How to organize your fridge to eat healthier
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First things first: It's hard to detox your body when your fridge is full of holiday leftovers. Take everything out and throw out expired items. Consider donating food you won't use, or throw a party to use it all up. Once you have emptied the refrigerator, clean it thoroughly. Only leave the items that will support your healthy lifestyle.
Invest in transparent containers
Keep fruits, vegetables, and all your healthy treats visible in clear, organized containers. These are perfect for meal prep, canned vegetables, and individual yogurt containers. A clear container set is an easy investment with a big payoff.
Wash and cut food
One of the most challenging parts of eating a healthy diet is the time and preparation work. It's much easier to sit down and inhale an entire bag of doritos than it is to look in the fridge, pick out a snack, and then wash and chop it. Set yourself up for success by spending an hour a week on meal prep.
Organize a healthy snack drawer
Now that you've prepared your produce and organized it into clear containers, use one of those produce drawers as a healthy snack drawer. Lay out individual bags of berries, grapes, trail mix, baby carrots and celery.
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Prepare breakfast to go
Breakfast is getting a makeover with your new healthy refrigerator organization. Prepare breakfast foods like overnight oats and glasses of fruit salad for you and your family to grab on the way out the door. Keep them in a specific drawer or in a transparent container for everyone to locate them.
Have a pitcher of water at eye level
How many times have you found yourself staring at an open refrigerator with no idea what to choose? For many of us, thirst can feel like hunger, so help your body tell the difference by choosing water first. Keep a pitcher of infused water at eye level so you're always more likely to hydrate before snacking.
Place prepared meals on the bottom shelf
Trying to figure out what to make for dinner after a tiring day can be difficult. Designate a shelf in your refrigerator for easy-to-prepare meals and leftovers. Spend some time meal prepping over the weekend so you have plenty of cooked grains, easy soups, and fresh produce ready for even the busiest night of the week.
Stock up on quick protein for lunches
When you stock your salad bar shelf in your healthy fridge, be sure to add a section for prepared protein options like grilled chicken breast, hard-boiled eggs, rinsed beans, and cooked quinoa. This will make it much easier to pack your lunch and make it through the day.@worldwide