Now that you have everything, and ready to go – Stock up your pantry, fridge and freezer to encourage you to eat healthy throughout Ramadan. Rearrange your pantry be moving all the less healthy foods at the back rows. And bring the healthier grains in the front row, always there to remind you.
When you see and have quick access to healthy foods, you will pick those foods. The popular saying: Out of Sight, Out of Mind is applicable here.
- Put whole grain flour where you usually keep you all-purpose flour.
- Put oats, barley and other healthy rains at you eye level in front of the row.
- All healthy foods should be kept at eye level in the centre and forward in pantry or fridge.
- Move your oil based salad dressings in the front, and push away the cream based dressings (like ranch, Caesar or mayonnaise) to the back
- Store Away your tempting treats (chips, sweets, chocolates, wafers etc) in high shelves, which are harder to reach:
Foods that last long in the Fridge:
- Fresh Vegetables: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, parsnips, apples, grapefruit, oranges, pears, and tangerines.
- Ground meat and poultry – 1 to 2 days
- Raw poultry – 1 to 2 days
- Raw meat – 2 to 4 days
- Fresh fish – 3 to 4 days, fresh shellfish – 1 day, fresh scallops and shrimp – 1 to 2 days
- Cooked shellfish 1 to 2 days
- Leftover cooked meat, poultry, and fish, stews, eggs or vegetable dishes – 2 to 4 days
- Leftover cooked soups – 2 to 3 days
- Leftover canned high acid foods such as tomatoes and fruit – 5 to 7 days
- Leftover low acid canned foods such as vegetables, soups, meat and poultry – 3 to 4 days.