In an effort to be transparent and show you what really goes on in my kitchen, I am taking a #shelfie. This is a typical Sunday night "set-yourself-up-for-success" shot - meal prepped and fully stocked for the week. See below where I go shelf by shelf and dissect what's in my fridge. Show me your #shelfie on Instagram. I'd love to see how you keep it clean and adequately nourished!
This fridge is stocked for myself, my husband and yes, even our dog Henry, who gets meal prepped too!
Top Shelf: If I am not making nut milk, which is frequently, I will go for Omilk cashew milk. It is my absolute favorite store-bought nut milk right now, which I use to top my oats. I always have some fermented veggies on hand, either sauerkraut or kimchi, as a source of probiotics. I usually eat it along side a grain bowl or with salad. This is Mama O's Super Spicy Kimchi, a little too spicy for my taste, but I like the brand.
Next up is an avocado, I will stick my very ripe avocados in the fridge to arrest the ripening process. Also on the top shelf are: raw sheep's milk cheese from Foragers Market, organic grass-fed unsalted butter, organic hummus, coconut oil sautéd red cabbage, Health Ade kombucha, and Siggi's plain yogurt - my go to yogurt. I love the texture and taste. I typically buy the plain flavor to stay clear of added sugars and will top with fresh fruit to sweeten naturally.
Middle Shelf: Biodynamic wine, shiitake mushrooms for bacon, cooked chickpeas ready to be tossed into a salad or made into poppers, baby carrots for snacking with hummus, citrus for snacking and using for dressings. Sometimes I batch cook oats for a quick and nutritious breakfast -this combo has dried cranberries and orange zest. Vital farms pasture raised eggs, and fresh herbs for garnishing. Having fresh herbs on hand is the ideal way to step up a dish and add life and vibrancy, especially in the winter months.
Bottom Shelf: I make my dog, Henry, his food once a week which consists of poached organic chicken breast, brown rice, peas and carrots. Next is roasted cauliflower and broccoli for using in salads and bowls throughout the week, and some chicken soup aka Jpen that I made for my husband who was a little under the weather. When we eat animal proteins we make sure to buy humanely raised, hormone and antibiotic-free meat. Next is fresh berries and a giant box of kale. Although I try to avoid buying greens in plastic containers, sometimes, when I have a very busy week and not enough time to properly meal prep, I will buy packaged greens in bulk. There is no denying the ease of pre-washed greens. Finally, organic local whole milk for coffee and Siggi's filmjölk in plain. Filmjölk is similar to kefir and has probiotics and protein. I like to drink it plain, top my oats, or granola with it.
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