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Clean Out The Pantry

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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6 Comments

  1. Janis Schifter

    we enjoy all those canned goods or frozen vegies in our turkey chili

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Chili is an excellent idea!

  2. Lori

    We need to do a pantry clean out. We were just talking about that last week. There is falafel mix in there, so that will probably be on our menu 😀 Those peppers look yummy!

  3. Vickie

    The sister to this is – clean out the refrigerator. I have been buying way less and not going back to the store until refrigerator is very nearly empty.

    The other sister is clean out the freezer . . .

    We (husband and I) tend to only eat from the refrigerator and freezer (flash frozen veggies that I add to everything) these days. We eat very simple and very plain.

    Pantry. Grown kids that come and go. They bring friends. I go from empty to full house often. And I keep a stash of things they eat that we do not. Ranch dressing. Refried beans. Soup. Gravy mix. Noodles. Honey. Waffle mix. Soy sauce. Mayonnaise. Etc. Shelf stable until you open. I keep a back up container (dated waaay out) of all kinds of things in the pantry. Because they are very sad if they go to get something that always used to be here and we are out.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Those are excellent tips! We have already been trying to work through the freezer, too. I went through and found a bunch of stuff that I had made too much of (soups and stuff) and the freezer burn was really bad so I got rid of it. We are hoping to make room in the freezer for getting like a quarter of a cow or something.

      1. Vickie

        I have toyed with the idea of keeping a list of the things in the refrigerator. Not the condiments. But the groceries. A list of what needs eaten. So things do not get lost or expire.

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