Most restaurants are closed, unless you would like the takeout option.  This is an excellent time to learn to keep good food in your refrigerator. 

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the stores where I have been have produce.  They may be out of rice or (heaven forbid) bath tissue, but there is produce. 

Instead of filling your refrigerator with takeout leftovers, carbonated beverages, and endless bottles of condiments, fill them with good food.  Keep ingredients for soups, salads, and smoothies. 

Here are some the foods I like to keep in my refrigerator:

  • Spinach
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Arugula
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Various colors of bell peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Carrots
  • Cooked chicken (when your meat is already cooked, making a meal is quick and easy)
  • Baked potatoes (ready for my husband’s lunch)
  • Jarred tomatoes (once they are open)
  • Hemp seed
  • Flaxseed
  • Dried Figs
  • Avocados

Roast a chicken and use it in salads one day and in a soup the next day.  Feed your family real food.  This is one way to keep your immune system going strong and to keep your family healthy. 

No, you don’t need to spend all your time in the kitchen, but remember the benefits of eating at home, and there are ways to save time in the kitchen

What kind of good food do you keep in your refrigerator?  I’d love to hear in the comments.