Whether you are preparing for the arrival of a new baby, gearing up for company and the holidays, or better yet, afraid the world might end and we’ll lose access to the grocery store, there’s definitely good reason for stocking your kitchen fridge, freezer, and pantry. When your kitchen is well-stocked, you might be more likely to plan meals and try new recipes [hey, you’ll have some ingredients on hand!], which are both key steps to eating healthfully.
Stocking your fridge, freezer, and pantry might seem like a daunting task, but you’ll thank me afterwards! Plus, if you cook every now and again, you should have a few of these items already on hand. Keep in mind these are not the only foods I eat or have in our house at the moment. I picked them because a. they are commonly accessible and keep long before spoiling b. they mix and match well with other foods and c. they are standby’s that are commonly used in a variety of recipes. By the way, Ted teases me and says I must think the world is ending when I do one of these big grocery-shopping trips!
Stocking Your Kitchen: Fridge Freezer and Pantry Basics
You know you’re a dietitian when grocery shopping is more fun than clothes/shoes/purse shopping! Did I miss anything? What would you add to my growing list?
I almost forgot to share a picture of my fridge, freezer, and pantry. No judging please- remember we have a 15 month old and a 3 week old at home! I’m stocked, just not organized 🙂
And yes, I’ll be shopping this weekend to update my fridge stock! It’s looking pretty empty…