {dishwasher safe!} juicer parts that are now melted and completely unusable.  So without the option to currently juice our veggies – I knew I had to get moving and prep them for the week for snacking.  It’d be stupid to let them all go bad!

I saw a great Sunday night prep blog post on Green Plate Rule and it gave me the motivation I needed to get moving this afternoon while Beckett was napping.

I started by making one of our favorite healthy snacks – No Bake Energy Bites.
Then I started some dark chocolate and coconut butter granola!  You might see this recipe on an upcoming post at The Pinterest Project so you’ll have to wait for it!
And then while that was baking, I started my produce prep.  I washed my produce in a white vinegar and water rinse and got to chopping!

And now we are all set and ready to go for the weekend!
Beckett’s already had his hand in the cucumber container…
Got any food prep tips for me??

2 thoughts on “Prep”

  1. Yes! I just fill my sink up with a ratio of 10 parts water to 1 part white vinegar. So like 10 cups of water/1 cup of vinegar. Then I just soak and I'll usually do a quick rinse in regular water. For berries, I put them in a small strainer and dunk in the vinegar/water solution for about 15-30 seconds and pat dry. 🙂

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