While on your journey to stop dieting and start living a healthy lifestyle, you may have seen posts on the internet listing some healthy foods to keep in your fridge.
I’m going to assume you already know to stock your refrigerator full of water, low fat milk, Greek yogurt, salad mix, and fresh fruits and veggies.
Instead, you might find these 6 unconventional healthy foods to keep in your fridge to be helpful and creative ways to battle boredom on your healthy and fitness journey!
6 Unconventional Healthy Foods to Keep in your Fridge
I am a big lover of Hormel’s Black Label pre-cooked bacon. You can get a pack of 72 slices from Sam’s Club, usually for under $10. You can’t buy uncooked bacon for that cheap!
Even better, a serving of this bacon is 4 slices, contains only 70 calories, and has 5 grams of protein! You can heat this up in about 30 seconds in the microwave or add to recipes, salads, or sandwiches.
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I once dated someone who said there was “no point to applesauce unless you are two years old or eighty.” Like a lot of other things, I believe he was wrong about that!
Unsweetened applesauce is an awesome addition to a lot of foods, from pork roasts to cakes! You can use it in place of oil in a lot of baking recipes.
The individual cups make a great portable snack you can drop in your purse or gym bag. This is also a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without having to sacrifice your daily calories.
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Whenever we cut vegetables or peel shrimp, we save the bi-products and put them in a freezer bag in the freezer. When the bag gets full, we boil the ends in water and make vegetable broth and shrimp stock. It’s a great way to get the most out of your food and save money!
After boiling, the broth gets strained and left to cool. Then, it gets placed into freezer bags to be frozen. However, we try to leave some in the refrigerator at all times for recipes. Cooking with broth is a wonderful way to add extra flavor without adding fat and calories! You can use in place of cooking oil or even boil noodles in broth.
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Broccoli slaw mix
I have never had broccoli slaw, but I love broccoli slaw mix! Broccoli slaw mix consists of matchstick-sized pieces of broccoli stalks, carrots, and cabbage.
I love to use broccoli slaw mix in summer rolls. It is also a great healthy addition to salads, burgers, stir fry, tacos, just about anything! It’s great because it usually keeps for about a week and is ready to eat straight out of the bag.
When they’re on sale, I buy veggie trays and keep them in the fridge, but most weeks I make them myself. You can buy reusable vegetable trays for practically nothing, fill with your favorite produce, and cover with cling film.
The point is to make eating healthy as convenient as possible. Try subbing potato chips out for sliced vegetables and light Greek yogurt ranch dressing.
Some great vegetables to put in your veggie tray: carrots, celery, raw squash and zucchini (my favorites!), broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, radishes, snap peas, or cucumbers.
Salsa is not just for chips! Salsa can be a great way to add flavor to foods without adding a lot of extra calories and fat. Try eating salsa on eggs, baked potatoes, fish, chicken, broccoli and more! Not gonna lie, I could pretty much eat salsa on anything.
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What healthy foods do you keep in your refrigerator? What can you not live without? Let us know in the comments section below!
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