The Fridge Question

I’ve long had a question about fridges.


You know the basic idea of plates looking like this:



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Portions can be really confusing and people jump to excluding food groups or diets to ‘get healthy’. A plate like this helps build a good foundation for healthy eating. . . ?VEG = 1/2 the plate. Variety of colour. Can be fresh, frozen, canned. Raw or cooked. ?PROTEIN = Meat, eggs, tofu , legumes or nuts and seeds. Lean meat is key. Fat removed from steaks, lean mince, chicken breast and thigh, fish. Not crumbed, battered or processed meats. ?CARBS = 1/4 of the plate. Can include corn, bread, white or sweet potato, rice, pasta, cous cous. Wholegrain is best (but notice we’re including carbs in healthy eating!) . . By making this shift, even if you ate the same type of foods but changed the amounts – it would make a difference. This could even be a guide for lunch and dinner or how you order meals out (in the silly season that’s approaching). . . You don’t need to eat like this 100% of the time for every meal. But it’s a good guide to aim for most of the time. . . ✨I’ve got more detailed picture on my website (in my 7 pictures to master healthy eating post). Head over there to check it out.

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Why on earth aren’t fridges half crisper section then?


I know this sounds like a rhetorical, laugh it off, assholey question.


But I have genuinely wondered it for a long time. 


My last all-fridge had a tiny crisper section. We got Ben’s mum’s all-fridge when she moved and it’s still a fairly small portion of the overall capacity (though probably the largest crisper section I’ve ever had). 


So, why do you think crisper sections are so small, relative to the size of a fridge?


7 Replies to “The Fridge Question”

  1. That’s a great question and I don’t know the answer! Maybe someone who makes fridges should answer 🙂 #lifethisweek

  2. I wish I knew the answer! I have a decent sized fridge with a minuscule crisper – it just doesn’t make sense!

  3. One reason: The fridge design team doesn’t have a dietician 🙂 #lifethisweek

  4. What a fabulous question! I’m always complains that there isn’t enough room in the crisper. But I’ve never actually asked the question #lifethisweek Sharing

  5. What a fabulous question! I’m always complaining that there isn’t enough room in the crisper. But I’ve never actually asked the question #lifethisweek Sharing

  6. I see your reasoning.
    No idea.
    I love our fridge which we have had for years and years and is a two door on top fridge – open like a pantry and two doors underneath that house the freezer with drawers.
    Thanks for linking up for Life This Week. Next week, the optional prompt is 17/51 Life Stories#1 27.4.2020. Hope to see you there too. Denyse.

  7. Oh my goodness yes! I’ve never thought about it that way before, but yes.

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