Healthy Foods to ALWAYS have in Your Refrigerator

Healthy Fridge Staples
Today we are going to create a healthy, and beautiful refrigerator that will FINALLY help you reach your goals. 

If you’re trying to build a healthy fridge the best way to start is by starting with a clean slate. Yes, you heard correct THROW OUT food!!

Ok, maybe not everything…but you know what I mean…throw out anything that is:

  • Not healthy and you KNOW it…but you can’t bring yourself to throw it away because it would be so wasteful (you can always donate it, or give it to a friend!)
  • Something you will never eat — like that hot sauce if you don’t like spicy foods!
  • Any expired food

Having a cleaned out refrigerator will allow space for all of your new healthy foods! It will also allow you to easily ORGANIZE your fridge so that you will make healthiest choices every day.

Healthy Food to Keep in Your Refrigerator

Organic Free-Range Eggs – For many years, these little guys have gotten a bad rap, but more research has come to show that eggs are one of the best sources of protein available. And with SO MANY ways to prepare eggs you’ll never run out of recipe ideas!…oh, and let’s not forget eggs are pretty cheap in comparison to other protein sources! I always try to get organic, pasture-raised eggs —  a little pricier, but trust me once you taste the difference you will never want to go back! Try hard-boiling a half dozen each week so that you have a protein-packed “grab-n-go” snack. 

Non-Fat PLAIN Greek Yogurt – This is one of my MUSTS for a healthy fridge. It’s my absolute favorite healthy ingredient swap for making a healthy dish! I love to mix fresh fruit, vanilla, and simple homemade granola into plain Greek yogurt for a healthy protein packed breakfast parfait. You’ll get 20+ grams of protein without all the added sugary syrup that those fruit-loaded ones have. Try using Greek yogurt in baking as a substitute for oil or butter. You can even make yummy desserts with it such as our chocolate chip cookie dough yogurt or peach Greek yogurt popsicles!

Healthy Popsicles
Healthy Cheeses – You know I LOVE cheese, butI say HEALTHY because many times reduced-fat or fat-free cheeses have the fat taken out and then chemical fillers and preservatives are added to replicate the taste and texture of full fat cheese. Some healthy cheeses include Swiss, Part-Skim Mozzarella, Feta, Parmesan, and Goat cheese. Just BE CAREFUL with how much you are eating! This is a type of food that you should measure out to make sure you aren’t over eating it! One serving is usually a 1 inch cube. I love mixing goat or feta cheese with Greek yogurt in this sun-dried tomato dip for a healthy snack with veggies or homemade pita chips or LOVE me a good cheese plate! 😉

How to Make a Healthy Cheese Board
Fresh Chopped Veggies – As a member of my local CSA, I always receive my veggies in season and whole. But because I am ALL about grab and go options I prep my veggies during my weekly meal prep. I wash and cut them based on what I planned to eat that week. For example, if I plan to have stir-fry, I’ll cut longer slices of onions and peppers instead of dicing them. However, if you enjoy convenience, you can buy pre-cut veggies to make your life easier. Making sure you have fresh vegetables cut and ready to go makes eating healthy SO much easier!

Fresh Lean Protein – Fish, Chicken, Turkey, Lean Ground Beef, anything that is lower in fat and high in protein. Try keeping some organic ground turkey in the freezer as well as a few wild salmon fillets. I like to buy a bulk pack of organic, antibiotic-free chicken each week at Whole Foods. Then I’ll do a big weekly meal prep on Sunday for my meals throughout the week. I always prepare some simple baked salmon each week to make sure I get omega-3s for healthy hair, skin, and nails.

Fruit Salad – Just like with the pre-cut veggies, I like to have fresh, in season fruit on hand at all times too. I cut and mix my own fruit salad, that way I can put exactly what I want in it. You can always buy a pre-cut and mixed fruit salad as well. The great thing about having if cut and pre-mixed is that you get a great variety. You’ll have a bunch of different fruits with tons of nutrients and antioxidants ready when you have a sweet craving! Remember, count COLORS, not calories!

Ezekiel Tortillas or Bread – These are great for when you want to make things like skinny fish tacos, skinny chicken tacos, or even skinny pizza! They’re also great for making healthy wraps for lunch or even quick breakfast wraps. Ezekiel bread (or buns, or even pita!) is great for healthy sandwiches or for tasty turkey burgers!

Avocado California Sandwich
Hummus – Hummus can be great as a dip for your pre-cut vegetables or homemade pita chips, or it can used as a spread for healthy sandwiches or wraps, and can even be used in or as a salad dressing (or on top of a Buddha Bowl!). Check out 10 different ways to use Hummus from Bon Appétit Magazine.

Almond Butter – If you haven’t been able to tell from my homemade almond butter, these five-minute freezer fudge, or these grain-free almond butter brownies… I LOVE almond butter! Almond butter (or peanut, or cashew, or whatever your fancy…) is a great way to get healthy fats and protein. If you don’t want to make it you can also buy it — I LOVE Justin’s for when I’m not in the mood to bust out my food processor.

Filtered Water – Having ice cold water in my pūr water filter makes it much easier for me to drink plenty of water. I just can’t get myself to drink room temp water. BLAH! Filtered water makes sure your water stays free of harmful contaminants that tap water can have. You may also like to have some cold infused water or infused green tea in your fridge too if you’re not one for just plain water! I’m LOVING iced peppermint tea right now, and always have it in my fridge!

Bloat Blasting Cocktail

What are some healthy staples in your refrigerator?


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  1. Great post! I think your fridge looks a lot like ours 🙂 One great idea in addition to restocking your refrigerator with the right choices is to think about your meals and portions for the week before you go shopping. If you plan your meals a little bit in advance, you’re more likely to stick to your healthy options and shop accordingly, saving both time and money. We have some articles and suggestions at if you’d like to check us out!

    1. Thanks ironcookclean! I am TOTALLY all about the meal prepping game!! Everything is prepped on Sunday or Monday and no looking back the rest of the week! 😉

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