Our Favorite #CleanOutTheFridgeDay Recipes

According to World Food Program USA, roughly 30 to 40 percent of the food supply in the U.S. is wasted, which is more than 20 pounds of food per person per month. With this shocking fact in mind, we’re sharing how we clean out our refrigerators and use leftovers to avoid adding to the massive amount of food waste in the US.


  • From years of watching Chopped on Food Network, I’ve learned that the best way to repurpose leftovers or pull together random food items is to incorporate them into a frittata.
  • Add any veggies you have on hand and top it with that avocado that’s been sitting on the counter for a little too long! Try this gluten and dairy-free recipe from Love and Lemons.

Charcuterie Board:

  • Chop up fruits and veggies, grab some crackers and dip them in leftover sauces, jellies, and jams that would otherwise go to waste.
  • Create your spread on a beautiful, wooden board from Anko to make any leftover look appetizing.


  • Incorporate fruit and mild-flavored veggies, like zucchini, that are on the verge of going bad into bread or muffins.
  • Try this Vegan and Gluten-Free Zucchini Muffin recipe from Beaming Baker - there’s chocolate involved! 


  • Freeze fruit and steamed veggies to prevent them from turning to the dark side.
  • When you’re ready to use, add your frozen fruits and veggies into smoothies for that dreamy, ice-cream like texture.

Fried Rice / Stir Fry:

  • For an easy meal that everyone in your family is sure to love, chop up leftover veggies, throw them in a pan with a little oil, and saute until soft.
  • To use up leftover sauces, mix a few together and taste along the way. You might just find a new combo you love!
  • Add eggs, tofu, or leftover rice to round out your meal.

Happy #CleanOutYourRefrigeratorDay! What steps are you taking today to reduce food waste and keep your fridge clean? Share with us on Instagram and Facebook.