Five Tips for a Healthier Fridge
When you’re trying to eat healthy and clean, good food usually starts at home: In your fridge. These tips can help you eat better, store food longer and stay organized and on track with your weekly meal plan.
- Store fresh fruit in the front, center of your fridge. It’ll be the first thing you see when you open the doors, and will encourage healthy snacking.
- Ditch bottled salad dressings, which can be full of preservatives, hidden sugar and artificial ingredients. Instead, make your own. For a simple salad-dressing base, mix up two parts oil and one part vinegar. Then, customize it with your favorite herbs and spices.
- Label leftovers for easy recognition. Stick a label or piece of masking tape onto bowls filled with leftovers. Mark what’s in the container, including the date that you made it.
- Wrap cheese tightly in waxed paper—not plastic wrap. Cheese needs to breathe. Wrapping it with waxed paper and securing with tape will help keep it fresher longer.
- If your fridge has an egg shelf on the door, don’t use it. The door is one of the warmest places of the fridge. It’s a great place for condiments and other less-perishable items. To keep eggs, store them on a middle shelf near the rear.
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