Store Food to Promote Healthy Choices

In today’s open-concept houses, it’s impossible to shut a door and declare “the kitchen is closed.” When the refrigerator or pantry are always within view (and reach), it’s important to make sure your kitchen promotes healthy choices and minimizes opportunities to overeat.

Arrange healthy fruits and  cut veggies on an eye-level shelf in the refrigerator.

Arrange healthy fruits and
cut veggies on an eye-level shelf in the refrigerator.

Check out these food storage tips to promote healthy choices:

  • Put your healthiest foods on display. Stack oranges or apples in a pretty bowl on the counter or arrange a tray of colorful, cut veggies on an eye-level shelf in the refrigerator.
  • Use clear containers for healthy foods. When you’re searching for munchies, foods in clear containers are more likely to catch your eye and whet your appetite. Put foods that are less waistline-friendly in opaque containers.
  • Keep processed foods in hard-to-reach spaces. Stick snack crackers and treats on the highest pantry shelf so they’ll be harder to reach when you’re tempted.
  • Edit your grocery shopping list. The easiest way to resist high-calorie foods is not to bring them home in the first place!


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