Kitchen Organization: Tip #2

I think we are all influenced by this equation: The more easily accessible something is, the more likely we are to eat it.

Of course, this applies to the croissants your colleague brought in that are sitting around in your office, just calling out your name… or the biscuits your husband left lying on the kitchen counter…

So why not use our inherent human attitude of “I’ll eat what’s there” as an approach for healthier foods?

For me, this means mostly 2 things:

1. Putting nuts and seeds into old jars so that it is easier to add them to meals. It also makes it easy to see at a glance what I have available, as in the photos below.

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2. Cutting up and washing vegetables and putting them in a Tupperware in the fridge on Sunday evening, ready for when I get home from work the following days and am too tired to cook from scratch. Having the veggies available makes it easy to simply add them to a soup or stir fry or smoothie or fresh juice.

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11 Comments

  • Hiba on Mar 06, 2013 Reply

    Hi Elena, thanks for your comment. I think they do actually lose a little of their vitamins and enzymes (but not minerals) – however I compare that to not eating vegetables at all and figure that it’s still a much better solution!

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  • Elena on Mar 05, 2013 Reply

    Hi Hiba, Then you can help me about an urban legend I heard of, vegetables shouldn’t be washed and cut too much in advance, as they would (quickly?) loose a (big?) part of their vitamines. Any insights ?

  • Suzy on Mar 05, 2013 Reply

    Great tips – for me it also works with what veggies I eat as I get an organic box every week – it means that I eat a good variety as it is not only me choosing and I cook with what I have… seasonal, fresh and local!

    • Hiba on Mar 05, 2013 Reply

      That’s a great idea as well! I did it too a few years ago but missed actually shopping for my vegetables!

  • berenice on Mar 05, 2013 Reply

    This approach is a very positive one , and it works for me ! It depends on your state of mind or personality too: I have the tendency to always ask myself a 100 000 questions as to “what is good to eat, it’s good to eat variety, we should eat this or that” and at the same time I did not want to do the errands every week. So “I eat what’s there” is positive for me because it allows me to eat what’s there, and to do combinations that I would not do necessarily otherwise!

    • Hiba on Mar 05, 2013 Reply

      Hi Berenice, yes you do the thinking beforehand and then just eat what’s there :)

  • Faris on Mar 05, 2013 Reply

    I think the inverse is also true: “I won’t have what’s not there” so an empty sweets cupboard means no sweets (unless you do a midnight run to satisfy your cravings!)

    • Hiba on Mar 05, 2013 Reply

      That’s a really good point! I like “I won’t have what’s not there” as an approach as well!

      • Shanna on Dec 02, 2016 Reply

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