Sliced, diced and chopped.

@andriaperry (48539)
United States
July 14, 2017 2:41pm CST
I use to do this all the time but for some reason, probably work, I stopped. Well! I started back today. Since I gained two pounds, whether fat or muscle, I have to get back to a healthy lifestyle of eating if I am ever going to reach my goal of losing 20 more pounds this year. I sliced carrots two ways, circles and stalks, put those in a bowl with a lid. I washed and cleaned a stalk of celery but only cut it in half and put it into a ziploc bag. I chopped a couple bell peppers that I got from the garden, put those in a bowl with a lid. I sliced a can of black olives.,put those in a bowl with a lid. I diced up several cucumbers I got out of the garden, put those in a bowl with a lid. I chopped a couple of red tomatoes, I got from the garden, put those in a bowl with a lid. I also chopped a white onion and put it in its bowl with a lid, since an onion stinks up a plastic bowl it has its own! Now if I want a salad with lettuce I will wash and chop it as I go since lettuce rots fast after its been washed. But I can make many raw veggie dishes with just those veggies and different homemade sauces, maybe a little quinoa added , yum! Do you pre chop and clean veggies for future meals?
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@valmnz (12770)
• New Zealand
15 Jul
No, I just prepare them as I need them. Unless I'm freezing them f course.
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@andriaperry (48539)
• United States
15 Jul
I understand
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• United States
14 Jul
I just chop them when I am going to use them. I have never tasted quinona..is it good? What the heck do you do with it? Good luck on losing the rest of that weight Andria..I have 10 to go.
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@andriaperry (48539)
• United States
15 Jul
Quinoa is a small grain, well tiny, reminds me of rice but not so starchy, you just bring to a boil and turn off the heat and let it absorb the water, its hard to describe, it is different.
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• United States
15 Jul
@andriaperry I also want to try cous cous or however it is spelled.
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@KristenH (23683)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
15 Jul
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@mandala100 (39279)
• Hong Kong
14 Jul
@andriaperry Yes my friend so as t save time especially when I'm so very busy.
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@andriaperry (48539)
• United States
14 Jul
And when my feet hurt from walking all day.
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@mandala100 (39279)
• Hong Kong
14 Jul
@andriaperry Yes my friend that could be another reason why.
@Courtlynn (64336)
• United States
14 Jul
Nicely done. You're well prepared for meals now.
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@andriaperry (48539)
• United States
14 Jul
Yep, a few anyways
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@Courtlynn (64336)
• United States
14 Jul
@andriaperry been then none
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@andriaperry (48539)
• United States
15 Jul
@shikharava (1852)
14 Jul
Nope! Because I don't cook!
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@andriaperry (48539)
• United States
14 Jul
How do you eat of you dont cook?
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14 Jul
@andriaperry I buy it! Mostly because I'm traveling all the time! Travel writer, you know
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@andriaperry (48539)
• United States
15 Jul
@shikharava That job sounds fun!
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• United States
15 Jul
Nope,I do it as I need it I prefer keeping veggies uncut until I need them. I keep head lettuce in a Tupperware lettuce keeper that I've had since I was a dealer and the lettuce does not 'rot'. As far an onions, ugh....not in y fridge!
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@andriaperry (48539)
• United States
15 Jul
Onions in a "snapware " container will NOT smell up the fridge. I forget sometimes that A LOT of people here are retired, or do not work outside the home., I still work and sometimes I need food and I cant stand to chop all that after work.
@prashu228 (25820)
• India
15 Jul
Well it's a chopping day..lol.yes I do that. Chopping veggies everyday in the morning is so tiring. I chop all the veggies and keep them in fridge in a Ziploc or container with lid
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@andriaperry (48539)
• United States
15 Jul
I find it easier to get other things done and get out of the kitchen
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@prashu228 (25820)
• India
15 Jul
@andriaperry yes that makes cooking some what easy..
@RubyHawk (23320)
• Atlanta, Georgia
15 Jul
I don't. I usually make the salad all together in one bowl. but you have given me an idea.I hadn't even thought about chopping up my salad ingredients separately. I'll try it your way. I make a lot of raw salads, my better is trying to lose a few pounds due to his diabetes. .
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@andriaperry (48539)
• United States
15 Jul
I like it this way because Tony dont like some veggies raw and I like them all, Plus sometimes I want just lettuce, tomato and cucumber, sometimes I want a salad with everything.
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@RubyHawk (23320)
• Atlanta, Georgia
16 Jul
@andriaperry I don't knock why I didn't think. of that as many salads as I make. It's the best way to go
@DianneN (76157)
• United States
14 Jul
That's a great idea. I don't prepare anything until I need to.
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@andriaperry (48539)
• United States
15 Jul
Someday`s if I don`t, I don`t wanna eat because I am so exhausted.
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
15 Jul
@andriaperry Nothing keeps me from stuffing my face! lol
@Corbin5 (102964)
• United States
14 Jul
That is a wise way to ensure that salad making materials are always on hand. I do not prepare items for a salad ahead of time, but just make it on the spot.
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@andriaperry (48539)
• United States
15 Jul
Although people prefer to do it on the spot , if I don`t do it ahead of time and I come home from pushing mowing or painting at a rental house, I wont stand and cut veggies I will grab a bag of chips because I am hungry and tired.
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@Corbin5 (102964)
• United States
15 Jul
@Happy2BeMe (74680)
• Canada
14 Jul
No i don't but it is a great idea.
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@andriaperry (48539)
• United States
14 Jul
Saves so much time
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@Happy2BeMe (74680)
• Canada
14 Jul
@andriaperry yes it would for sure and easier to make a choice to have a salad if everything is already for it.
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@vsai2008 (7657)
• India
14 Jul
We at home cut the veggies required for the recipe Never did that for future meals Do they stay fresh when we cook with them? Till how long can they be used?
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@andriaperry (48539)
• United States
14 Jul
Yes as long as they are refrigerated , for several days
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@vsai2008 (7657)
• India
15 Jul
@andriaperry Thank you so much for the reply This would save a lot of time Will tell my mom and start doing it someday :)
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@teamfreak16 (40875)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Jul
No, we just cut them up as needed.
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@andriaperry (48539)
• United States
15 Jul
I reckon if I have that part already done then I cant be lazy and not eat right
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@BelleStarr (37614)
• Portland, Connecticut
14 Jul
No but I do cut up fruit, I made a big container of watermelon and a zip bag of cantaloupe. I have two jars of blueberries and a bag of local peaches.
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@andriaperry (48539)
• United States
15 Jul
I always chunk up the melons and put them into a large container with a lid. Tony asked for half of his cantaloupe to be dehydrated so I did and got it nice and crispy.
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@Neiltarquin (1093)
• Rass, Saudi Arabia
14 Jul
Not really. I want my ingridients freshly chopped, diced and sliced as I prepare it.
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@andriaperry (48539)
• United States
15 Jul
I understand
@amadeo (63937)
• United States
14 Jul
No we do not.But a good idea for some.
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@andriaperry (48539)
• United States
14 Jul
Yes I think it is.
@GardenGerty (98075)
• United States
14 Jul
Like you, I have let myself fall behind on this, but hopefully will get back to it soon.
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@andriaperry (48539)
• United States
14 Jul
I will not allow myself to gain anymore weight! This helps out a lot when I am so tired.
@MALUSE (39134)
• Germany
14 Jul
No, I don't. I only have a small fridge. But I like the idea.
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@andriaperry (48539)
• United States
14 Jul
Thanks, it does save me time after working all day.
@NJChicaa (38347)
• United States
14 Jul
No, I do it as I go. When I'm working, though, I make my 5 lunch salads on Sunday afternoon so they are ready for the week.
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@andriaperry (48539)
• United States
14 Jul
This is about the same minus the meats or egg.
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@TRBRocks420 (75462)
• Banks, Oregon
14 Jul
Very rarely but I do plan to eat a salad today.
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@andriaperry (48539)
• United States
14 Jul
Me too.
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