I start a new diet plan every Monday morning.
The routine goes like this: I pick my program which usually involves loading up on fruits and vegetables, lean protein and ZERO sugar. I make a list and head for the grocery store where I always buy more vegetables and fruits than I can eat in a week.
By Friday (sometimes Tuesday) I’m off my program and have to go back to the store to pick up some “empty calories.” By this time, my fruits and vegetables are looking pretty dismal and smell funny. By Saturday I have to toss them out which kills my soul, especially in this stagflated economy.
What’s a girl to do? I saw an advertisement on TV promoting “Debbie Meyer’s Green Bags.” She claims these little bags contain a mineral that extends the life of produce by absorbing and removing the ethylene gases that cause normal deterioration.
Walking through Bed, Bath and Beyond one day, I discovered they carry these bags so I purchased a box for $9.99. The package contains 20 bags (two different sizes) and they are reusable up to 10 times.
To test them out I purchased a container of strawberrys and placed them in a bag. Five days later the strawberries were still fresh and plump. I moved them from the top shelf of the Fridge to the vegetable drawer which is always the kiss of death – out of sight, out of mind. I promptly forgot about the strawberries.
Today I cleaned out the fridge and discovered the bag of strawberries which are at least two weeks old by now. Maybe more. I peaked inside, the strawberries were almost as fresh looking as the day I bought them. No kidding. Apparently these little bags deliver. The instructions on the box state it will also keep cut flowers.