Cut up fruit.
Such a simple task. It literally takes seconds to cut up an apple. Not much longer to rinse off a handful of cherries and put them in a baggie. Minutes to slice a watermelon or cantaloupe.
So why don't I do it more often?
When I am packing my lunch in the morning, I'm always in a rush. So I end up grabbing my pre-packaged cheese crackers and my low-fat yogurt. (Today I actually grabbed the entire pound-size bag of pretzels and stuck it in my purse!) Meanwhile, the fruit I bought with good intentions sits and rots on my counter or in my fridge.
Tonight I put my good intentions into action. I washed the delicious looking bright-red cherries I bought and put them in several small baggies. I sliced the watermelon I bought and prepared a container for me to put in my lunch leaving the rest for my family to inhale tomorrow. I set out a washed Pink Lady Apple along with the apple slicer and a baggie so the apple is ready to be cut at the last minute tomorrow morning.
It's a tip I hear all the time - prep your food ahead of time so that you can grab the healthier snacks just as easily as the pre-packaged ones. It makes perfect sense and it is so easy! I hope that my action steps tonight lead to successful snacking tomorrow which will lead to future nights of fruit prepping!