Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My Clean Eating Refrigerator

Hi Friends!!! 

Updated 10/16/13

I wanted to do a post of with pics of my whats in my fridge, mainly because I get asked "what do you eat" usually in a perplexed tone of voice. I generally just say "real food" and I know that can sound sarcastic even though I don't mean it to be. It's just that real whole foods do not have brand names.

This has been a few years in the making, so if this is where you want to be please do not be discouraged. I began by making small changes and eliminating or replacing one unhealthy item or group at a time. 

To be honest when I would watch those weight loss shows where somebody goes in and throws away everything and refills the kitchen with all healthy food, I would have two thoughts, #1 Wow how lucky they are to have a fresh start and #2 what a waste! I don't believe that is the best way to change your diet (as in lifestyle). I think we each have to make the choices that are right for us at the time and eventually we will get to where we want to be. I am very much still a work in progress. 

With all that said here you go a look inside my fridge...

  • Soy and Almond milks 
  • Condiments to make sauces and salad dressings. 
  • Vegan Mayo aka Veganaise 
  • Organic Chocolate syrup for My kiddo.
  • Chia drinks YUM! 
  • Wheat Germ (I put in in oatmeal) Flax-seed is in the freezer.
  • Lemon and Lime Juice, I also buy fresh but it is nice to have these just in case. 
  • Yogurts <--vegan
  • Tortillas 

  • Lots of fresh fruits and veggies think salads and stir fry and veggie sandwiches. 
  • Eggs for quick meal or snack  (Since I wrote this I stopped eating eggs)
  • Dates and Figs (snacks) 
  • Earth balance butter, It is a vegan butter I tried to do with out butter but I am not there yet. 
  • Miso paste for miso soups and dressings.
  • Tofu for dinners and in smoothies.
  • I also put the spinach and kale in my smoothies! 
  • Last but not least Cheese shhhh.... I am just not ready to say bu-bye to cheese either...one day... I no longer eat Cheese! 
As you have noticed there is no meat or cows milk, we have given these up totally. I do eat fish occasionally , I have canned tuna in the pantry and Salmon and Tilapia in the freezer

I will have to do a follow up pantry post.
but here is a quick summary

Canned fruits and veggies
Canned and dried beans
A couple of different kinds of rice
cereals like oatmeal and granola  
Olive oil I have replaced olive oil with coconut oil and avocodo oil.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Soy Sauce for my stir fry

Thank you for reading!