Fridge space is sacred around here.
Our refrigerator is packed to the brim at all times. I am one of those weirdos who actually get anxiety when there isn’t enough food on hand (especially when it’s one of my favorite products). I am also one of those odd ones who keeps everything in the fridge. Even things that aren’t supposed to be in there, I add (like granolas for extra crunchiness).
I don’t organize our fridge in any special way. And it is by no means even that organized. It is REAL and what works for us. I know there are some people who say to store meat on bottom, veggies on top, or whatever it is supposed to be. I personally get overwhelmed following that and focus on fitting everything where it makes sense to me, and of course where it fits best to maximize space.
Today I am walking you guys through my absolute staples in our fridge. What we have on hand 99% of the time and staples that I cannot live without. A question I get most often is “where do you grocery shop?”. It is a mix of online ordering and grocery stores (nothing fancy!). I find Trader Joe’s has great prices and good veggies but their apple selection stinks! I like Whole Foods for my apples and anything else I cannot find at Trader Joe’s. I also go to a small grocery store in Hoboken called Basic Foods, which has amazing prices.
- organic leafy greens (i love arugula, spinach and romaine the most)
- organic brussels sprouts
- organic zucchinis
- organic carrots
- organic onion
- organic broccoli
- organic sweet potatoes (those japanese ones are my favorite)
- squash (butternut, acorn or spaghetti)
- organic apples
- bananas (they stay fresh longer in fridge)
- avocados (these also stay fresh longer in fridge
- organic berries (we get these
- perfect bars (whole foods, trader joe’s and online! my favorites are peanut butter, chocolate chip peanut butter, maple almond and the walnut brownie)
- elemental superfood bars
- eating evolved chocolate (you can find in some Whole Foods or online – code rachLcoconutcups for free chocolate with orders)
- hu kitchen chocolate (you can find in most Whole Foods or online)
- crackers (i love both these and these )
- grain-free granola (i love this, this and this one)
- grain-based granola (i love this, this, this, and this one)
- non-dairy yogurt (anything with quality ingredients and low sugar)
- brekki overnight oats (these are available in some whole foods and also online, code RACHL for 10% off!)
- nut milk
- Spindrift (find it at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, many retailers!) my favorite sparkling water sweetened with REAL fruit!
- REBBL (available at Whole Foods)
- Bonafide Provisions Bone Broth (this is in all Whole Foods)
- kombucha (Trader Joe’s has it too!!)
- spicy lemonades (I love this one – and it’s sold in Whole Foods)
- pasture-raised eggs
- grass-fed meats, chicken, bacon (we order from butcher box – use this link for $15 off, free bacon and free shipping on first orders)
- wild salmon
- ZÜPA NOMA soups and shots (you can find this in Whole Foods or order online, code RACHL for 15% off). i use them as a snack or with my cooking and the shots are amazinn extra boost!
- bee pollen (i sprinkle this on dessert snd breakfast bowls and on toast!)
- dijon mustard (i use this on everything! eggs, salads, sandwiches)
- avocado mayo
- unsweetened coconut flakes (my favorite to add to breakfast bowls and on toast)
- flaxseed meal (great for baking and egg replacers!)
- chia seeds (for chia pudding and egg replacers)
- bread (I love this, this and this one you can make and store in fridge)
- kimchi and kraut
- grain-free tortillas (siete is the best and they’re in Whole Foods or online)
- grass-fed butter
- sheep’s and goat’s milk cheese
- coconut aminos (my fav soy-sauce sub)
- apple cider vinegar
- probiotics! a must-have (I use these and these)