A simple idea w/ the power to change your life.
Make them every week.
You will automatically eat healthier.
Chop up your fav veggies + store in individual bags in the fridge + snack on them. That’s it.
I got the idea from Cindy, my famous health writer friend. She’s been making these bags weekly for the past 3 years so I interviewed her for pro-tips below and I added some of my own ideas, too:
Pro-Tip #1: Use veggies that last the longest without slime including carrots, rainbow carrots, celery, peapods, green beans, radishes, mini bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, grape tomatoes. Veggies like cucumbers, jicama, zucchini, and regular cut bell peppers get slimy too fast.
Pro-Tip #2: Pick 3 types of veggies each week and vary your weekly choices to prevent boredom.
Pro-Tip #3: Use sandwich size bags because snack bags are too small and quart is overwhelming.
Pro-Tip #4: No dip is needed because they are surprisingly satisfying without. If you are a die-hard dipper you can use guac, nut butter, or healthy ranch.
Pro-Tip #5: Stir fry lovers DUMP bags into a frying pan with peanut sauce. Serve on brown rice topped w/ chopped peanuts & green onion. Quickest. dinner. ever.
Pro-Tip #6: Salad eaters CHOP up a bag to toss into your greens. Salad has never been simpler.
Pro-Tip #7: Try eco-friendly silicone stasher bags instead of a plastic.
What veggie combos do you use? 🙂
I use veggies that last the longest without slime & I like to pick different ones each week. My list: carrots, rainbow carrots, celery, peapods, green beans, radishes, mini bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, grape tomatoes. PS: Veggies like cucumbers, jicama, zucchini, and regular cut bell peppers get slimy too fast.
Dawn, regarding your peanut sauce recipe…where would I find “coconut vinegar” in the grocery store? Is it with all other vinegars? Anything ok to use as an option if I can’t find it? Thank you!
DJ Blatner, RDN says
Hey there! I love that peanut sauce. Sooooo easy! You can get coconut vinegar by the other vinegars in health food stores. Amazon also sells it: https://amzn.to/2VY15do. I have used rice vinegar instead & it’s good, but coconut vinegar is a little bit naturally sweeter, so I like it better. Sauce it up! xx
Adeline Nicholas says
You can also use rice vinegar.