If you’re anything like me you buy healthy foods with the best of intentions, but sometimes they get lost in the “twilight zone” of your fridge. Here is a quick and easy tip to get you on the road to eating healthier and cooking more often in 2011: Pick a simple bowl, or something that can store food, and put it out on your counter. Keep healthy foods in it: tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, fresh herbs, etc. and make sure you take all food out of any plastic bags/packaging. Fresh fruits and veggies may keep a little less longer than they would if in your fridge, but by keeping certain foods this way, you are constantly seeing them – so you’re reminded on a daily basis to look up a recipe, not waste your money, and eat better. You’ll be way more likely to make a fast snack or whip up something quick with enticing, fresh ingredients. I did this by accident: I had nowhere to keep this serving piece, and kept it on my counter temporarily until I could decide where to put it – turns out it made the decision for me 😉 Sounds very simple and small, I know, but sometimes its the little things that make all the difference…and it sure beats finding your healthy foods three weeks later, tucked behind milk cartons and take-out containers, sporting green fuzzy mohawks.
Any favorite bowl or dish will do, but if you like this piece from Crate & Barrel, you can find it here: http://www.crateandbarrel.com/dining-and-entertaining/specialty-serveware/cambridge-2-tier-server-with-plates/s447625