Monday, July 11, 2011

Welcome to my refrigerator!

You'll notice the outside of my fridge has been beautifully decorated by two wonderful artists!

Meet the artists

Inside my refrigerator you'll find TONS of veggies and fruit.  You may even find "a little spinach".  Get it?

 My best tip for eating well is to have healthy things on hand that are ready to grab and eat.  You'll see that I have tons of cut up veggies.  I also have a container of chicken meatloaf muffins.  Yum!

I find myself making my favorite protein pancakes most mornings for breakfast.  Therefore, I always have plenty of liquid egg whites and cottage cheese on hand.  Oh, and the nasty looking thing hanging out in front of the cottage cheese is actually homemade pesto and not nasty at all.

In the picture above you'll notice half and half.  Here's the deal on that one:  I've tried everything else in my coffee. This is what I like.  I figure a few tablespoons of half and half in the morning won't kill me. 

I love almond milk in my smoothies.  Without a doubt, homemade almond milk is the best.  But it's summer and I feel too busy for almond milk making right now.  So, store bought it is.

We are not a soda drinking family.  I love to keep some mineral water (bubble water, as my kids call it) in our refrigerator.  Truthfully we don't go through mineral water very quickly either.  It's a rare treat.

What you can't see from the pictures...
We do have some purchased salad dressing but for the most part I like to make my own.
There's ground turkey breast hiding in the back for my favorite turkey burgers.
I keep tons of Asian and Indian spices in my refrigerator so I can easily spice up a meal.
And, last but not least, I didn't clean for you.  :)  Maybe next time.

What is in YOUR refrigerator?


  1. Anonymous:
    I buy both ground turkey breast and ground chicken breast from the co-op where I shop. I do have a meat grinder attachment on my food processor so we have also just purchased chicken breasts and ground them at home that way. :)

  2. Hi Shelley!

    Good to see you blogging again. I've been thinking about you and wondering how you're doing. I hope you've been having a great summer. We've been busy around here:

    Emily graduated in May. We finished school and then the girls and I went to England and France for most of June. It was amazing (see blog post for photos and more details). Up to the cabin for the fourth of July and then the girls went to Lifest (Christian Rock Festival in Osh Kosh) for a week.

    Now everyone is back home and we are getting ready for the county fair in less than two weeks! Busy, busy, busy...

    I want to get back into a healthy eating groove, but confess we are not quite there yet. Thanks for the inspiration!


  3. SHELLY!!

    Wow I am so glady ou can't see into mine! But this is just what I need to clean that baby out...not a ton of cleaning to do it is usually empty these days but a good reminder to clean fill it up with good food! And hopefully one of these days I will be as prepared as you & get some fresh veggies ready to have on hand...I am kinda living on watermelon since the watermelon window is so short...but I should get back to smoothies for breakfast, had a good run with those when I was pregnant! Thanks Shel!

  4. Wow, you're so inspiring! I am a huge fan of almond milk and the spinach. :)

  5. I LOVE your blog! I hope you can find your inspiration and start writing again, you're great at it!

  6. So true. A little bit of effort here in having healthier choices on hand can go a long way towards healthier eating. I find that limiting the amount of "junk" food around helps a lot too.

  7. Wow, you are amazing! Great job on stocking up on healthy stuff!


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