Fridge Eat Me First Box

Filed under: Money — Savvy Housekeeper at 7:08 am on Monday, January 23, 2012

Here’s a simple idea from Clossette–make a triage box for your fridge that says what to eat first. It helps organize and focus your eating habits so that you throw less food away, plus it keeps you from buying duplicates because you’re more aware what’s in your fridge. And all that saves money.

From the post:

It’s actually kind of fun trying to come up with a recipe that combines as many of the ingredients in there as possible too. Once I’ve consumed the high-risk items, I populate the triage box with other food that is nearing its shelf life. I haven’t yet run the numbers but I can already tell that I’m saving money and wasting less because I don’t have to throw as many containers in the garbage as I usually do.

I may have to copy this idea.


Comment by Simone

January 24, 2012 @ 4:22 am

LOVE this idea! Try a site like which has an ingredient search function to find recipes using some or all of your triage ingredients?

Comment by Savvy Housekeeper

January 24, 2012 @ 9:52 am

Simone, that’s a great idea.

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