Review: Fridge Love by Kristen Hong

Posted April 22, 2022 by Richetta in Adult Non-Fiction, Book Reviews, Home & Hobby / 2 Comments

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Review: Fridge Love by Kristen HongFridge Love by Kristen Hong
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on December 28, 2021
Genres: Cooking / Specific Ingredients / Vegetables, Cooking / Vegetarian
Pages: 352

A one-of-a-kind guide to organizing your fridge--including practical tips for meal prep and storage, plus more than 100 recipes--that makes it easier to eat better, save money, and get the most out of your food

Practicing "fridge love" is a roadmap to eating healthier, saving money, and reducing food waste while enjoying a beautiful and harder-working fridge. This book--part organizational guide and part food-prep handbook--is your guide. Author Kristen Hong adopted a nutrient-dense, plant-based diet in an effort to lose weight and improve her health. But amidst the demands of day-to-day life and a busy family, she found it impossible to stick to. The solution? A smarter, better-organized fridge that served her real-life needs. In this invaluable resource, you will discover how a beautifully organized fridge can make your life--including healthy eating for the whole family--easier. It covers general fridge organization (for all models and configurations) as well as shopping tips, storage guidelines, the best meal-prep containers, and more than 100 easy plant-based recipes made for meal prepping.

Home & Hobby Book Review

When I first saw the arc for Fridge Love by Kristen Hong on NetGalley, it was an automatic click request for me. I’ve been on TikTok University watching lots of women use a ton of containers to organize their food. But I’m a book learner, so I want instructions on how to do it, not just watch someone do it in 1 minute or less. I found Fridge Love interesting because it addresses both organization and food prep.

A Work of Art

This book will have your refrigerator looking like a colorful work of art. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone decided to blow up and frame some of the photos in this book. I am already using some of the organization and storage techniques, although it is far from the visual works of art displayed in the book. But my mason jars are getting put to use, now that they are temporarily relieved of their canning duty.

The Nitty Gritty of a Fridge

My fridge stays in a state of crisp disorganization. But the author, Kristen Hong, doesn’t just give you a way to re-organize your fridge. This woman gives you several options and includes the mechanics of how a high-functioning fridge will help you in everyday life. I’m not joking, she digs into the nitty gritty of how different fridge designs work and what to do to get them to operate to maximum potential.

The book is broken down into four parts:

  1. Practicing Fridge Love
  2. Fridge Settings, Cleaning, Storage, and Organization
  3. The Produce Prep and Storage Guide
  4. Recipes

Healthy Eating

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If your fridge looks like this, then definitely check out this book!

I loved the recipes section. There were lots of beautiful pictures for many of the recipes. But I love that it is included so that you have plenty of ideas on standby for how to create healthy meals from your fresh produce. For me that was a game changer as a busy mom. She also provides instructions on how to shop for and store an entire list of fresh fruits and vegetables. This will come in handy if you are transitioning to a lifestyle of fresh eating, as well as trying out new fresh produce. The author is a nutritarian, so she practices what she preaches.

A Functional Fridge & a Healthy Family Diet

By the time you are done, you will understand how your fridge functions, how to keep it organized, have cool tips for food storage and recipes up your sleeve. The likelihood of your food going to waste once you organize it will significantly drop. And the best part is, there is no need to be intimidated by taking on this task. She has several options illustrated for those who are just beginning to those who want to go full force with a transformation. As you read, you should have in mind which option works best for you and your family.

So if you are still in spring cleaning mode, take a moment to check out this gem, Fridge Love by Kristen Hong.

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2 responses to “Review: Fridge Love by Kristen Hong

  1. I might need to check this out for my daughter! My fridge doesn’t have nearly that much food in it, and things have very specific places (so NOT put bread, milk, eggs, cheese, or the compost bin in the wrong spot!), but I still somehow want to read this! I will say that it’s a lot easier to get the door/condiment situation in hand when there aren’t chidlren at home!

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