• Karen Murray Heffron

Supermarkets are Catching on

The hardest thing for me lately is trying to keep my family healthy and work full-time. Cooking at home is often the best option but takes a lot of prep-work. Many mothers take their Sundays and "batch cook" precutting veggies and preparing as much food in advance to reduce time preparing dinners during the week. Sometimes this works and sometimes it seems there still isn't enough time on the weekends. For those who can't reduce their work hours, I've notice grocery stores are catching on and offering more vegetables pre-prepared. All you have to do is add seasonings and throw it in the oven or pan! This morning at Publix, I saw zucchini, squash, beets, potatoes, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and green beans all ready to eat. Even though it's more expensive, it's really hard to say there is no time to cook when the work is done for you. Precut raw veggies are just as easy to grab for a snack as a bag of chips if they are readily available. Give it a try for a week and see if it makes a difference. Be proactive!

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