I love eating fresh fruit and vegetables just about as much as I love serving them to my family.
However, I frequently buy fruit and vegetables, put them in the drawers at the bottom of my fridge, and then completely forget that they are there. When I do actually remember and go to use them, it's always in a pinch, when I'm ready to serve a meal or a snack.
One tip that REALLY helps me out is to wash, sort, and prepare my fruits and veggies in advance, as soon as I get them home from the grocery store.
Typically, my routine is to clean the sink before I go to the store. That way, when I get home, I can fill the sink up with water, a cup or two of vinegar (depending on how much water is in the sink) and my fruits/veggies. I then leave the fruits and veggies to soak for a little while as I'm putting away the groceries.
After they've had a little time to soak, I rinse them with fresh water. Then I do some on the spot prep. With something like grapes, I immediately take them off of the stem and put into bowls for quick access. Broccoli gets cut into small pieces to be steamed later. Strawberries have the leaves pulled out/pitted. And so on and so on.
That way, when I'm looking in the fridge for little man's lunch, it just takes a quick grab of a handful of grapes to set on his plate.
This tip saves time as you're not preparing your produce in small portions each time- it's already done for you. It also saves money in that you're not buying a special wash- just vinegar. It also saves money because- if you're anything like I am- you don't waste as much food.
Just a quick note though, make sure that you wash your sink AFTER you soak your produce as well. The vinegar removes almost all of the bacteria on your food, and you want to make sure that bacteria isn't being left in your sink!