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Refrigerator Hacks to Help You Eat More Fruits and Veggies

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Refrigerator Hacks to Help You Eat More Fruits and Veggies!!

I really do love fruits and veggies, but sometimes I forget to eat enough of them.   I am sharing with you all a couple of ways that I store them to ensure that my family eats them all up voluntarily!  Refrigerator Hacks to Help You Eat More Fruits and Veggies! I love this DIY Refrigerator Salad Bar.

I love salad bars and my favorite restaurant salad bar is Jason’s Deli.  My kids really love salad bars too and I find that eating at a salad bar is an easy way to introduce new fruits and veggies to them.  To make our own salad bar (that lives in our fridge)… I bought several Rubbermaid Containers to store the veggies in.  The Rubbermaid Veggie Saver Containers are great at keeping veggies at the right moisture level. The other Rubbermaid containers are great for foods that don’t need air circulation.  When we are ready to fill our plates with the salad bar selections, we just take out the containers, open them up and let everyone fill up their own plates!  I find that, for our family of 7, we need to refill some of the containers once a week.  Some veggies we refill more than others like tomatoes.  I added it up and we are spending around $2 per person per salad.

Here are the containers I bought for our family.  You may need smaller or larger containers depending on your family.  We get 2-3 meals from this each week (even more if the salads we make are sides instead of main dishes).

2 large 14 oz. Rubbermaid Veggie Saver containers for lettuce and spinach

6 5-cup Rubbermaid Veggie Saver containers for veggies that need to have air circulation


For the rest of the salad bar items I bought a set of Red Rubbermaid Containers.

Refrigerator Hacks to Help You Eat More Fruits and Veggies!

The next “hack” I use is specifically for snacks.  I tell my kids that they can have these snacks anytime they feel hungry.  They always go pretty quickly and I am pretty happy about that!

These Rubbermaid Fruit and Veggie trays have really made it easier to eat up the fruits and veggies we buy.  Sometimes fruits and veggies get lost in the produce bins in our refrigerator, but these trays are more easily accessible.  The pre-made fruit and veggie trays at the store have ridiculous prices and this helps us save money by doing the prep work ourselves.

My last “hack” is something I touched on above and that is keeping the fruits and veggies at eye level.  We are actually keeping most of our meats and cheeses in the bins now and the fruits and veggies are placed in the middle of the fridge.  Most likely they will be the first things we see now!

So these are my 3 tips or “hacks” to help you eat more fruits and veggies.  What ideas do you have?

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Friday 30th of September 2016

Great hack! I will definitely be using the snack idea for my little family of 4 :)


Sunday 7th of August 2016

Do you cook them then store them in the fridge ?


Monday 18th of January 2016

I love this idea! I always feel like if I am prepared with the healthy stuff in the fridge that I'll eat more of it!

Taylor Davidson

Thursday 14th of January 2016

That's a super hack to stay healthy. I never considered refrigerator hack to ear more fruits and vegetables. I should give this DIY hack a try soon. Thanks a ton for this.

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