Please tell me you’ve all seen MTV’s Cribs. I can’t say I particularly enjoyed that show, but because of it, I have seen the inside of many famous people’s fridges. Also, I know where the magic happens.
Upon arriving in Oberlin one of the first things I did was go grocery shopping. So I thought I would share with you what’s in my fridge á la Cribs. Enjoy!
There’s just no way my fridge wouldn’t feature Diet Coke. I keep saying I’m going to kick the habit, but the habit keeps winning. On a healthier note, to the left of the Diet Coke is all natural salsa.
In this picture you see sliced turkey breast, yogurt, eggs, and shredded mozzarella cheese. As a [broke] college student I can definitely relate to the trouble of eating healthy on a budget. It can be done though! Since I have a meal plan, I usually only eat meat at the dining hall. This saves me money since meat is usually pricier than other food items. I also buy generic whenever possible. Normally I buy the big containers of yogurt rather than the single serve because they are a better deal, but the grocery store was all out of the kind I like! Eggs=inexpensive, healthy source of protein. Cottage cheese is another great inexpensive protein.
As for produce, organic and locally grown are ideal, but usually not feasible for me. Eating healthy is about doing what you can, not about being perfect. In this picture you see strawberries, apples, carrots, shredded lettuce, and blueberries. Carrots dipped in salsa is my new favorite healthy snack.
Honestly, the most expensive food item I bought at the grocery store was this 1/2 gallon of ice cream ringing in at $3.88. I love ice cream, and I totally recommend the slow churned Samoas flavor. It’s so good, but unfortunately, it is only available this time of year when girl scout cookies are being sold. Edy’s, if you are reading this, PLEASE start carrying this ice cream year round!!! Healthy eating is about satisfying cravings when you want a treat, but fueling your body with the wholesome foods it needs the majority of the time. Once again, it’s not about being perfect. Also featured is some whole wheat bread. Complex carbohydrates are your friend!
Yes, these pitas get their very own photo because they are just that amazing. I am absolutely in love with these. And the fact that they contain flax and tons of whole grains is just an added bonus.
This is one shelf of my cupboard. Staples include oats, beans, pizza sauce, rice, and whole wheat pasta. Also featured is a cilantro sauce I am planning to use for my own mock Chipotle creation, cocoa powder, and whole wheat pancake mix.
What food product is an absolute staple at your house?