Keep it clean, from the prep to the eats.

Clean eating is sweeping the nations’ kitchens. That’s a good amount of prep. Make sure you have a clean surface each time with CleanCutting Sheets—your kitchen's first renewable, flexible, disposable bamboo cutting surface. While you’re at it, make sure your eats are clean too by washing pesticides and germs off of fruits and veggies with one of these super-easy, DIY veggie washes:

Spray Wash
2 cups cold tap water, ¼ cup white vinegar, 2 tbsp lemon juice1
Mix well and pour into a spray bottle.
Spray produce, let sit 2 mins.
Rinse and pat dry.

Leafy Greens Wash
Fill a clean mixing bowl with 1 part distilled white vinegar, 3 parts water, tbsp salt2
Soak for 2 mins.
Rinse and pat dry.
Cook’s Illustrated found that this wash killed 98 percent of the bacteria on food.

Berry Wash
In a clean mixing bowl add 4 cups water, 1-2 tbsp distilled white vinegar3
Soak berries for 5 mins max.
Rinse and pat dry before refrigerating.

Bulk-Washing Fruits and Veggies
Fill clean mixing bowl or sink with 3 parts room-temp* water, 1 part white vinegar4
Place room-temp fruits and veggies into wash and soak for 10 minutes
Rinse and pat or air dry.

*This is key. Room-temp water reduces shock to soft-skinned fruits/veggies, reducing the amount of water they take in.

 

Sources: 1 http://www.epicurious.com/archive/blogs/editor/2014/09/diy-fruit-vegetable-washes-store-bought.html  2 http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/food/veggie-wash   3 http://helloglow.co/diy-vegetable-wash/ 4 http://www.blenderbabes.com/blender-babes-101/blender-babes-how-to-tips/how-to-wash-fruits-vegetables-and-remove-pesticides-with-diy-homemade-recipes/