11 Foods Your Fridge Shouldn't Be Without

Where's the first place you go when you have the urge for something to eat? Most likely it's the refrigerator. When you open the door are you faced with the temptation of leftover pizza and chicken wings? Want to build a defensive wall of healthy foods to help resist the urge to snack on something you'll regret later? Here are 11 foods your fridge should always have. They are the "no excuses to eat junk food" foods you can depend on to ensure you stick to a healthy diet.

Glass container of tap water: It's a lot cheaper than bottled water from a store. Use it to quench your thirst anytime. Water tastes better ice-cold from the fridge and could help you resist that urge to reach for a soda. A glass container is less apt to impart off flavors to the water.

It's a well-proven trick to drink first, when you think you're hungry. It will temporarily fill you help, will give you time to resist the temptation, and may prove it was just thirst after all.

Fresh orange juice: Packed with vitamin C, and now often fortified with calcium, it’s a refreshing wake-up drink that ensures a healthy does of immune-boosting vitamin C as well as other disease-preventing phytochemicals.

Eggs: One of nature's most nutritious, original ”fast foods,” eggs are an instant protein-packed breakfast item, or they can easily be transformed into a gourmet dinner treat as an omelet with lots of fresh vegetables and low-fat cheese tucked inside. Keep a few organic hard-boiled eggs on hand for a ready-to-grab, nutrient-dense food.

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