Food Essentials: Fridge

Food Essentials: Fridge

Did you know that avocados and tomatoes should be ripe before refrigerating them?

Eating out might seem like an easy solution to the age-old 'What's for dinner?' conundrum but at what price? Keep your pantry, spice rack, fridge and freezer stocked with the right essentials and you'll eat healthier and save money.

Fridge Essentials

Eggs: These protein-rich gems will please even the pickiest eater. Cook them for breakfast (scrambled), lunch (boiled) or dinner (omelette).

Cheese: Cheese is high in calcium and makes everything tastier. Grate it on pita bread for a quick pizza meal or tote a few cubes to work for a protein-rich snack.

Greek Yogurt: It has twice the protein of regular yogurt and even the low-fat kind tastes sinfully rich. Mix it with fruit, granola and a drop of maple syrup for a guilt-free sweet snack.

Spinach: Eaten raw or cooked, this dark leafy green is a great source of calcium. Layer it in lasagna or add a twist to your favorite sandwich.

Carrots: These nutritional heroes are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A. Keep a tub of cut carrots on hand for snacks, grate into salads, or roast for a slightly sweet side dish.

Going for a big shop? Here's a full shopping list of all the basics you should ever need!

Tell us what essentials you stay stocked up on!

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