Monday, October 31, 2022

What's In My Fridge? A Healthy Snack Haul to Setup for a Healthy Week (Or At Least An Attempt at One)

 Hello friends and happy Halloween! We are all buzzing with energy over here today planning to soak up all the Halloween fun! Today is going to be a GREAT day! Lily Grace gets to wear her costume to school for a Halloween parade, then her class party is later in the day. After school, my parents will stop by to see the kiddos and have dinner with us before we head out to trick or treat! It will be a very busy, but wonderful day. Needless to say, I am happy we all have off school on Tuesday. ๐Ÿ˜…


Well now we are officially in the heat of the unhealthy food/overindulging season and since I know we will be gobbling up all the tasty but unhealthy foods that seem to surround us, I am trying to offset that by loading up our fridge with healthy snacks. I don't know about you, but I seem to struggle with grabbing whatever is easiest when I'm hungry or in a rush. Whatever is easiest isn't usually the most nourishing food for my body, and I almost always end up feeling sluggish/junky afterwards. I am trying to prevent that as much as possible as we move forward. It's all a balance right? It's totally fine to hack into your kids' Halloween candy if you're having some veggies throughout the day too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

In an effort to plan ahead, I have been trying to wash/prep all our snacks for the week on Sundays. I've been doing this for the past month now and it has honestly been a huge time saver. This new habit was born out of necessity since Devin had been traveling a lot and I needed to make it as easy as possible to prep meals while single-momming it. It's easier to throw some fajitas together if your veggies are already sliced, ya know? This also makes it easier to grab a snack on the go, or to pack lunches when I am tired or trying to multitask. Here's a look at our fridge this week:

This look at our fridge is pretty typical: strawberries, some other berry (blackberries this week), celery, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, spinach, spring mix and bell peppers. We keep bananas, apples, and other fruits in our fruit bowl off to the side. 

Inside the glass containers, I have washed and tried to prep everything to make it as easy as possible to eat on the go:

Then, in the morning, I can easily scoop some of the fresh fruit onto the kids' plates while I scramble their eggs. One less step during the chaos of the morning is always appreciated. 

Also, when it's time to pack lunches, I can quickly just scoop the freshly washed and prepped foods into the kiddos' lunchboxes. It just makes life easier! 

Does our fridge look like this all the time? Absolutely not. This is it on a Sunday night after cleaning out all the old food and prepping everything. I should show you a picture of it by Thursday when it's half full of leftovers and things have been haphazardly thrown back in there. ๐Ÿ˜œ The important thing though is that we are trying, and if it makes life easier early in the week, then I am all for it. 

Today I am linking up with Holly and Sarah for Hello Monday. Have a great week!


  1. Looks great! You are so right about taking some time on Sunday. I also find it very relaxing to chop things! I am planning to be more healthy from after these holidays until Thanksgiving. My body needs more vegetables!

  2. This post is dead on and great job combating all of the junk! Your fridge is organized- love it- thanks for sharing

  3. What a beautifully organized fridge! Prepping meals makes life so much easier for sure.

  4. I do try to keep vegetables and fruit around too, and yes, it's so easy to grab the "unhealthy" snack because it's easier. I actually made a list of healthy meals and snacks on my phone so when I can't seem to remember what to eat, I can check it and say "right, an apple with almond butter!". Duh!

  5. Your fridge is totally fridge goals! You are right though that the prep makes it so much easier to eat fruits and veggies. Thanks for linking up!