See what Lauren Conrad always has stocked in her fridge

Today I’m giving my LaurenConrad.com readers a peek into an area that I haven’t shared before… That’s right, today is all about what you can find in my refrigerator. Picking up groceries tends to vary from season to season, especially in the produce department. But today I thought I’d let you in on 10 staples that you can find in my fridge all year round.

When it comes to food, I like to keep items on hand that are easy for entertaining, can make for a quick meal, and are all around on the healthier side. It’s also a bonus that each of these items has a bit longer of a shelf life since my days are pretty jam-packed. I find that if I have these 10 items on constant rotation, I run into fewer meal planning problems throughout the week. My personal tip for stocking your refrigerator: be intentional with your purchases. Plan out your meals ahead of time to reduce the amount of waste! That being said, let’s open up my refrigerator…

1. Almond Milk
I like to keep a healthier alternative to milk in my refrigerator. I have almond milk in my coffee every morning and use it when I cook. From chia pudding to lattes, almond milk tastes great mixed into just about anything.

2. Hard Boiled Eggs
When I am rushing out of the house in the morning and won’t have time to grab breakfast, I like to always have a hard boiled egg on hand. They’re filling enough to help you make it until your next meal and give you that little boost of protein to keep your mind and body on track.

3. Hot Sauce
Marie Sharp’s hot sauce to be exact! My husband and I love to add a dash of this mouth-watering hot sauce on anything from soups to poultry and everything in between. If you’re a fan of habanero spice, pick this hot sauce up at your local grocery store or right here.

4. Frozen Chicken Pot Pies
I have to admit, my light chicken pot pies are a go-to dinner when I’m either in a hurry or out of other options. I like to make several at a time for last minute dinners, and pop them in the freezer for easy access. My secret to a healthier pot pie is to only put crust on top (or try your hand at mini chicken pot pies here).

5. Tomatoes
To me, tomatoes are one of the most versatile items that you can have in your refrigerator. I personally I love snacking on a sliced tomato with a little sea salt (say no to potato chips!) or adding them to whatever dish that I’m making.

6. Wine
Since I never know who may be stopping by, having a chilled bottle of wine on hand is a must. I like to keep chardonnay or rosé in my refrigerator for guests or a little something special when 5 o’clock rolls around.

7. Carrots
Similar to tomatoes, carrots make for great for snacks and are easy for roasting at dinnertime. Dip carrots in dressing, steam them, or pop them in the oven with some spices! Also, my dogs love them as a healthy treat.

8. Longer Shelf Life Meats
If you’re like me and make a charcuterie plate on the regular, keeping longer shelf life meats in your refrigerator proves to be beneficial. Some of my favorite cold cuts include salami and prosciutto.

9. Maple Water
I like to keep hydrated throughout the day, but I am not always great about drinking enough water. I am a little obsessed with maple water because it’s a little sweet treat, but still only 30 calories.

10. Bread
I like a piece of avocado toast for breakfast or an open-faced sandwich for lunch every once in a while, but I always found myself throwing out half of every loaf of bread because I didn’t use it all before it expired. So I started keeping bread in the freezer so that it doesn’t go bad too quickly.

So there you have it! You can’t go wrong with any of these 10 items.

I’m curious, what do you keep in your refrigerator?

What are some items that I could find in your fridge all year round?

Let me know in the comments!

XO Lauren

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  • I have never heard of maple water before and now I want to go on a hunt to find it and try it!

    I love keeping fresh veggies in my fridge, in particular bell peppers. I clean and cut them as soon as I get home and portion them out into tupperware. This makes a great healthy snack!

    -Tanka

    http://www.sprinkleinhappiness.wordpress.com

    • Trader joes has it for like 2.79, It is SO good and hydrating! Whole foods has it to buts it’s more expensive

      • Thank you so much Danielle for letting me know. I can’t wait to try it!

  • Cassidy Short

    We always have carrots, apples, and hard boiled eggs too, but your chicken pot pie idea is genius! I will definitely be trying that soon 🙂

    xoxo
    Cassidy

    http://heartofgoldandglitter.blogspot.com/2016/07/cheers.html

  • Maple water sounds amazing! However, tomatoes are NOT supposed togo in the fridge, they develop a funny taste if they do. Always keep them out at room temp.

    xo Jessica

    My Style Vita

  • I have never heard of maple water, we keep almond milk too, our bread is kept at room temperature and because I have a big family we go through it in enough time. Also lettuce, cold cuts, eggs, tomatoes, cheese and water, Great post x

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  • Christina

    I always need almond milk in my refrigerator too. I love to add it in my smoothie and oatmeal…

  • Marie Sharp’s hot sauce sounds really interesting! I’m going to be looking for that the next time I take a trip to the grocery store 🙂

    Diana | thechicdiary.com

  • Helen Harm

    Maple water sounds so interesting! I’m curious to try it now.

    XO Helen @ http://www.KaleidoscopeSpinning.com

  • Being able to have avocado toast is always a must! Great essentials Lauren.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

  • I love this list! I always keep almond milk, Parmesan cheese, and avocado!

    -Lauren
    http://www.chic-ethique.com/

  • Great Tips! I prefer to keep my tomatoes at room temp and dipped in edamame hummus for a yummy afternoon snack. http://www.berriesandbaubles.wordpress.com

  • Annie Arment

    I’ll have to try Maple Water some time! A bag of spinach for salads and smoothies and lemons for cooking and lemon water are essential all year round staples for my family. Lately I’ve been purchasing mini bell peppers in bags to eat as a snack!

  • Marla Miller

    Lemons are a must in mine! From dressings, marinades, to drinks they are a must have staple! Thatsmarla.com

  • I’m so glad you drink almond milk! Cow’s milk isn’t very good for you.

    I love tomatoes and carrots as well. And I always have maple syrup, lettuce, ketchup, and other seasonal fruits and veggies in my fridge.

    xo Azu

    http://www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

  • I loveeee chicken pot pies!

  • aspiringsocialite

    I always have hard boiled eggs too!

    xo,
    Vicky
    http://www.aspiringsocialite.com/

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    – Seri
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  • I love to have fresh picked items in my fridge. Whether that’s me going to a local farm and picking some vegetables or finding some sold at the farmer’s market, you can always find fresh vegetables (strawberries are my favorite!) in my fridge 🙂
    xx
    Victoria
    http://www.victorialauren.com

  • Irene Sung

    i love homemade chicken pot pies! a favorite in my house!

    xo

    Irene

    • Sangita Nandekaran

      omg I’ve always wanted to make a chicken pot pie but have never been able to do so successfully!

      • Irene Sung

        no prob, visit me sometime in august and i shall teach you!!!

        xo

        Irene

  • I’ve never heard of Maple Water! I’m curious what it tastes like. I’ve been drinking a lot of sparkling water lately. This sounds like another great option.

    Brittany | thechicette.com

    • Julia

      Tastes like you mixed a teaspoon of sugar into your water, with the slightest hint of maple..

      • Good to know! Now I’m really curious to try it!

  • Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂 I love all of your food related posts so much because they’re always so detailed and informational. I also think tomatoes and carrots are essential – they really add so much to just about every dish <3 And I've never heard of Maple Water before 😀 Can't wait to try!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

  • Wow, I’m fascinated by how clean and organized that fridge looks. My fridge is just piled with random veggies, eggs, bread, beer and diet coke.

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  • Madison Grace

    Bread, amen haha. Love this post!

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    Please check it out! Otherwise, I’ll fill your wardrobe with those ugly white tennis shoe things. Your call, my friend.

  • Nikki Laraja

    I have to try this Maple Water, it sounds amazing, I like to also have a “grabable” fruit on hand, like berries or plums ; )

    http://www.shopthecoconutroom.com

  • I always bread, wine, and carrots as well! 🙂

    http://www.thesparklingdarling.com

  • Elise Hall

    Love this post, My fridge is always full of various juices to throw in my smoothies, fresh spinach, almond milk is a must, and I love a variety of yogurts for snacking at work.

  • María

    Loved this post, I’d love to read more posts about healthy food 🙂