Think Capsule Fridge!
I once dated a guy who only had assorted jams in his fridge. Seems odd, right? He must have eaten out for every meal. I assume or he was on a very strict jam only diet. Dinning out for every meal gets expensive. If I am to follow the advice of my parents, which includes saving money and not abusing those plastic spending cards, than I knew I needed to keep some food in my apartments fridge. Here are the top 5 foods for any hungry millennial to keep in their fridge.
Eggs, free-range and/or organic
The whole egg contains a ton of vitamins such as B12, B2, and vitamin A. They are packed with protein. All for only roughly 80 calories. You can boil em’, fry em’ and poach em’. They are part of almost every recipe for baking. Who doesn’t adore making brownies at 1am? And, when you come home from an incredibly stressful day at the office (the one you aren’t paid enough to go to) you can whip up a dinner ultra-quickly.
Organic Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter is rich with healthy monounsaturated
fat, which makes it filling and satisfying. In my darkest hours, a spoonful of
this creamy-dreamy stuff can turn my world upside down. Obviously, it is
delightful solo, but it pairs nicely with fruit, bread, and can be added into
smoothies. Make sure to purchase one with low sugar and sodium. That way you
don’t feel too guilty about eating spoonfuls of it while you binge watch
If you are avoiding carbs, you might want to skip this one. Instead, replace with sadness. Bread is nice to come home to after a long day. You can put both eggs and peanut butter on it, or eat it plain. It can be toasted or eaten soft. My partner’s mother informed me recently that you can freeze bread. That means, you’ll never have to worry about it molding. Thaw the amount you need, as you go.
Let’s be real, you are not going to go to the grocery store or farmers market weekly to purchase fresh vegetables. Tons of organic brands can be purchased in the frozen section of any of our Upper Valley grocery stores, including Cascadian Farms Organic. These can be stored in the freezer and used whenever needed. They come in a ton of varieties, green beans, peas, and butternut squash to name a few.
It comes in tons of flavors from garlic to chipotle. This stuff can live in your fridge for over a month! You can eat it with eggs, crackers, or baby carrots. Use it as a spread on toast or sandwiches. Turkey hummus sandwiches are easy, but seem like a selection from a hip café. It’s high in protein and completely vegan, made almost completely out of chickpeas.
If you notice that many of these foods can be paired together, that’s no mistake. I like to keep a barebones philosophy on eating at home. Things that require no excess work and can be matched in countless ways. You know how capsule wardrobes are super trendy right now, think capsule fridge.
I am a fridge work-in-progress, so please comment what you’d add below!