How To Stock Your Pantry & Fridge The “Healthy Way”
I always tell you that being prepared is half the battle.
It really is true and when I, for some reason am not prepared, that is when I fall off the wagon.
There have been days when I don’t have my healthy snacks made and in my fridge and the 3:00pm time comes around and I want something sweet and comforting and since there is nothing “healthy” available, that is when I am in the pantry looking for anything to put in my mouth, and it usually isn’t something healthy.
Come on, you know you do it too. I can’t be the only one that does it.
But when I have healthy options available its so much easier to eat healthy and to not eat foods that won’t help me reach my goals.
How about when you are cooking dinner or when the kids are eating a snack….. You know when they are eating chocolate chip cookies, or the brownies you baked them. Well, if you have healthy options available, its so much easier to fight temptations. One of my favorite healthy recipes to make and have in my fridge are my Chunky Monkey Protein Muffins and my Healthy Raw Brownies. So yum!
If my kids are eating something that I want but shouldn’t have, it makes it much easier if I have healthy brownies in the fridge. By the way, if you want to give your kids some HEALTHIER SNACKS, here is a list of the healthy snacks I give my 18 month old and 5 year old. I tell you why I give them these snacks and when. You will love this. Click here for the Kids Healthy Snacks List.
I promise, if you have healthy options available, it will be so much easier to eat healthy which means so much easier to lose weight.
In order to make my life easier, and help myself be more successful with my fitness and health goals and also those of my family, I make a meal plan every week. I make a grocery list, buy everything and then I just stick to it.
I actually follow my BeFit Moms Plan. Yep, I actually follow it myself. I don’t just tell my clients to follow it, I do too and that is why they are also super successful in their weight loss and lean and toned muscle gain.
Its so much easier to be successful when you have a written out plan of what you are going to eat everyday, with all the recipes and shopping lists and the food is actually delicious and your family loves it too.
I make sure I never put in my meal plans the 5 foods that can SABOTAGE anyone’s results. These 5 foods are cause so much inflammation in your digestive track that its quite hard, maybe impossible to burn fat. No wonder, why so many people “eat healthy” and “exercise every day”, but still don’t lose weight.
I put this into a nice list in a PDF and I added the 5 FOODS YOU MUST EAT in order to be able to lose weight and get toned and you you can download ithere so you can PRINT it and keep in your kitchen.
If you take these 5 foods out of your diet, you make yourself a meal plan and shopping list every week and always stock your fridge and pantry with the items I’m going to give you right now, you will be able to lose weight and get toned soooooo much easier 🙂
So here it goes.
Healthy Pantry List
- Brown & Jasmine Rice
- Brown Rice or Quinoa Pasta
- Low Sodium/Low Sugar Marinara Sauce
- Canned Beans (black, Cannelini, garbanzo)
- Canned diced tomatoes
- Oatmeal (I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free)
- Almond Flour
- Coconut Flour
- Flax Meal
- Chia Seeds
- Shredded coconut
- Unsweetened Organic Cocoa Powder
- Dairy & Gluten Free Chocolate Chips
- Freeze-dried fruit
- Stevia & Coconut or Brown Sugar
- Vanilla Extract (any other flavor extracts)
- Coconut oil
- Balsamic Vinegar
- Spices: Cinnamon, oregano, basil, Italian Seasoning, cumin, chili powder, onion and garlic powder.
Healthy Fridge List
- Plain Greek Yogurt
- Cottage Cheese
- Almond Milk
- Agave Nectar
- Dijon Mustard
- Organic Ketchup
- Lemons and Limes
- Fresh Deli Salsa
- Low Sodium Chicken Stock
Healthy Freezer List
- Frozen Fruit
- Frozen Chopped Spinach
- Frozen Shelled Edamame
- Frozen Brown Rice Tortillas or 100% Corn Tortillas
- Nuts (cashews, almonds, pumpkin seeds) in freezer they have a longer shelf life
Ok, so these lists are not including your fresh produce and your chicken, turkey, fish, etc.
The items in the lists above are foods I always have on hand. Because with these ingredients I can whip up any meal and snack.
Most of the items in the pantry list will take care of pretty much any healthy snack. I have tons of Recipes for muffins, pancakes and cookies on My Pinterest Page so make sure to go there and hit FOLLOW ALL. Once you have stocked up on all these items, you can pretty much make anything in any of my recipes.
I make 2 batches a week of healthy snacks to have in my fridge, and it makes eating healthy so much easier. I usually make some sort of muffin or pancakes and cookies. I never feel like I’m DIETING, and its awesome.
With these lists, if you stock up on them, you probably won’t have to restock for at least a month or so. And with these items, you can basically make any recipe on my website or Pinterest Page. And all super easy meals.
So if you stock up on all these things, all you have to do weekly, is get a few fruits, veggies, maybe some fresh herbs and your protein (chicken, fish, turkey, etc.) It will make grocery shopping super easy too.
I bet if you start doing this,you will eat so much healthier which will help you get better results.
Just make sure to control your “CHEAT DAYS”.
By the way, I wrote a really great post on Cheat Days, and what I do about them. I actually, have mastered them so I want to share my strategy with you because I find most people don’t get results because they CHEAT too much on the weekends and basically cancel out all the hard work during the week.
Ok, my friend, stock up on all these goodies and feel free to post a picture of your pantry, freezer or fridge all MMF STOCKED! Post it on My Facebook Page, I would love that 🙂
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