I toss in whole leaves of lettuce but cut large chunks of other things. Parsley, cilantro and kale go in whole too. Since I only have Timothy at the moment I don't have to worry about veggie theft. He's also really great about eating whole grape tomatoes, in the past I've had pigs (well, Gavin) who would refuse to eat anything that was not cut open.
- We miss our sweet Oreo
I buy a lot of mixed field green's at Sam's and since they're baby leaves, they're usually the right size and don't require further work. It makes life simpler. I will rip some lettuces into smaller pieces and some I won't. Other fruits and veggies, except for baby carrots which are an occasional treat, get sliced or cubed into piggy-sized pieces.
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I buy several kinds of greens, bring them home, chop them, rinse them, spin dry them, then mix all into a big tupperware bowl or bowls. Lola and Nutmeg get a "handful" of the mix twice a day. It's fun to watch them root around their bowls to find just the right piece of lettuce or parsley or kale or whatever to munch first.
Nutmeg is, well, a pig--she gobbles her portion down just as fast as she can. She still hasn't learned that the "hand" won't take away the "bowl" and that more food always shows up. Lola, however, is a grazer--nibbles all day. Sometimes I think it is just to torment Nutmeg--like Lola can say "nanny nanny boo boo--I still have veggies and you don't"! That's why they are neighbors and not roomies.