I promised myself I wouldn’t start this post by talking about the weather… but brrrrrrrr. Is it spring yet? I’ve had to work outside a couple times in the past week and oh my goodness… frostbite everywhere.
Since I have zero energy to come up with exciting recipes on my own this week, I decided to let you all inside my fridge. Well, let you peek inside my fridge.. hehe.
Remember that show ‘Cribs’ where you got to tour the mansions of the rich and famous? Is that show still on? Is MTV still going strong? I’m clearly out of it. My favourite part of the show was when we got to see what the celebs had stocked in their million dollar fridges. Most of them were really disappointing.. Redbull, Gatorade, water, beer. I think the key to being a celebrity is to only consume liquids (??).
Side note.. my fridge is never that bare.
The “cribs” that really impressed me were the ones that had fridges stocked with fruits, veggies, and healthy eats. Even when I was in Grade 5-8 (I think that’s when this show was popular) I recognized a good fridge when I saw one.
So moving on to my fridge. There’s no Redbull or Gatorade but we do have water and beer stocked. Does that make me an up and coming star?
We have a small fridge in our apartment. It’s probably half the size of yours, but we make it work. Here’s what we have going on the shelves…
I promise the water jug is usually full. I had just worked out and didn’t fill it after guzzling it’s contents [I usually scold Grant for not refilling it.. oops]. We get almond milk and coconut water every week at groceries and sometimes I sneak in some chocolate soy or coconut milk to have after workouts. Yum! Tofu is another fridge necessity as I go through a lot of it. We also have some fresh berries, pickles, and maple syrup in there.
The second shelf is the shelf that catches my eye every time I open the fridge. It is for that reason that I like to keep my homemade snacks and meals here to grab so I’m not spending too much time in there. This week I made Sarah’s Easy White Bean and Tomato Soup and some homemade Banana Granola. Both were/are delicious! I also cut up my veggies every week so that they are easy to grab for lunches and snacks. My nut butters, seeds, and sauces are usually found on this shelf as well. And once and awhile Grant will sneak a beer or two on here…
I like to call the bottom shelf ‘Grant’s shelf’ because this is where I put all of his meat, eggs, and beer (we share the spinach). I don’t want the meat juices accidentally spilling onto my food so I put it on the bottom. This shelf usually has lunch meat, eggs, pepperettes, beer, pork chops, etc. on it.
And now we get to the crisper. Sorry I didn’t realize how dirty my fridge was until I started this little project. Next time I’ll tidy up for you.
This is where we keep most of our glorious veggies! Ice berg lettuce for Grants sandwiches, peppers for dipping and roasting, beets for baking, apples for munching, etc etc… you get the idea. Some staples we get every week that aren’t pictured (or I haven’t mentioned yet): celery, avocados, kale, broccoli, tomatoes. Can’t get enough of all the goods!
Well I hope you enjoyed my little tour of my fridge. Maybe next time we can tackle my pantry…. eeeeeek.
So tell me:
What’s in your fridge?