Walking through the produce section in the grocery store can be daunting. The good news is that pre-cut, packaged vegetables are just as healthy for you as whole vegetables – as long as they’re fresh. They’re also less time-consuming to prepare, making it more likely that you’ll include them in your home cooking.
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There are some things you should keep in mind, though, when shopping for baby carrots, celery sticks, broccoli florets or other pre-cut, bagged foods. Here are seven tips from dietitian Katherine Patton, MEd, RD, LD: