Need a Healthy Snack?
How to keep pre-sliced apples and pears from browning
Are you someone who uses the excuse, I can’t eat healthy because I am too busy? As someone who is always on the go, I have found one of the cheapest and least expensive ways to eat healthy requires just a few simple steps and a little pre-planning.
1. Use an inexpensive apple slicer, to core and slice apple quickly
2. Soak them in a bowl of cold salt water for 3-5 minutes. Not too much salt, or it effects the taste of the fruit. Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of salt per 1 quart (4 cups) of water.
3. Soak them in a bowl of cold lemon water for 3-5 minutes. This is better than squeezing the lemon juice directly on the fruit, unless you don’t mind the fruit tasting really lemony. Mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice per 1 cup of water.
4. Soak them in a bowl of Sprite, 7-Up, or a similar lemon-lime, carbonated soda for 3-5 minutes. I don’t know if there’s really citrus in these sodas, and I don’t know why this works; but it does.
5. Sprinkle them with Fruit Fresh. This is a citric acid powder that most stores have with their canning supplies.
A quick soak, and your apple or pear slices are ready to store in the fridge.
After soaking the fruit slices, drain off the liquid and store them in a ziploc bag in the fridge. Squeeze as much air out of the bag as possible before sealing it.