Spring is officially here! Use this “spring cleaning” time to also clean up your fridge and your diet. As you’re throwing out old foods from the refrigerator and cabinets, try to replace them with whole fruits and vegetables, lean meats, nuts, and whole grains. Your body will thank you!
This week’s news roundup brings to you a collection of blogs and articles related to spring cleaning your kitchen and your diet.
Spring Cleaning 101. EatRight. “Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to give the kitchen a good food safety check and cleaning, especially refrigerators and freezers where raw meat, poultry and seafood is stored".
5 Tips to Spring-Clean Your Diet. Food Network. “The 2015 Dietary Guidelines stressed the importance of minimizing added sugar to 10 percent or less of your daily calories. Instead of cutting sugar out completely, look for small ways to cut back on it. For example, lessen or eliminate the amount of sugar added to your coffee and tea, choose plain yogurt without added sugar or toppings, or stop drinking sugary sodas and opt for water or seltzer instead.”
Six Tips to Spring Clean Your Diet! Tofurky. “Swap that candy bowl or cookie jar for a bowl of fresh fruit on the counter. We eat what we see in front of us. So make the healthy choice the easy choice by brightening up your kitchen with a bright bowl of produce. Let the beautiful colors inspire you to reach for fresh fruit when you’re craving something sweet after dinner or need to grab a quick bite on your way to work.”
Fridge Forward: Spring Cleaning the Refrigerator. White Glove Health. “The crispers—those bottom two drawers—have humidity controls, so they are the best place to keep fruits and veggies. The shelves right above them are perfect for leftovers. But make sure they’re not overstuffed. These drawers are deep so that they can provide good air circulation.”