Sharing my kitchen with my parents is a constant struggle. my mom is always getting on my case about storing ‘too many things in the freezer’. I dislike bottom drawer freezers, such a waste!
So, to do this post i pulled everything that was mine out of the pantry and fridge, because it was quite scattered. Forgive me for the no organization, but i had to leave a ton of mason jars in texas when i moved, and i haven’t replenished yet 😦 They will soon all be in 12-20oz mason jars and look pretty in the cabinet!
Grains: Here I have white quinoa, red quinoa, brown rice, black rice, oats, puffed millet, hulled millet, and I included chickpeas in this picture for some reason.
Beans: Here I have black and pinto beans in their bulk bag- and also after i had soaked, sprouted, and cooked them, I separate them into 3/4 cup portions and freeze the baggies so I can defrost some beans the night before and they are already sprouted!
Baking: Raw coconut nectar, maple syrup, coconut sugar, protein powder, cacao powder, canned pumpkin
Flours: Garbanzo flour, sorghum flour, brown rice flour, arrowroot starch, coconut flour, oat flour. I use oat, sorghum and brown the most.
Fridge: Heres just the random things from my fridge, salsa, teriyaki, ketchup, almond milk, tempeh, and homemade greens pesto in the container
Freezer: frozen berries and vegetable medleys (from trader joes), ezekiel products, soaked/sprouted/cooked grains (brown rice and quinoa) into 3/4 cup portions, wild alaskan salmon, tilapia, gulf shrimp, the turkey burgers and mini ice cream bars were a treat, they are normally not there :p but the bars are sweetened with erythritol!
Nuts/fats: EV coconut oil, avocado oil, raw sunflower seeds, raw pepitas, raw brazil nuts (get that selenium!) and some hemp for smoothies 🙂
Snacks: organic tortilla chips, organic potato chips sometimes, organic popcorn, and dried cranberries
Other things we keep stocked at my house that I couldn’t get good pictures of:
The fridge is normally cleaner but we had people over the past few days. There is always bell peppers,green onions, romaine lettuce, baby spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, all berries, apples, pears, lemons, pineapple, peaches, avocados, mung bean sprouts, carrots and snap peas. Sometimes we get some mango (like we got at costco the other day!)
My parents eat pretty healthy, but they don’t want to give up gluten and dairy. They normally eat feta or goats cheese which is better, and the only gluten they get is from toasted bread in the morning. Unfortunately, we are not in a financial position to buy all organic. We wash and soak our produce in the apple cider vinegar wash and a produce wash. I do convince them to buy organic chicken and grass fed beef when we make it. You can be toooo picky when your parents pay for the groceries!
If you were wondering, I tried being full vegan for about 2 months, and it was exhausting trying to get enough calories and all my nutrients in. My body didn’t like it much, so the max I have now is once a day at night. Though I aim for 4x a week now.
Ill go through periods of time where i am stricter BD, and times where i let myself stray. I find this very important for my long term goals since I’m only 23. I don’t want to live my whole life feeling ‘deprived’ so when certain cravings come I let myself have it (normally breads/chips) I try to stay away from refined sugar. The only time I really have it is when I go out and get a cranberry vodka, but i usually choose wine 🙂
So i’ll recap my day to day
Breakfast: hot lemon water, probiotics, green juice + berries or apple/pear
Lunch: another serving of fruit + romaine/baby spinach salad + 1/2 avocado + chopped tomato/salsa + any little extras i wanna add + some tortilla chips, & carrots [or ill make a green protein smoothie]
Snack: some nuts, frozen grapes, raw veggies
Dinner: 5 oz of a meat of choice (preferably a type of seafood) + green salad or 2 types of steamed/roasted/grilled veggies (asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels, sweet potato, yam, bell pepper, corn, onions – are the favs) + a sprouted grain. Sometimes ill make a big mexican salad with sprouted quinoa and black beans, romaine, tomatoes, bell pepper, organic corn, avocado, and maybe add a meat to it, sometimes not though. Or else i do a segmented dinner and just had 3 or 4 different things on the plate. But you can guarantee that it had tons of lemon and garlic on each component!! 🙂
Dessert: dried fruits or popcorn 🙂
Love you all thanks for following!!!