So, last week our online supermarket groceries arrived, and I realized I got quite the amount of fruits and veggies.

Not that there is such a thing as “too many fruits”, but – my kitchen is small, my fridge isn’t huge, and I have about 4 large bowls that can store all that produce- and sure enough- only 20% of the fruit fit in.

Now- you might think to yourselves- “what is she going on about, just stuff it all in the fridge and get on with your life!” but! that, in my experience, is the guaranteed way to forget about those beautiful fruits, let them rot away in the fridge, then throw them to the compost bin, knowing very well that neither your health nor your budget- are happy now.

It is a known fact that fruits are beautiful, taste great, and are most definitely one of the healthiest things you can eat- perhaps the heathiest-plus- and when fruits are displayed in an inviting manner- who can resist them?

I don’t keep processed snacks around the house, since I don’t believe in constantly testing my will strength because I’m going to lose. Just so you know this isn’t a fair game what with all the addicting additives in those bags, so I just get away from this stuff.

I wrote about this dilemma before- here is the link: The processed snacks dilemma: to keep or not to keep?

So?

So my partner and I were putting the groceries away when we realized there were not enough bowls for the abundance of fruits and veggies I ordered- so my partner folded the brown paper bags that the groceries arrive in – into a bowl:

Now we had enough bowls for everything, and it was -in my opinion- displayed in a matter that encouraged a daily fruit salad for everyone in the house.

What else can you do with those bags? well, they can go to the recycling bin, but that’s obvious- but they can store the recycling stuff prior to actually going to the recycling center- this way- you don’t have to carry that empty bag with you back home, thinking the whole way: “why do I have to carry this empty bag of empty cardboard boxes and used shampoo bottles? haven’t I anything better to do? “- now you can recycle your carrier bag too! hurray!

They can also be used as mulch for trees in the garden, and -some use it to light the fireplace – but-tread carefully here- some bags use glue and paint and other unhealthy stuff so use only the uncolored no glue parts- and sparingly. the best thing put in a fireplace is -well- wood.

Finally- use those bags instead of nylon bags that will outlive the entire human race -and then some.

Enjoy- the cooliflower.

I am not a medical/health/emotional/financial /nutrition or any other kind of expert as far as it concerns the contents of this blog,  therefore anything written on the blog is not to be taken as any kind of advice, and should you choose to rely on anything  I write on this blog- you are doing it at your own risk and at your own responsibility.

Published by wiseassvegan

an organized full time working vegan -with plenty of ideas on getting everything done in the most simple and efficient way possible.

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