How to Shop for Fruits & Vegetables … On the Fly

If you get to the grocery store without a plan, worry not! Just head to the produce section and build your week’s healthy menu around what looks good and how well it fits your budget. These quick fruit and veggie tips will get you through the week …

  • If the peppers are spectacular, plan to stuff them for Monday’s dinner and add them to a chicken Caesar’s salad on Wednesday.
  • If the broccoli is great, pair it with baked chicken on Tuesday (and use the leftover chicken for Wednesday’s Caesar’s salad).
  • If the tomatoes are sensational, add them to pasta on Thursday and make Panini’s with deli turkey for Friday.
  • Use leftover veggies to make a grand stir fry for Saturday.

Once you’ve exhausted the produce aisle, look for ways to enhance your meals with store specials. Try this …

  • If canned green beans on sale, add them to the stir fry.
  • If dried apricots and nuts are that week’s special, make a trail mix and divide into baggies for on-the-go snacks.
  • If the frozen fruit is a steal, plan to use it in smoothies for breakfast some mornings.

Building your meals around the fruits and veggies
is a great way to make sure that you include them in every meal and throughout the day.

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