Here is a shot of my new fridge arrangement. It’s…a mess, but it’s working. Most lunches aren’t high-intensity, so I pull out bowls of fruit and vegetables and tell the girls to make their own combos. Veggie bowls must contain at least 2 varieties of veggies, but they are of their own choosing. They must have a no less than 4 pieces. We rarely snack anymore (unless dinner will be later than our norm or they’re starving after a swim), but I do let them grab a small sweet pepper or a handful of berries as long as mealtime is over an hour away. They quickly got addicted to yogurt, but think sugar, sugar, and more sugar, even in the “good brands”. SUGAR. Lactose sugar, fructose sugar, and added sugar. It’s the healthiest, stealthiest sugar we own. So yogurt is no longer a grab and go free choice.
We don’t drink milk, so I only need a little half-quart in the door for cooking. Once I moved the milk and OJ into the door, I had this gigantic area just begging to be filled with something bright. How much time and money do I spend at the grocery? Way, way, way too much. Did I mention this is too much work and too expensive? But at least with my little bowls, everything gets eaten. We eat what we see, and what’s fast and easy to grab. By Friday, there wasn’t a single thing left in the fridge. Everything you see was chopped, grabbed, inhaled, or otherwise used in a recipe. Success!