Healthy Refrigerator


Review by Debbie Mazo


Do you ever wonder how healthy your fridge really is? Take a look inside the Healthy Refrigerator and find out how you can get rid of nasty junk food once and for all.

The Healthy Fridge When it comes to making over your fridge, the Healthy Refrigerator offers fat-busting tips for keeping a heart-Healthy Refrigerator, recipes for good nutrition, contests and more. Part of the "Open the Door to a Healthy Heart" consumer awareness campaign, the Healthy Refrigerator can help you reduce the risk of heart disease by starting simply with your fridge.

Before taking on the job, brush up on the Top Ten Tips for a Heart-Healthy Refrigerator. Recommendations include taking stock of your fridge once a month by pulling everything out and separating the better-for-you foods from the rest. You can also make healthy food more appealing by keeping a topping or accompaniment next to a healthy choice. For example, you'll be more likely to snack on something healthy if the mixed nuts are beside the low-fat yogurt, or the chocolate syrup is next to the skim milk, ready to be mixed together.

Once you organize your fridge, you can test the heart-healthy recipes found in the Good Nutrition section. Adults can dine on New England Fish Chowder followed by Mushroom Baked Sole. Kids can try the Slumber Party French Toast or the Shake-It-Up Chicken Nuggets. Still confused about what to eat? Eating a nutritional diet with the right amount of calories is a balancing act so pick wisely by checking out the What Should I Eat chart, listing foods to choose more often and less often.

To learn more about "better-for-you" food choices, those young-at-heart can test their nutritional savvy with a quiz. After answering correctly, enter a random drawing and you can enjoy both fame and fortune (a chance to win an American Heart Association Kids' Cookbook). You can also try the Sat Fat IQ by answering true or false questions. Of course, you have a 50/50 chance of being right!

Stocked with all kinds of heart-smart information, the Healthy Refrigerator offers even more excuses to raid the refrigerator, but without the guilt.


About the Writer

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She currently specializes in technical and marketing materials, but is also pursuing opportunities in food journalism.



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