Wednesday Weigh In: Fridge Cleanup

It never fails. I put a grocery list together and have some sort of plan for what I want to do but then during the week things happen. From having dinner with the family to staying late at work, sometimes I just don’t get the time to prep for dinner or meals for the next day. So at the end of the week I find myself with an excess of fruits and vegetables that I either have to use immediately or throw them away. Today I’m going to share what I did today to take clean out the fridge and make room for next week’s groceries.

  • Lemon and blueberry water
  • Sweet potato chips
  • Kale, berry, apple and cucumber juice
  • Kale, orange, carrot, apple, and ginger juice
  • Large mason jar of apple juice (six medium red apples)
  • Pot of homemade pasta sauce with spinach & mushrooms

Now not all of this was lying around in my fridge taking up space. Once I figured out what I could make from the leftover fruits and veggies I stopped by the store to supplement some of the recipes. However, my last grocery run was for juicing purposes so I did have an abundance of kale and spinach taking up way too much space.

In case anyone is wondering about the juices I did end up making I’ll list out the recipes. I didn’t follow anything when I did these, I just picked what I thought might go well together from all the left over ingredients and I’m not going to say these are the best health wise but it’s what I had to work with.

Kale & Berry Juice

  • 1 bunch of kale leaves
  • 1 pack of fresh blueberries
  • 1 pack of fresh hulled strawberries
  • 1 pack of blackberries
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 large red apple

Kale & Orange Ginger Juice

  • 1 bunch of kale leaves
  • 3 oranges
  • 1″ piece of peeled ginger
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 large red apple

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