What's in my fridge as a food blogger, mother, and weight lifter? It's a combination of simple ingredients that make assembling meals a breeze. I always have loads of veggies and fruit, along with a few specific staples: sauerkraut, spinach, and Arla cream cheese.
1. Arla cream cheese
Besides the fact that Arla only has four ingredients, I choose Arla because it's free of preservatives and hormones—whereas many other cream cheeses have stabilizers. We also love to use cream cheese in our sweet potato or cauliflower mashes and also on our sprouted bagels with tomatoes and basil.
I put spinach in omelets, smoothies, bowls of roasted veggies tossed with olive oil and lemon, sandwiches, and pressed juices.
Sauerkraut is great on crackers with hummus, bowls, sandwiches, and even by itself!
I typically eat the same stuff on repeat, so getting creative for the sake of my husband and babe is a good challenge! I'm obsessed with avocado toast, so I try to spice that up with these three fridge staples. Besides being delicious, my family loves it!
Beyond those three items, I'm huge on high-quality, real ingredients—in my opinion, less is more. There are three ways I try to ensure I'm feeding my family the best possible food. First, I buy much of my produce and grass-fed meat at my local farmers market. I know it's locally grown, fresh, and always enjoy speaking to the people who create my food! On top of that, I look out for the USDA Organic certification and, when I'm not at the farmers market, try to find grocery ingredients that are somewhat local. Finally, the meat I choose is always organic, grass-fed, and pasture-raised.
A typical grocery list for my family of three typically looks like this:
- Seasonal fruits and veggies
- 4 organic chicken breasts
- 2 pounds grass-fed lamb
- Organic sprouted sourdough bread
- 4 bottles of coconut water
- 2 bottles of unsweetened almond milk
- Sprouted flour grains
- 2 dozen Vital Farms pasture-raised eggs
- Dairy yogurt
- Sprouted hummus
- Healthy on-the-go snack bars
These items help me prepare easy meals and snacks—a must since my babe is only 10 months old and requires a lot of attention. When the little guy naps, I roast tons of veggies, cook up some meats, hard-boil eggs, and prepare grains for the week so we can grab meals and go.
Having healthy, premade meals is perfect for our busy schedules, as well. I try to prep these things for the week so we can always eat healthy, nourishing snacks when we don't have much time to cook.
I love our routine so much—it keeps us happy, healthy, and satisfied.