The Healthy Fridge: 7 Foods to Keep in the Front

To trick yourself into eating healthier, try the “see food” diet. That’s where you rearrange your fridge to spot the healthiest foods first—according to a Cornell University study, you’ll be nearly three times more likely to eat them.

View as Slideshow

Greek Yogurt

Greek YogurtiStock/Thinkstock
On average, Greek varieties have twice the amount of protein found in regular yogurt. Use creamy plain Greek yogurt as a healthy swap for sour cream on baked potatoes, chili, tacos, and other dishes. For dessert, have the fat-free fruity versions for a sweet alternative to ice cream.

Hard-Boiled Eggs

Hard-Boiled EggsiStock/Thinkstock
Keep a bowl handy for a ridiculously easy, healthy snack. For the 80 calories in a single egg—far less than that in, say, a handful of potato chips—you’re getting a nutritious dose of protein, eye-boosting antioxidants, and more.

Fat-Free Cow's Milk

Fat-Free Cow's MilkiStock/Thinkstock
Trying to ditch a diet-soda habit? Keep milk handy. For only 80 to 90 calories in one cup of fat-free cow’s milk, you’ll get 30 percent of your daily value of calcium, 25 percent of vitamin D, and 8 grams of protein. Mix milk into your morning oatmeal, add it to smoothies, or even drink up as a post-workout help replenish fatigued muscles.

Content continues below ad

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Whole Wheat Pita BreadiStock/Thinkstock
A versatile base for quesadillas, pizzas, or sandwiches, whole wheat pitas satisfy a carb craving but are portion-controlled to limit bingeing. (They get moldy fairly quickly at room temperature, but will last at least a week in the refrigerator.) Toast a pita and dip into hummus for a healthy snack, or fill with veggies and sliced turkey for a skinny sandwich.

Peanut Butter

Rich with monounsaturated fats and folate, spread some PB on a banana, celery, or whole-wheat toast for a filling snack. Note: The natural kind—which often contains just peanuts and some salt—will spoil more easily if not refrigerated.


You can pat yourself on the back for buying fruit, but if it’s not ready to eat, you’ll be less likely to reach for it. When you unpack your groceries, wash and cut your fruit, then drizzle with orange or apple juice to keep from browning. Pack in see-through containers and keep up front. If you’re really starved for time, buy pre-sliced options.

Content continues below ad

Ready-to-Eat Green Salad

Ready-to-Eat Green Salad
Prep and store a salad made with spinach or romaine lettuce, topped with whatever chopped veggies you have (tomatoes, cukes, peppers). Toss in some beans or nuts for a protein boost. It’s easy to pair this with lunch or dinner, or make it into a standalone meal by adding a small portion of grilled chicken, cooked shrimp, or lean steak, sliced.

Want to stay smart and healthy?

Get our weekly Health Reads newsletter

how we use your e-mail
We will use your email address to send you this newsletter. For more information please read our privacy policy.

Funny Jokes

Some people like to travel by train because 
it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of 
an airplane.

Dennis Miller

Funny Jokes

I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”

Kevin Nealon

Funny Jokes

“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” 
—Everyone following you on Instagram


Funny Jokes

A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.

Comedian Greg Davies

Funny Jokes

Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.


Funny Jokes

Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.


Funny Jokes

My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me 
everything you know.”


Funny Jokes

“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” 

@yoyoha (Josh Hara)

Funny Jokes

My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.

—Jerry Seinfeld

Funny Jokes

Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?

A: A mechanic.