Making healthy food choices can be challenging, but it’s much easier when healthy foods are the simplest thing for you to eat. Having a healthy fridge is the key to reaping the benefits of healthy eating habits. Not sure where to start? Start with an overhaul. The first step in embracing your new healthy diet is to get rid of processed foods. While you’re in there, check expiration dates and pitch anything that’s been sticking around for too long! After it’s cleared out, it’s time for a scrubbing. Your refrigerator is one of the hardest working appliances in your home—and a clean refrigerator promises to keep food fresher.
Wipe the inside with 2 tablespoons baking soda and 1 quart hot water. Rinse with a damp cloth, and then dry with a clean towel. Do not use soap or detergent, because they can leave behind a scent the food will absorb.Now you’re ready to start the stock-up. Start with these essential tips:.
Luckily, most of these are also part of the Mediterranean Diet …Opa!
Sources: RealSimple.com; Martha Stewart Living
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This is a great guide to organizing my fridge. I keep many of the healthy items on the list but it seems they get pushed to the back by other more enticing snacks. I will give this advice a try and see if I can keep my teenagers engaged in healthy eating!
Score! I have everything on the list, now if I could just convince my children to eat it all! Ever heard the phrase "there is nothing to eat in this house!!!"
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