Excuse 1: Buying fruits and vegetables can be costly and they spoil too quickly.
- Buy them in-season and fresh. They will be cheaper AND at their peak of flavor. Consider that you are getting nutrient-dense foods that your body craves and your baby needs, full of vitamins and minerals. They are certainly better buys than chips, cookies, and soda, which we normally buy regardless of cost.
- Buy both ripe and unripe items (for example, yellow and green bananas). That way you have some for immediate eating the first few days while the others are ripening.
- Keep fruits and vegetables on the top shelf of the fridge, on the kitchen counter or table. If you see them several times in a day, you will be more likely to eat them before they spoil.