I love reading blog posts and watching YouTube videos about food, so today I thought I would share with you “what is in my fridge.”
I would like to say that I meal prep every Sunday and have a clean and full fridge each week, but I’m not perfect. No my fridge doesn’t always looks this great and no, I don’t always have the motivation to meal prep. But when I do meal prep and my fridge is clean and organized, it feels so good!
I usually do my grocery shopping after work on Saturday afternoon. Even if we have plans that evening, I try to at least wash and prep all my fruits and veggies. All I do is place all of my produce in the sink (sometimes I have to do it twice, depending on how much I bought), add about 1 cup of vinegar and top it off with cold water. Vinegar works as a disinfectant which is why I started washing my produce this way. I usually let it sit for about 20 minutes before emptying the sink and rinsing off the fruits/veggies.
While I’m waiting, I usually chop, wash and spin my romaine lettuce. I’ve been buying 6-packs of romaine hearts at Costco for $4.49. Such a good deal! I find that if I don’t prep a big salad to use for dinners during the week, we won’t eat salad at all and the lettuce will go bad – so I’ve been trying to do this every weekend.
This week I also prepped a big batch of soup for my lunches for the week. I found the recipe here: http://pinchofyum.com/the-best-detox-crockpot-lentil-soup
I started it pretty late in the day so I ended up transferring it all to a pot and simmering it in the stove to finish the cooking process.
Here are a few close ups of my fridge. The food we have at the moment is pretty typical for us. Our pantry is also full of cereals, lunch snacks, extra condiments, etc.
Staples in our fridge: garlic butter (back left corner, sour cream, chip dip (for my hubby), and yogurt for breakfast. On the shelf below, feta (which we always have in the fridge!), some clean radishes ready to put on our salad (I don’t like pre-chopping them because I find that the flavour gets to be too strong), and always eggs.
Above is the left door of our fridge. Typically I always keep a variety of salad dressings so we have options during the week. I also have a homemade balsamic that I make often because it’s super yummy and so easy! All I do is whisk together: 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar, 1/2 cup olive oil, 3 tbsp. Dijon mustard, 3 tbsp. honey and salt and pepper to taste! Easy peasy!
On the right door of the fridge I keep: butter, bacon fat, and the rest of the condiments that we use regularly.
I keep our veggies in the left crisper drawer, and our fruit in the right one.
The bottom drawer is where I keep all of our cheese and lunch meat.
I’ve been organizing my fridge this way for a long time now. I find that it keeps everything fresh and everything is easy to find!
Let me know if you have any tips or tricks that help you stay organized!
Here’s a quick look at my breakfast/lunch for Monday!
I always have coffee and I also made a protein shake for breakfast that had: kale, plain yogurt, unsweetened almond milk, approximately half a banana (frozen) and a scoop of chocolate protein powder. Right now I have this protein powder from Costco: https://www.costco.ca/Kaizen-Naturals-Chocolate-Whey-Protein-Isolate.product.100305821.html
For lunch I have the detox lentil soup, carrots & celery, Skinny Pop and an apple.
Hope you have a wonderful week!