Category Archives: organization

Kitchen Make-over!

1.  Make-over your fridge. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be time consuming! Stock your fridge with pre-cut fresh fruit & veggies, single pack yogurt, & pre-cooked proteins.

 

2.  The Freezer is your friend. Providing yourself and your family with three well balanced meals a day can be challenging. A well-stocked freezer can be a mom’s best friend. Keep frozen whole wheat waffles & berries for breakfast. Morning Star & Amy’s frozen meals & burritos are delicious for a quick lunch or dinner.

 

3.  Pantry Power. Your pantry is a powerful kitchen tool that is easy to overlook. Keeping protein bars, single serving snack/treats, beans, tomato sauce, & whole wheat pasta on hand makes eating easy!

 

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The Organized Pantry

All you need to get an organized pantry is 30 minutes, some baskets, chalkboard labels (or a label maker) and several see through containers.

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1. Dry Goods. Start storing cereal, rice, pasta, beans, crackers, etc. in clear glass or plastic airtight containers. They will keep the freshness in, bugs out and allow you to see and use what you have! They also look much better than a bunch of jumbled boxes.

 

2. Baskets are amazing for keeping any form of clutter contained. In the pantry they can corral individually packaged kid snacks, coffee cups, napkins, paper plates, or even baking supplies. Store like items together.

 

3. Label everything!!! They will keep you organized and help your family know where everything goes. I love chalkboard ones since they are reusable but you can also make your own with a label maker or by handwriting those on a small sheet of paper and adhering to the desired item.

 

4. Think outside of the box. Lazy Susan work amazingly well for a corner pantry. An over the door shoe organizer or magazine racks also work well as unexpected storage ideas. Figure out what you have and make it work for your family’s pantry!