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.
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.
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