Day 13: What’s in Your Fridge?

DenaNovember 13, 2013


We’ve always got a few staples in our fridge, namely eggs (cage free/natural or organic); almond milk; and bread. We usually have some vegetables & salad-makings, too and some kind of meat for Matthew. A lot of our produce is not in the fridge though. I always keep onions and potatoes in hanging baskets over the sink and I keep fruit in bowls on the counter. We always have organic bananas and at the moment, we’ve got organic red grapes, too. The pantry and freezer tend to be more full than the fridge. In the pantry I keep lots of grains (white rice, brown rice, quinoa, spelt, and pasta); canned beans (white, black, chick peas, and kidney beans); and sauces. In the freezer I always keep organic frozen berries (for smoothies), easy frozen meals from Trader Joe’s, and frozen vegetables.

I didn’t do any cleaning up of the fridge before I took the snaps above. (Hence the spent onion peels in the veggie drawers…) What we have in the fridge and freezer at the moment:

 sourdough bread
 shredded mozzarella
 chicken breasts
 lots of kale
 almond milk
 organic tofu
 dog food
 orange juice
 organic applesauce
 organic butter
 sparkling water
 organic vegetable stock
 beer & wine
 lots of junky condiments that we rarely use
 seafood blend
 organic brown rice
 organic berries
 organic peas
 tater tots
 onion rings
 spinach polenta

It’s really not terribly exciting. The main thing that I would like to point out is the fact that I try to buy/prepare whole foods. If I come across a product that has a bunch of ingredients on it that I do not recognize (aka processed crap), I don’t or very rarely buy it! I feel extremely strongly about the horrible, processed “Standard American Diet” (SAD) and the importance of whole foods. I also try to buy organic whenever possible. Yes, it is more expensive, but I truly believe in the philosophy of “pay now or pay later.” I plan to write much more on this topic soon.

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Comments (3)

  • Kay

    November 13, 2013 at 9:30 am

    My fridge was so empty while I wrote mine! I never realized how many condiments I have that I barely ever use, it’s crazy!

  • Suzy

    November 13, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    I may not buy all organic, but I do try to buy whole foods or foods that aren’t too proceeded. You’ll rarely see any high fructose sugar or foods with dyes. What would do we without Trader Joes? I love their frozen meals!

    Sam’s food on the other hand is all organic. I hope to keep that up as much as I can…it will be hard once he’s older at day care and he’s eating real foods. At least they are good with their foods and doesn’t seem like too many proceeded foods.

  • Scott

    November 14, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Fridge – Water, Milk, Iced Tea, Leftovers, Sauce, Yogurts, Eggs, Wine, Soda, Bread, Cheese, Turkey, Tuna, Grapes, Beer, Whipped Cream, Cherries, Capri-Sun, Hi-C, Butter, Salad Dressings, Fudge, Mayo, Lemon Juice, Ketchup, Mustard, BBQ Sauce, Jelly

    Freezer – Ice Cubes, Chicken Nuggets, Bread, Pizza, Ice Cream, French Fries, Meatballs, Frozen Veggies, Lemon Italian Ice, IcePacks, IcePops, Ground Beef, Waffles

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