What's Inside Our Fridge


Look, we get it, this eating at home business can be a lot to take on. Let’s be real, sometimes it’s a whole lot easier to let someone else to the hardwork and heavy lifting for you. Sometimes the pizza delivery guy can double as your superhero and the Chick-Fil-A drive through can save the day! Cooking at home and meal planning and prepping and grocery shopping can get real old real fast--even for us--and we aren’t even dealing with husbands and kids who can sometimes be super picky and crazy critical!

But the hard truth that we all have to face is that we cannot live off of pizza and fast food chicken. We know that it’s just not good for our tummies or our wallets in the long run. So how can we do this? How can we take on this huge home cooking challenge without feeling extremely stressed and overwhelmed? I mean I don’t know about you, but I’m not looking to roast a chicken and stuff a bunch of peppers every day. I just don’t have time for that.

We’re going to dive into this a bit this week and we’re going to start somewhere super simple. We’re going to start with the basics. When the planning and prepping feels like too much and too great a task to take on--Today we’re going to share with you our standard stock up at the grocery store. What are the things that we always have on hand, our go-to's, our staples. These are the things that we know we can always work with. It looks different for me and D and it’s going to look different for all of you. It may take a bit of time to experiment and see what the family favorites are. But once you figure that out, this can be really simple and routine!


Here are the things I keep stocked in the fridge:

Eggs

Natural Peanut Butter

Bacon

Bars 
(Sometimes I get Atkins breakfast bars, or I get my favorite snack bars from Aldi's.)

Cheese

Almond flour

Mama Lupe's low carb tortillas

Ground beef 

Rotisserie Chicken

Salad

Cauliflower 

French-style green beans

Philadelphia cream cheese

Kerrygold grass-fed butter

Pepperonis 

Pizza sauce

What I make with this:
Granted I do live on a Keto diet, here are my go-to meals with my basic groceries that I keep in the house.

-Tacos

-Taco salad

-Hamburgers (without a bun)

-Eggs & bacon 

-Keto pancakes

-Roasted Cauliflower

-Keto pizza

-Grilled chicken salad

-Green bean casserole 

-Breakfast burrito



Almond Milk

Natural Peanut Butter

Dark Chocolate

Eggs

Hummus (I change it up from week to week)

Lentil/Chickpea Pasta

Spinach

Dressing

Salad Toppers

Nuts (I change it up weekly)

Frozen Veggies (so many)

Butter (splurge for the good stuff)

Frozen Fruit

Bananas (just a few for me or they go bad and get wasted)

Veggie Chips

Trader Joe’s Vegan Pesto (I use it on EVERYTHING)

Trader Joe’s Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Gnocchi

What I make with this:
You’ll notice I don’t have any meat or dairy or gluten on my list. I am not vegan (on purpose anyways) and I have nothing against any of those things, my tummy simply is not happy when I eat them, so I just don’t.

-smoothies for breakfast or a snack or sometimes both (half and half)

-trail mix for a quick morning snack at work

-salads

-veggie/pasta dish (on repeat people)

-omelettes

What are some items you keep stocked in the fridge?

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