Lately, I have been making better choices when I go grocery shopping. With the hubby joining WW, I realized that I needed more fruits and vegetables if we were going to not blow through our points by lunchtime. Here is a quick snapshot of my fridge in its current state, allow me to take you on a tour!
On the first shelf, which I realize is impossible to see, I have about three cartons of eggs, ham sandwich meat and unsweetened applesauce. I don’t know about you, but just the smell of applesauce brings back fun memories of being a kid with a packed lunchbox. Love the unsweetened applesauce because it’s 0 PP and is so refreshing on a hot day.
The next shelf has all of my fresh produce and cheeses. I have bananas, strawberries, celery, tomatoes, onions and lettuce on this shelf — and we have been incorporating them all into our daily meals to bulk up the dish and fill out those healthy check guidelines. I bought a large bottle of unsweetened applesauce to use in this recipe on the Skinnytaste website — Lowfat Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread. Feta cheese is also used frequently around here, since we love Greek recipes. Don’t mind that red container behind the applesauce — it holds the most delicious cheese butter spread by my favorite restaurant in SoCal: Northwoods Inn. Also, please don’t mention the time I added it to a baked potato (like they serve at the restaurant) and calculated points after eating it. Turned out to be a 49 PP potato. Yea, it will be used more sparingly next time. Sigh.
On the last shelf of my tiny apartment refrigerator are most of my beverages. I am not one of those people ready to cut diet soda out of my life. Sorry. So, I have a case of Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper, delicious International Delight Iced Coffee for those special days I need a pick-me-up (4 PP per cup) and a jug of Crystal Light. This jug contains the Margarita Mocktail, and while it’s good, I am still trying to get used to it. To me, it smells and tastes pretty similar to a margarita — which weirds me out when I take a gulp of it early in the day. I feel like I need to wait until the clock hits 5! I also have a random jar of pickles on that shelf, which have been delicious on my sandwiches.
So there you have it. Plenty of options — and I have to say, this week I have been having snacks of celery sticks with some fat free blue cheese dressing, and it really hits the spot! Grapes are also amazing, and if I had taken this picture about six hours ago, you’d see those too.