In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Pamela Riemenschneider about fruit and veggie hacks and must-know tips to save money and keep your produce fresh for weeks. Pamela shares her infinite produce knowledge to help us store fruits and veggies properly, ideas for using up foods before they go bad, and an avocado hack that will change your life! 

Pamela is a mom of two boys and the retail editor for Produce Blue Book Services. She grew up in the world of fresh produce and has been part of the fresh produce industry for more than 10 years.

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Healthy Bites Featuring Eat Smart

Today, we’re snacking on Eat Smart’s Sweet Kale Chopped Salad Kit! Sweet Kale is the superhero of superfood salads. Kale, green cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, chicory, roasted pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries – all tossed in a classic poppyseed dressing. Seven superfoods never tasted so good! Enjoy on its own or pair with your protein of choice for a delicious and filling meal.


Want to skip straight to a hot topic? See time stamps below. But of course, we recommend listening all the way through!

  • 4:27 Welcome back, Pamela!
  • 5:33 Is our food safe? 
  • 6:44 What’s the safest way to clean our food? 
  • 9:20 Tips to keep fruits and veggies fresh for longer
  • 20:38 Healthy Bite from Eat Smart
  • 22:42 How to cut back on food waste? Eat now versus eat later veggies
  • 31:52 Bagged versus packaged produce: which one is safer to buy?
  • 38:51 What does a healthy family mean to you?

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