Summer Salad

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

I’m loving these hot summer days.  Here’s my weeks worth of salad and veg all chopped up ready for quick and easy yummy lunch.

  • Watermelon (chopped)
  • Washed Baby Spinach leaves
  • Carrot (cubed)
  • Cauliflour (broken into pieces)
  • Brocolli (broken into pieces)
  • Deli Ham
  • Capsicum (sliced)
  • Red Onion (sliced)
  • Carrot (shreded)
  • Cherry tomatos
  • Mushrooms
  • Cucumber (cubed)

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26 comments

Melissa Jones December 8, 2010 - 3:34 PM

Hi Katrina, This is a great idea! I have the same storage containers & was just wondering how long the vegies last like that? :0) Melissa

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Katrina December 8, 2010 - 6:22 PM

I buy around a week worth of vege's and they are usually eaten within 7 days and still very fresh. I cut them up as soon as I get home from grocery shopping and place straight into these containers. I find on the lazy day that I don't do this, if it sits in the bag for a day and then chopped up it will tend to discolour by day 7. It's really a matter of being efficient when you return home from shopping. It really doesn't take long to cut up everything and so much easier when making lunch to have everything all ready cut up.

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Debbie December 8, 2010 - 7:18 PM

What a great idea, will have to fill my containers when I go shopping. Thanks

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Kristy December 8, 2010 - 7:19 PM

Hey Kat, your page is looking more and more awsome everytime I have a peak. Don't get on the internet as musch now Im back at work.

Thanks for sharing your idea of fruit n vege in the clear mates and fridge smarts, they are awsome, I use mine ALL the time and have to agree they are fantastic especially in the summer- makes dinner times lighter work and quicker meal preparations. Awsome for keeping fruit too especially in our climate where we attract so many fruit flies.

Must say Fridge smarts are awsome for tomatoes, they keep for double the normal time in my fridge!

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Jill December 8, 2010 - 10:36 PM

Katrina this looks so good, so yummy and healthy,I really should get in a habit of doing this when I get home from shopping same with meat. I found the xmas m and m's the other day at my local franklins. so now I can make my yummy rocky road and mite even make some cookies too

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Leila December 14, 2010 - 5:47 PM

Thanks for the great idea i did this the other day and hubby has been eating some healthier meal since. Can't wait to extend it to the fruits after Christmas when i am back to normal shopping habits.

We have done ours to make it easy for sandwiches so that we are having easy, quick and deliciously healthy lunches and i'm snacking on the veg throughout the day instead of the usual morning tea cuppa and biscuit or choccy.

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Libby December 29, 2010 - 2:19 AM

Fabulous idea. Am going to do this ASAP – hope I have enough containers…

Libby

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Amanda January 6, 2012 - 9:45 PM

I love this idea! Am going to put it into action for sure. I was wondering (may be a silly question) could i do cheese cubes this way too. I get the cheese out at least twice a day everyday of the week, probably wasting time that way?!

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SmittenKitten January 8, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Yes, just store it in a Tupperware Clear Mate 🙂

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Kym Bond May 6, 2012 - 4:03 PM

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Eleise Bott July 27, 2012 - 10:38 AM

I have just started doing this with a few things and it is great for the kids to grab something healthy or me to whip up a juice! I love the idea with doing it with more fruits  and vege 🙂

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Katrina July 27, 2012 - 12:56 PM

It is great isn’t it!! I find we eat more healthily when fruit is precut.

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Pedlerclan July 27, 2012 - 11:08 AM

Does it stay as fresh cut up ?

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Katrina July 27, 2012 - 12:55 PM

Absolutely, in these containers they stay fresh for up to 7-10 days

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shay October 2, 2012 - 9:41 AM

What type of containers do you use? And do you the same with brown onions?

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Sonya January 8, 2014 - 6:29 AM

What type (brand) of containers do you use?

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Octavia Vaughan January 8, 2014 - 8:16 AM

Hi, I can see you use the FridgeSmart containers on the left. I’m looking at getting the new Tupperware VentSmart continers to do this. What are the containers you’ve used on the right? How long does the deli ham stay fresh? I find if I leave it in the bag and paper it only lasts about 3 or 4 days before going slimy.

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Monique Knight January 8, 2014 - 11:29 AM

the paper is only designed to get you from shop to home don’t leave in it as it won’t stay cold enough – I take mine out of the bag otherwise it sweats and put in a container (Tupperware has a great cold meat container) and last always never have to throw it.

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SmittenKitten January 8, 2014 - 11:29 AM

The ones on the right are Tupperware clearmates – the best things ever!

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Carlene January 8, 2014 - 1:21 PM

I find if i place a sheet of paper towel in the bottom of the container with the ham it stays fresher longer 🙂

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Nadia January 8, 2014 - 2:15 PM

If you decide to invest in the Tupperware Clear mates, (they do work brilliantly for deli meats and cheeses) – put your items in the container and put it in the fridge with the lid OFF for a few minutes to bring the temp of the container and the temp of the food to the same. Then seal them up with the lids. The lids have a really good seal on them, so this way nothing is going to sweat inside the container 🙂

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Monique Knight January 8, 2014 - 11:28 AM

Do you use take up more space in the fridge, my space is at a premium with all the fresh stuff in it?

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Jen January 8, 2014 - 12:56 PM

Don’t the cut faces get dry? I find they dry out overnight, let alone over a full week…

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Vee January 8, 2014 - 1:27 PM

Not by using the Tupperware Fridgesmart containers (pictured – now there is a newer range out with a new name). They can keep fruit and vegetables fresh for up to weeks so a week is no problem. I havent had anything yet that has dried out.

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Cheree January 8, 2014 - 4:09 PM

VentSmarts 🙂

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Danielle Jupp January 8, 2014 - 1:55 PM

Another tip is to take your container with you to the deli and ask them to put it straight into the container and put the sticker on top so it shows the date and price for checkout. Then I pop it in my cooler bag I take with me.

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