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Lu Wallace - Nutrition Coach


March 22, 2024

3 Post-Grocery-Shopping Hacks

Want to stop wasting food and start making the most out of your grocery hauls?

If you find that your fruits, veggies, and herbs tend to go bad before you can use them…

I have 3 “post-grocery-shopping” tips you’re going to love.


1. Freeze your greens: If you’re a smoothie drinker -– or your greens tend to go bad before you can use them up — freeze them! Here’s how:

  • Wash and completely dry your greens, and remove any tough stems. 
  • Spread them out in a single layer on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer for a couple of hours.
  • Transfer to freezer bags and remove as much air as possible before closing. 
  • Pop them in the freezer until it’s time for your smoothie. 
  • NOTE: It’s normal for the greens to crumble after freezing — but as a bonus, they will blend more easily!

2. Store herbs in olive oil: 

  • Wash them, chop them up, put them in an ice cube tray, and cover them with oil.
  • Place the tray in the freezer and after it’s frozen through, pop out the “cubes” and put in a freezer bag — make sure you label it with what’s inside.
  • Next time you need a flavor boost while you’re cooking, just drop in a cube!

3. Batch cook grains: As soon as you get home, cook up a pot of quinoa, farro, or other healthy carb. Store in the fridge for easy, quick additions to meals during the week. 

TIP: If you don’t have a rice cooker, think about getting one. They are a grain-cooking game changer.

And here’s a bonus tip you can’t skip!

🥬 If you normally wash and dry your produce as soon as you get home, you can STOP doing this ASAP.

Instead, wash your veggies and fruits just before you use them! 

This helps your produce stay fresh longer — plus, waiting to wash it till just before you use it can wash off any bacteria that it picked up while being stored.

Pretty cool, right?

If you didn’t know these tips already, don’t worry. Most people don’t! 

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