Stocking the refrigerator for healthy eating and meal preparation is another step in saving you time and money. Think about quick snacks like vegetables and hummus, Greek yogurt and fruit, apples and nut butter, and so on.
The following list will help get you started.
- Lowfat plain Greek Yogurt
- Lowfat Sour Cream
- Lowfat Milk
- Fresh fruit and vegetables (see guidelines below)
It is expensive and unnecessaryto buy all organic fruits and vegetables. When stocking your healthy fridge, go organic on the dirty dozen (the 12 most contaminated produce items). Go conventional on the least contaminated produce and decide on the other items you want to purchase as your budget allows.
Dirty Dozen (buy organic):
- Sweet Bell Peppers
- Spinach, Kale, Collard Greens
Clean 16 – Least Contaminated (buy conventional):
- Sweet Corn (Frozen)
- Sweet Peas (Frozen)
- Kiwi Fruit
- Sweet potatoes