A Peek Inside My Fridge

June 14, 2014

I guess I’m a little bit of a snoopy person, or as I would prefer to think about it, I’m just naturally curious. I’m endlessly fascinated with what people eat for breakfast, what they buy at the grocery store and what the inside of their fridge looks like. There aren’t many things that truly gross me out, but one of the things that gets me every time is a fridge that is bursting to the seams with food. I’m sorry if you fall into that category, but the idea that there is food in the back of a fridge that may be expired or rotting or kept at less than ideal conditions just gets me every time.

That said, our fridge is always operating at lean as possible while still having everything we need for the week. With the exception of eggs, milk, yogurt and butter (which, as you know, we buy in bulk at Costco most of the time) we usually only have just enough food to get us through the week. I’m not super Type A in all things, but I certainly am in this manner.

So what’s in our fridge? Let’s dive in!

Top Shelf
Greek Yogurt: Joe prefers Greek yogurt with fruit while I favor plain Greek yogurt so we stock up on both types.
Eggs: As I mentioned in my last post, I buy cage-free, organic eggs from Costco in bulk.
Fresh Berries: We usually have one or two types of fresh berries on hand. These organic raspberries are from Costco.

Second Shelf
Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread: For lunches throughout the week for Joe and toast for breakfast
Jumbo Costco Container of Sabra Hummus: We go through hummus like crazy!
Guacamole Packs: These don’t last long at our house, either. I love guacamole with my sweet potatoes and on salads.
Meatloaf: Sometimes I bring home food leftovers from projects at work. This meatloaf will make quick meals for Joe this week.

Third Shelf
Mini Sweet Peppers: These are so easy to toss onto salads or use as dippers with hummus, guacamole or salsa.
Organic Hearts of Romaine Lettuce: We usually have two bags of lettuce for the week. I love large salads for lunch so it doesn’t last long.

Fourth Shelf
Organic Whole Milk: We switched to whole milk a while back and I love it! It feels like a treat every time I put it in my coffee, which is usually the only time I drink milk.
Almond Milk: For smoothies and oatmeal.
Burger Buns: White bread! My hubby prefers white bread for his burgers and I can’t say I blame him. Sometimes classic is best.

Produce Drawer (not pictured)
Costco-Sized Bag of Green Beans
2 bunches of kale
4 zucchini
Bag of celery
2 heads of broccoli

Beer Drawer (also not pictured)
Yes, Joe gets a whole drawer for beer. And most of the time that drawer is totally stuffed!

What’s your fridge style? Do you stuff your fridge to the max or keep it lean and streamlined? I’m guessing that once we have kids it may be a little harder to keep our fridge this organized, but for now I love having it all in order.Ā 





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  • Reply Kristin June 15, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    I agree with the overcrowded fridge: especially the thought of a million condiments on the door. I generally only buy enough for a week also because otherwise produce will not get eaten/used. Do you meal plan?

  • Reply Lauren Santay June 16, 2014 at 2:13 am

    My fridge is definitely fuller than this. In my defense I portion out lunches for myself and my husband so the containers take up a lot of space. I’m happy to know we aren’t the only ones with a beer drawer lol

  • Reply Cindy Germann June 16, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I’m glad I’m not the only one fascinated by things like the contents of a refrigerator! We operate on the lean-fridge model, too. Wasting food makes me absolutely sick, but it happened this week. We had to toss a bag of asparagus when our week got flipped around and we ended up cooking at home just one or two nights. I hate that!

    We don’t have a beer drawer, but we do have a drawer of sparkling water right now, which is Nick’s current obsession.

  • Reply Laura Britton June 17, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Your fridge is amazing! It looks so clean and easy to find things. You have inspired me to go clean mine out of all the junk that’s been sitting there for a long time…

  • Reply Urban Wife June 17, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Don’t let the having kids thing make you think it can’t be that organized. šŸ˜‰ I’ve still found a way to keep ours streamlined and clean – it’s the one thing that *has* to be clean. It looks pretty lean since we also only buy things we will eat in 1 week…for us, it helps prevent wasted food especially produce. My husband has a beer (and wine for me!) shelf as well. šŸ˜‰

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