Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday Morning in the Kitchen: Refrigerator Help

What do you see when you look inside your fridge?  Maybe more importantly, what do you not see?
Last week at Weight Watchers, we discussed making our environment supportive.  My refrigerator contained lots of good, healthy food, but sometimes bags of produce would be hidden far back in the depths and forgotten.  I decided to organize, and prepare the produce ahead of time. 


Now lettuce is washed, torn, and ready for salad-making.  Carrots, radishes, bell peppers, and celery have been cut and put into clear containers.  When I open the fridge now, it is easy and convenient to grab veggies to snack on.  I sliced lemons and added them to a pitcher of water.  I do still have some bags of produce in the drawers, but I'm hoping that they won't be forgotten now. 

Do you have any tips for refrigerator organization?
Thanks for modern conveniences.


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5 comments:

  1. Ours is a jumble. It's either almost empty, except for condiments (my husband seems to collect them) and milk/cheese or it's full of little left overs and most recently bowls full of eggs (chicks are on overtime right now). Yours is beautiful!

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  2. I do believe we have the same fridge, but mine doesn't look anything like yours!
    It is true that in order for kids to snack healthy, it has to be easy for them to do so. They will not cut up a melon that is sitting on the counter, but they will pull a bowl out of the fridge and scoop some pre-cut melon out of it.
    We always take the fruit out of the plastic bags before we put them in the drawer in the fridge. It's much easier to see what is available and just grab it.

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  3. I, too, prepare my vegetables when I get home from shopping. Like you, I find it easier to eat healthier if the food is ready when I am hungry.

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  4. Your newly organized refrigerator looks very nice. I do the same thing -- get them all washed and cut up. If I don't have time for anything else, I at least get my lettuce and spinach washed, put it through the spinner & pop it in the fridge so it's nice and crisp for salads. My big issue is with avocados -- I buy them very firm, but they get soft so fast (no, they are not stored in the fridge). We love them on salads, but prefer them cut up rather than mashed!

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  5. We talked about this at my WW meeting last week too and I have yet to do it. I plan to revamp the whole fridge this weekend but meantime we're having stir-fry veggies for dinner to accompany our fish cooked in the microwave with onions, mushrooms and spray butter - yum! blessings, marlene

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