If you’ve noticed lately, I’ve been doing a series of healthy life hacks to make spending time in the kitchen a little easier. You prep, you cook, you clean –it’s a long process and quite a commitment to make a meal or two! Half the time, after spending hours preparing a meal, I’m too exhausted to eat it, let alone switch gears to dish duty. I mean, c’mon…dish duty, too?! I’ve suddenly lost my appetite. Anyway, the key to keeping up with a healthy lifestyle, diet included, is to make it as easy as possible. So let’s switch gears again with reminders of how effortless healthy eating can be.
Healthy Life Hacks
- I’ve broken down how to hull (core) remove the stem of a strawberry.
- We’ve discussed how to turn a mason jar into a blender for easier clean up.
- Now it’s time to introduce how to slice multiple grapes / tomatoes at once.
My boyfriend laughed as I demonstrated this trick to him earlier this week. First, he didn’t believe it could be done. Second, he prepared for a grape juice explosion (so little faith in me). Third, he couldn’t see the need to slice grapes. Why would you need to slice up something so small? So before I go any further, picture a summer salad—a perfectly tossed, beautifully prepped salad rich with exploding summer flavors. To get a taste with a little bit of everything in each bite, do you really want to eat a whole grape or cherry tomato? No. You just want a little piece. I win. So, let me show you how it’s done.
How to Slice Multiple Grapes or Cherry Tomatoes (Also, how to slice grapes without cutting up your fingers).
- Take a handful of grapes or cherry tomatoes and put them on an upside down plate.
- Put a second plate of the same size, right side up on top of the grapes to create a “plate sandwich.”
- Lightly push down on the top plate with your palm to keep the grapes in place. Then, with your free hand, grab a serrated knife and slowly cut through the grapes. Viola!
PS. Another reason you would want to do this? Bite-sized food is just plain adorable. :)