Be Zestful’s April subscription box included flip and tumble produce bags just in time for the farmers market season. It’s a product that makes healthy living easy and fun.
While special products and tools aren't necessary for a healthy lifestyle, they can help to inspire and motivate you. These bags are one of those products. From grocery shopping to healthy living to avoiding plastic bags, they have you covered.
Convenience in a Bag
At the store, one size fits all. The flip and tumble produce bags are great for heavy items like apples as well as smaller bulk items like nuts. The simple drawstring closure secures all the items while the fine mesh material of the bag keeps the barcodes visible for an easy checkout.
At home, the bags can serve two purposes. First, they can be placed directly in the refrigerator to store the produce. Second, when you're ready to use the produce, just rinse it off right in the bag.
Once the bag is empty, simply toss it into the washing machine so it’s ready to go for your next shopping trip.
Colorful Tags for Better Health
Each of the five flip and tumble produce bags in a set has a different colored tag. Use the tags as a reminder to choose a variety of colors of produce. Not because it’s pleasing to the eye, but because it’s more nutritious.
You probably know that a healthy, well-balanced diet includes a variety of fruits and vegetables. But did you also know that a variety of colors of produce provides the most health benefits?
Each produce color contains unique components which provide unique health benefits. So, the more colorful the fruits and vegetables are in your grocery cart, the more well-rounded your diet will be.
Here’s an example of how to use the colored tags to help you choose a variety of produce:
- Red tag - tomatoes or red apples
- Yellow tag - yellow peppers or oranges
- Green tag - bulk salad greens or kiwifruit
- Purple tag - purple asparagus or plums
- Blue tag - brown pears or white onions
Flip and Tumble Produce Bags Instead of Disposable Plastic Bags
Not only are they convenient and a healthy tool, but they are reusable. This means you can stop using disposable plastic produce bags at the grocery store. Over the course of a year, you can save 260 plastic bags by using five of the reusable produce bags just once a week.
With so many great features, the flip and tumble produce bags are a great tool for yourself or for a friend.
Naomi Landry is a Registered Dietitian and blogger for Be Zestful. Any opinions expressed in the article are the author's own. The content of the blog is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease. All readers and visitors should make decisions in partnership with their health care provider.