I am super pumped about dinner tonight.
After we finish a truly eclectic mishmash of leftovers, our refrigerator shelves will be bare. We will have achieved Fridge Zero.
Why does this excite me?
Firstly, I despise wasting food and this is the exact opposite of food waste.
Three days ago I stared into the fridge and declared that we had
Since then I’ve made all of this — plus more.
We are decidedly not starving, plus it’s been surprisingly fun to see how to make the most of what we have.
Brain scientists tell us that imposing constraints can have a beneficial impact on creativity. I would have to agree.
So here is my challenge for you…
How many meals can you create after you’ve hit the point of “no food”?
My guess is that you can eat for another two or three days by being inventive (e.g. breakfast for dinner or dinner for breakfast), but let me know how long you lasted and what you created by leaving a comment below.
In all likelihood, you will also save money. In my work with clients, the cost of eating real food can be a huge obstacle for getting started on a healthy lifestyle (or sticking with it!), so consider this a creative solution to a very real problem.
I hope you’re a little more inspired for dinner tonight.