Some may obsess over having a clean closet, or a clean car, but for me a clean and organized fridge brings me so much joy :) Call me crazy all you want, but having a fridge stocked with healthy foods and organized into easily accessible containers will make your life happier and healthier. I promise.

It may seem all too simple, but when you come home from a big grocery trip, make sure to wash all your fruits and veggies right away and chop them into bite sized chunks. When you open your fridge, you're more prone to eat them because they are ready to eat.

I also love storing my colorful foods in clear glass bowls or even clear tupperwear. This helps prevent foods from becoming forgotten about veggies. When you have forgotten about veggies, that becomes not only wasted money but a stinky mess to clean up at the most inconvenient of times. No mommy has time for that!

My last tip is to use the shelves in your fridge to your advantage. Separate each shelf into different food groups. One for veggies/fruit, meats/leftovers, breads, drinks, etc. If you keep each food group in its designated place it makes it more appealing to eat, easier to find, and keeps you away from the junk food drawer you have hidden from your family.

After all, in most households, the kitchen is where you spend most of your time, and the fridge is at the epicenter. Take 15 minutes every week to give your fridge a little bit of love and I promise you will find a healthier you :)

All photos by the lovely

Monica Mae