You fill your cart with vegetables and fruit. You visited the aisle with grains with unpronounceable names, like quinoa and freekeh, read the cooking directions and put a couple varieties in your cart, too. You picked out some lean proteins. You hit up the bulk section and fill plastic bags of raw sunflower and pumpkin seeds, almonds and walnuts. You round out your shopping with a box of frozen black bean burgers and a few bags of frozen vegetables, a couple varieties of whole grain bread, and some unsweetened almond milk and yogurt.
Sounds like a pretty solid haul!
But you may be skipping the most important aisle if you're trying to eat more healthfully: That beautiful aisle of glass and plastic food containers!
If you're preparing healthful meals and snacks, you must have a system for easily portioning them to take them on the road, as well as to freeze extra portions.
Empty out your cupboard of containers and take an inventory: First, confirm that every container has a lid. Ditch the lidless containers and the container-less lids. Do you have good-sized containers for storing single portions of soup? How about flat bento-like containers to store full meals? Do those containers freeze well and are they microwave or oven safe for reheating? Do you have quarter or half-cup containers for packing up simple snacks, like homemade trail mix? What about salad dressing-sized containers with screw tops?
An organized kitchen storage system makes for a healthier lifestyle!
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