Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My HEALTHY refrigerator

Do you find that if you go to the grocery store and buy candy, chips, soda, and ice cream.....you will eat candy, chips, soda, and ice cream. But if you go to the store and buy fruits, veggies, water, and lean meats....you will eat fruit, veggies, water, and lean meats.

I went grocery shopping today and bought only healthy but oh so yummy foods...This will get eaten all week and we will enjoy every bite.

You can see in the above photo that I have washed all of the fruits and vegetables that can be picked on throughout the week. I put them into very inexpensive storage containers from the Dollar Store. By having it all prepped, it is more apt to get eaten.

In addition, having 3 kids and many sports we don't get home until 8:00 everynight. Yes, it would be easy to throw a hot dog on the grill, make some mac and cheese, or throw a frozen pizza in the oven rather than coming home to preparing a healthy meal. To ease this burden, just prepare your meals earlier in the day. Then all you have to do when you get home is cook them.

The drinks in our house are Skim milk, water, orange juice, and fruit juice combined with seltzer water. Personally I only drink the water and use the milk in my ceral. I do not like the extra calories or sugar from fruit juices. The kids are so active and their metabolisms are great so they don't have as much to worry about. So, they will have a glass of orange juice with their breakfast. They combine the fruit juice with seltzer water to elimate some of the sugar plus they really like the taste. The bottom drawer of our fridge is always filled with accessible water bottles. They are easy enough to grab on the go.

The next shelf shows chicken shish kabobs that I have prepared for tomorrow nights dinner. They will marinate over night in a lite Italian dressing. In addition I have my low fat yougurts and cottage cheese. I love to add granola and fresh fruit to the yogurt for a quick and easy snack.  There are also sugar free jellos that are a great no fat snack.  Scallops are in a container waiting to be prepped for another dinner.

Yummy salmon is waiting to be grilled. A salad is all ready to go for dinner tonight.  It consists of red lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes, and grilled chicken.  Eggs perfect for low fat omelots using the egg whites and a yellow or two.  A low fat yougurt veggie dip is perfect for the kids to use for all of the veggies I have cut up in containers.

The bottom shelf has all of the prepped fruits and veggies. In addition, there is some ground chicken I will probably use to make chicken meatballs. In the back are flavored waters everyone will love and are obviously so much better than grabbing a soda.

My vegetable drawer is filled with all fresh foods. Although canned and frozen vegetables can be more convenient at times, they do not reap the healthy nature of fresh vegetables. Next time you use a can of vegetables, check out the sodium content that has been added. It's not such a great number.

Now I will admit, my refrigerator does not always look this good. Of course we always make things look perfect for a "photo shoot"!

Take care,


  1. You've certainly inspired me! Your food looks delicious! :)

    Have a great day.

  2. Wow! That's healthy eating! Good for you. I too, avoid the junk food aisle but I have to have my ice cream! :-) ~ Pamela

  3. Your fridge looks so yummy and right after I finish eating this dish of cheese cake I am going grocery shopping for something low fat;) lol No, really I am sooo on a diet:)Thanks for a great post. I think I will put my veggies and fruits cut up in containers.
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  4. mmmm, I want to have dinner at your house!

  5. oooh i love salmon!!! when are you cooking for me?
    i am still not getting your feed in my google reader- argh! so if i am not commenting over here that is why- i use the reader to read my blogs!


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