So you broke up with Seamless and have vowed to make your own meals more often — awesome! Just because you’re all about the “‘kale yeah’ I’m eating healthy now life,” the problem comes if you don’t pay attention to how you store your new grub. Simply put, if you aren’t careful you may be booty-calling your boy Seamless once again come spring.
So RADicals, I wanted to share these five tips on how to make over your fridge, and in the long run…your waistline.
1. Be A Jar Star
Once you’ve stocked up on veggies, healthy proteins and delicious dairy, the next step is to pull out all your mason jars and glass storage sets–basically anything clear and pretty will do. Then get your prep on boo! Prep those peppers, cut up your cucumber, have fun with your fruit (make a medley) and boil several eggs. Then store them in sections. Keep all the healthy stuff eye level and hide the cheeses, sweets and butters in your crisper. Hello out of sight out of mind.
2. Sort Your Shelves
If you’re an organized OCD neat freak like me, then take your fridge sectioning to another level by pairing foods together that you will most likely eat together. For instance, by putting your prepped fruit, next to your Greek yogurt and sliced almonds, the chances of you making a quick parfait for a snack instead of downing three 100-calorie packs is way more likely.
3. Keep A Pitcher Half Full Mentality
Actually, keep a pitcher all the way full hun. Every night fill a large glass pitcher with filtered water, some cut up fruit like oranges, or cucumbers even – then sip on that throughout the next day. Chance are that since your water is now fun you’ll have no problem meeting your daily recommended hydration levels. Hello clearer skin and less cravings.
4. Make Sure The Side Door Is Spicy
Healthy food tastes great alone but even better with healthy condiments. So stock up on delicious ingredients like salsa, exotic mustards, jarred garlic and roasted red peppers. They are all low in calories yet high in flavor so having them on hand for sauces, dips, dressings and toppings is an excellent idea RADicals.
5. Cook A Ton Then Freeze It Hun
Most people don’t know that meal staples like whole grains and beans can be frozen. I cracked this code recently and making dinner in a jiffy is all I do now. The key is to cook a ton over the weekend or when you have free time, portion it into two to three serving sizes and freeze those babies up for the future. Convenient healthy meals coming right up!