Never waste fruit again thanks to this simple trick
We all know we need to eat our 5 a day. It's something we hear constantly on the radio, on TV, in the news...and many of us follow suit, adding as many fruits and vegetables as we can to our shopping cart, without breaking the bank.
Then we go home, unpack our groceries and place our beautiful, seasonal fruit in a fruit bowl. Time flies and before you know it, you've forgotten all about your previously delicious, now almost rotting fruit. The result? Not only are you not getting your 5 a day, but you're also wasting food and money.
It'll only take you about 20 minutes per week to make the most of your fruit selection.
When you come home from grocery shopping, don't place your fruit directly in a bowl or basket; instead, prep them for consumption. In other words, wash, peel and cut them up (if necessary of course), and then place them in boxes or jars that you can seal.
Jam jars are perfect for this because they'll keep your fruit fresh for several days. Simply remember to sprinkle a bit of fresh lemon juice on top of your fruit as soon as you've cut it up, and don't add any extra sugar. This way they'll stay good for longer.
You can also go ahead and make various fruit salads, and then store them in Tupperware in the fridge. This way you'll have a ready-made dessert or snack all throughout the week. You can even take them to work, as is.
So remember that in order to truly enjoy your fruit, without wasting food or money, all it takes is 20 minutes of prep time as soon as you get back from the grocery store. That way you'll be sure to get your 5 a day in!
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Craving sweet? This rustic cherry tart is easy, quick and delicious!
- 1 shortcrust pastry
- 3 cups / 750 g. of cherries
- 1/3 cup / 60 g. of sugar
- 2/3 cup / 60 g. of almond flour
- 4 tbsp. of brown sugar
- A dash of milk
- Mix the cherries and sugar together. Let stand 20 minutes.
- Spread or roll out the shortcrust pastry, sprinkle with almond powder and brown sugar.
- Place the cherries in the center of the dough, leaving about 2 inches of free dough on the edges. Fold in the edges.
- Brush with milk (this will make the crust go golden), sprinkle with brown sugar and bake for 20 minutes at 350°F/180°C.
- Top with a handful of chopped pistachios, and serve!