So we're heading into a new month and a new season and you're ready to focus on your health, but where should you start? As a Licensed Dietitian and Health Coach I'm a firm believer that the key to good health is your kitchen, more specifically - your refrigerator. With your fridge game on point you can easily prep, store, and grab healthy options. The best way to give your fridge a tune-up is to get the right food storage containers. Gone are the days of other mothers' 10,000 plastic GladWare containers with mismatching lids. It's time to level up your food storage containers to set yourself up for success. Here's what to keep in mind:
Microwave and Dishwasher Safe
Eating well is all about making it easy for yourself! Simplify your life by purchasing storage containers that can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher, and are microwave safe.
Silicone and Glass Over Plastic
Silicone and glass are more natural materials than plastic, and won’t leach chemicals into your food. Even BPA-free plastic can contain other harmful chemicals. My general rule is only use plastic storage containers for room temperature foods (pantry items like nuts, seeds, granola, etc.). Anything that will be stored in the fridge or freezer should be kept in silicone or glass.
Circle or Square?
Circular containers are helpful because food and crumbs don’t get stuck in the corners, but if you’re trying to keep your kitchen organized, square or rectangular containers are best for stacking and keeping your fridge and pantry neat.