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3 Post-Grocery-Shopping Hacks

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What do you do when you get groceries home?

The last few weeks we've been focusing on making our morning routines more simplified, more reliable and productive, and easier to stick to.

Today I have a few post - grocery shopping hacks that can also contribute to making your life easier throughout the entire day!

These tips will help you start making the most out of your grocery treasure so less food is wasted after each trip. Maybe you've found that your fruits, vegetables, and herbs tend to go bad before you can use them…

Here are the 3 “post-grocery-shopping” hacks. Ready?


1. Freeze your greens: If you’re a smoothie drinker, or your greens spoil or wilt before you can use them - freeze them! Here’s how:

●     Wash and completely dry them, and remove any tough stems.

●     Spread them out in a single layer on a baking sheet and place in the freezer for 2-3 hours.

●     Transfer to freezer bags and remove as much air as possible before closing.

●     Keep them in the freezer bag until it’s time to use.

●     NOTE: It’s normal for the greens to crumble when frozen — but that will justb make them easier to blend!


2. Store herbs in olive oil: 

●     Wash, chop, put them in an ice cube tray, and cover them with oil.

●     Place the tray in the freezer until frozen all the way through, then pop out the “cubes” and put in a freezer bag (don't forget to label!).

●     Next time you need flavor while you’re cooking, just drop in a cube!


3. Batch cook grains: As soon as you get home from the shopping trip, maybe even while you're still unpacking ... make 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! 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.


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


That’s why at Bright Futures Fitness, we dive even deeper into practical, everyday strategies that make healthy living easier and more enjoyable for every member of the household!


From meal prep and food hacks, to smart and fun ways to get your exercise, to tips for other wellness areas like sleep & hydration -- I’ve got you covered.


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