When we're hungry, it's natural to open the fridge and just grab the first convenient food you see. If your goal is to lose weight and eat healthier, then it's finally time to set yourself up for success. The way to start is by completely clearing out and organizing your fridge. Here's how to organize your fridge to eat healthier!
Prep Your Fruit & Veggies
When we go food shopping, we tend to throw all out fruits and vegetables in the bottom drawers of our fridge and only take them out when we feel like eating them. If you actually wash, chop, and package them though, you're more inclined to eat healthier. As soon as you get home with fruit, automatically rinse them, pat dry, and arrange them in storage containers in the front of your fridge. The colors will catch your eyes when you're craving something sweet, and the hard work is already done for you. The same goes for vegetables. Clean and trim them, then place them in easy-to-grab bags. This is prime for making salads and packed lunches or snacks.
Try Low-Fat Dairy & Lean Protein
We all love our cheese, but your cheese drawer and top shelf deserve a makeover. Instead of filling the drawer with processed sliced cheese and salami, opt for low-fat cheeses, part-skim cheese sticks, and Greek yogurt. We also have a delicious cashew milk and cheese recipe you'll LOVE! Besides switching your dairy, you should also pump up your lean protein intake. Say goodbye to processed meats such as your beloved bacon, cold cuts, and sausage. Replace these with eggs, tofu, and chicken, and you'll be well on your way to eating healthier already.
Pre-Cook Whole Grains & Clean Condiments
Waiting for brown rice to cook can be the most tiring activity of your day. Save yourself the time and energy by making your whole grains ahead of time. It holds beautifully in the fridge with a lid, and all you need to do is add a splash of water and microwave it to have a meal in minutes. In addition to cooking and preparing your food correctly, you should also organize the condiments in your fridge. Get rid of sticky bottles and jars on your fridge door that are expired or full of unhealthy fats. Then do some shopping and replace them with fresh and flavorful options, such as hummus, pesto, and salsa.