Want to know what's in my kitchen?
Last month, I introduced you to my good friend Maria Baer, the badass behind The Baer Minimalist, and she showed us how to organize our pantry like a boss. This month, I thought it would be fun to share with you what’s in my kitchen.
As you can imagine, my house is full of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and nuts (let’s not eye roll too hard… I have a couple bottles of wine in there too). While I know it sounds a little too healthy to some, I have to keep this way. And I have to keep it this way because if my house is full of junk, I’ll eat the junk.
I’ve told you before that willpower finite. And as someone who has to leave house frequently, I use that muscle when I’m out and about. So, when I’m home, I need it to be easy if I’m going to stay on track. Because here’s the thing: What you have in your house determines what you eat.
If you have healthy food in your pantry, the likelihood you eat a healthy, home-cooked meal spikes. If you don’t have this stuff stocked, there is a good chance Chinese take-out is in your future. Right? Right. So, I keep my kitchen stocked with the good-for-you foods so that I eat good-for-me foods.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably wanting more good-for-your foods in your pantry and fridge. I love that and want that for you too. After all, eating home-cooked, healthy meals regularly has major benefits. For one, you know exactly what’s in your meals. As a result, you typically reduce your sugar and processed food intake. If that’s not enough, research shows you’re more likely to live longer when you eat at home. And for the environmentalists out there, eating at home reduces your carbon foot print. So, it’s a win-win-win-win.
That being said, building a healthy pantry and kitchen can be overwhelming. So, to help you build out your kitchen, I’m sharing my must-haves for the pantry and fridge through My Essential Pantry Playbook.
My Essential Pantry Playbook is a free guide (recipes and all) that I designed to help you throw together a healthy plate that tastes good in no time. Hear me when I say every time on this list in my house because I'm trying to eat healthy too. And if you use it, let me know how you like it! I always welcome feedback.
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