I’m one of those people who loves to check out other people’s grocery store hauls. Creepy, maybe, but it gives me some good ideas about new products to try out and I just like seeing how differently everybody eats.
Of course, I like to share my grocery finds with you guys too, especially in my budgeting posts. I don’t have one of those for you this week but I do have something similar…the contents of my fridge!
Let’s just say I’ve been loving have a full-size fridge and freezer–all to myself! At home, I designated one shelf for my stuff and that was that but now I can fill the fridge with just my stuff. Oh, the perks of living solo! And having a car means I can stock up on refrigerated and freezable items myself without having to worry if they’ll survive the trip back to my apartment. So now I want to share what grocery items are making their home in my fridge right now (side note: these pictures were taken last weekend, so a lot of this stuff is actually gone now, but it’s what I normally stock it with).
(From top left): ground flax seed, sriracha, light raspberry acai dressing, organic peanut sauce, organic basil pasta sauce, wasabi mustard, organic grape jelly, vegan creamy garlic dressing; u/s almond coconut milk, u/s vanilla almond milk, organic ketchup, spicy pickle spears.
I am condiment obsessed, apparently! I use a lot of them for various things, like salad dressing or dippers. The flax and almond milks are great for when I whip up waffles or protein pancakes or protein micro cakes. This kind of stuff is great, because it usually lasts me at least two weeks (the flax has been going strong for a month!) so even if they cost a little more upfront because they’re healthier than typical condiments, they’re totally worth the price.
I always stock this part of my fridge with staples I can use for lots of things. Like I said in my last budgeting post, some of these items cost a little more than I’d like, but they don’t get used up very quickly so they’re worth it. The maple syrup, Zevia and coconut oil spread are all pretty healthy products and they cost in the $5-$7 range which sounds like a lot but I don’t go through them very quickly. I also like to buy things in bulk to save money, like the nooch and the olives. And for my fruits and veggies, I prep them as soon as I get them home from the store so I can always grab some of it even when I’m about to head out the door for classes. Plus a lot of produce is pretty cheap, like kale. I am obsessed with kale and it only costs $2 for an organic bunch at Whole Foods. What a steal, since I can use it in so many things!
The contents of my fridge do change from time to time as I run out of stuff and buy new things but these are pretty much my fridge staples!
What things do you always keep in your fridge? What’s the weirdest item in your fridge right now?