Tuesday, January 9, 2018

What's In My Fridge (& How I Organize It!)


Good morning everyone!! I asked the other day if you guys wanted to read more health/fitness type of blog posts, and the answer was a resounding yes. If you're like me, the start of the New Year is always a great motivator to set goals and stick to them - especially goals to eat clean and get into better shape. With my wedding coming up in June, I feel even more motivated to kick things into high gear! Today I thought it would be fun to share a "What's in My Fridge" post - a lot of these items I keep stocked regularly, however it will vary slightly depending on the "menu" for the week. I try to plan out all the dinners and go grocery shopping every Sunday so that I don't have to make any mid-week grocery runs. I also pay attention to ingredients, so if I'm making turkey chili that calls for half an onion, I'll incorporate another recipe that uses onion so that I don't waste ingredients. 

Anyway, let's get on to the good stuff! :)

*Side note: I forgot to hit publish on this post yesterday, MY APOLOGIES that it's going up so late!*


The above picture is a view of my fridge right when you open the door!


The top shelf is reserved for drinks - I always keep a few bottles of wine, La Croix (I'm really into the "berry" flavor right now!!) coconut water, and milk. Right now I'm trying to lessen my dairy intake so I've been making my morning latte with almond milk - I get the Blue Diamond unsweetened "vanilla" flavor. 

These wine holders are really helpful for stacking wine bottles and helping to create more space in your fridge, as well as this soda can organizer. I also like the soda can organizer because it's clear, and you can tell exactly how many cans you have left!


The second and third shelves I like to keep stocked with TONS of pre-cut and pre-washed fruit and veggies, so whenever I get hungry for a snack I really have no excuse but to eat them (rather than reach for junk food!). Some of these are for snacking, while others are needed for dinner recipes for the week. If I'm feeling motivated after grocery shopping, it really helps to go ahead and wash and cut up your vegetables and put them in tupperware. It makes dinner-prep SO much faster and easier. Lowe's Foods is a local grocery store that offers a lot of veggies already chopped and ready to go, so I pick up those when I can!


I keep eggs stocked in this clear egg holder at all times - I LOVE hard-boiled eggs, scrambled eggs, omelets and I also use them to make my 3-ingredient pancakes :) I try to buy organic, free-range eggs whenever possible.


I keep this fridge bin in the fridge specifically for meat - it makes it really easy to see what I already have or need to buy. I eat a lot of chicken so I'm always buying organic, air-chilled chicken breasts. I also love these Al Fresco chicken meatballs (I eat them with zucchini noodles and pasta sauce!). They are also boy-approved because Chris ate them and loved them too!


Also on the same shelf - Oikos Greek yogurt! Chris told me that this Greek yogurt has the most protein and is the best for you, so I started buying it - they do have a TON of protein! I've been eating them as a post-workout snack. 


The three bottom drawers are pretty boring - the top one I use for cheese and the bottom two are for whole fruits and vegetables. I love having lemons on hand to make hot lemon water as a detox! 



I feel like everyone's side door on their refrigerator gets a little chaotic, but I do my best to keep it at least a little organized. We have a neat drink rack in the fridge so I like to keep Pellegrino's there - they are a great alternative to soda, although I usually reach for a La Croix if I want something carbonated but healthy! 

You'll also notice that I keep a huge container of Chobani plain Greek yogurt in the fridge. I make a lot of soups, chilis and Mexican meals and I ALWAYS add plain Greek yogurt on top instead of sour cream! It's much healthier and it tastes identical to me :) Plain Greek yogurt is also great to have in the fridge because you can easily pair it with fresh berries and some granola for breakfast. 


 And finally - more Oikos Greek yogurt and Fiji waters! This might sound weird but I swear that Fiji water is the best tasting bottled water out there. I live for it! I will not buy any other brand from the grocery store hahah! I try to drink filtered water from our refrigerator when I'm at home, but bottled water is great to have on hand when you're running out the door (especially when I'm headed to a workout class!).

I'm linking up some of my fridge organizers in the widget below. Let me know if you have any questions! I'm planning to do a "What I Eat in a Day" post soon so let me know in the comments if I should! :)

xoxo

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53 comments:

  1. I love taking a peak into other people's fridges! It's like a peak into their world. I always find so many new things to try, for example I had no idea you could buy pre-packaged meatballs! This also makes me crave coconut water, I haven't had that in my fridge for so long.

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  2. Your fridge is absolutely well organised!
    With love, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  3. I have an obsession with Whats in My Fridge YT videos, and how you organise yours is actual goals! I wish mine was organised even a tenth of how well yours is Cait!

    Happy Tuesday!
    Michael
    https://www.mileinmyglasses.com

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  4. I would love to see your menu plan for the week. Your blog is always enjoyable thanks!

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  5. Great organization! Are the cut vegetables in glass containers? And, where did you get them?

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    1. I am interested in the containers in the fridge too for the fresh veggies and such.

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    2. I've had these containers in the past and found that in a short amount of time they are no longer airtight :(.

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    3. There oxo containers. I love them!

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  6. This was really fun to read. I have hearts in my eyes for how clean and organized everything is. Have you ever bought free range/pastured eggs directly from a farm? They knock the socks off even the best you can find in the store. Deep orange yolks packed with nutrients and unbelievable flavor.

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  7. I totally agree about using greek yogurt vs. sour cream! We haven't bought sour cream in over a year because we like using plain Greek Yogurt so much more!

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  8. Great post!! Can't wait to see a the what I eat in a day post.. Also a post on how you plan your dinners/what you plan would he amazing! Meal planning is always so hard for me!

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  9. I am so amazed how organized your fridge is!! I definitely need to organize mine!

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  10. This is such a great post - love the org tips!

    xx,
    Lauren
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  11. Great organization! I would love to see your daily meals post!

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  12. SUCH a beautiful fridge! Where did you get the small sealed containers that you put the fruits and veggies in?

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  13. So beautiful!! I love all of the clear bins! And don't you just love that Oikos Triple Zero? I'm OBSESSED with the Banana Creme because it tastes exactly like a dessert!

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  14. This is such a great and inspiring post! You have a well and such a healthy stacked up fridge!

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  15. Nice post! x

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  16. Great post, and those leggings and sneakers are so cute!

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  17. Caitlin, this post gives me LIFE!!! My kitchen is the first thing I'm organizing for the new year because of your pantry post and it's funny that your published this post today because I was wondering how to get my fridge way more organized. Great timing! x

    She Sweats Diamonds

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  18. I love how organized your fridge is!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com

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  19. I seriously love seeing posts like this. It totally inspires me to organize my fridge, but it gets a little tricky when you have roommates! Would you do one on your pantry, please?!

    Emma | Seeking the South

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  20. Great post. I like to see what’s in other people’s fridges. Your fridge looks so organized. I’ve also been loving the La Crioux berry flavored seltzer water. I keep buying it! Where did you get your resealable containers from? I would also love to see What I eat in a day :)

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  21. Yes on the Fiji water!!!! It's has a neutral ph level so it doesn't damage your teeth either!!!

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  22. Your fridge is SO organized! My fiance is the cooker/cleaner and I'm now thinking of buying him some fridge containers for our anniversay! I know, fridge containers for a man's gift? Trust me, my fiance is sort of a kitchen nerd. He'll be so excited. I just love the entire 'clear and clean' look. PLUS I hate wiping down the fridge shelves so it'll be a plus on my behalf.

    P.S, I heard dairy on the fridge door is bad? Sort of makes the products go bad faster. Any facts on that?

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  23. Ahh I love little peeks into others' lives like this, so thanks for sharing!!

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  24. I love this! It's great to see more health and fitness posts - you're super duper healthy so I think we all want to know your secrets! I love how organised your fridge is, definite inspiration.

    Your newest breakfast obsession is easy, delicious and gourmet! Check out my newest post now... Blush & Bordeaux

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  25. I would love to see a post on what you eat in a day!

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  26. I love this! The storage containers are sooo smart! I adore those leggings, too! SO cute!
    xxoo
    Mary
    www.BelleOnTrend.com

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  27. Where are all your food storage containers from? I didn’t see those listed below

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  28. Everything about your fridge is perfect! I love your blog! I look forward to your future posts.

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  29. Hi Caitlin!
    Love the post. You are awe-inspiring! :) Odd question, where did you find the salad dressings? They look yummy and I am on the lookout for healthy alternatives. Are they from Whole Foods or a reg. grocery store? A hard YES, on the menu planning! :) TIA

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  31. The dressing containers are cute and flavors sound good! Where do you buy those? :-)

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  32. very interesting and in what store you buy that avocado and cucumbers simply dressed?
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  33. This is a dream refrigerator! So organized and so healthy! Definitely inspired!

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  34. Your refrigerator looks so pretty and organized. It has me wanting to clean mine out and fill it with all the yummy, healthy things you have! Can't wait for your 'what you eat in a day' post!

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  35. I totally agree with you about the Fiji water!!! My daughter and I have Fiji water with us at all times. The men in our house know it's OFF LIMITS. (haha)

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  36. So organized! This is goals!

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  37. Loved this! Good thoughts and good ideas for organizing :) Also, would love to read a "what I eat in a day" post!

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  38. Awesome! I'm always looking for inspiration for organization and food ideas.

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  39. I love how organized everything is!

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  40. I loved this post! Your fridge is so beautiful and it's definitely motivating me to reorganize mine. I also love La Croix! Have you tried the key lime flavor? I've only been able to find it at Target, but it is seriously amazing. Way better than the regular lime flavor! Otherwise berry is one of my favorites, too! Thanks for the Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, tip! I'm definitely going to give it a try! :)

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  41. I LOVED THIS POST!! Maybe you can share your weekly meal plan and some healthy recipes soon!
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    Lindsay
    ImDoneBeingSelfish.com

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  42. Definitely interested in the "What I Eat in a Day" post! I'm always looking for more meal and snack ideas!

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  43. That's one healthy fridge! Thanks for sharing <3

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  44. This is my fridge goals! It is such a good idea to put everything in Tupperware. I love organization tips and inside looks into other peoples homes for inspiration ideas.

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  45. Oh my gosh- your fridge is so organized! I love the idea of using clear storage containers to keep everything organized!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com 

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  46. Can you do a post about how you meal plan?

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