Want to take a sneak peek in my fridge?!

by Polly N on October 22, 2013

What have you got going on in your fridge?

Hands down, having an organized kitchen with lots of fresh produce is the one basic foundation which will help to transform your diet. Today I’m giving you a unique sneak peek into my kitchen, what I stock up with regularly and what I love to keep on hand to make my life easier!

Heads up! My fridge is normally a little more stocked than this. I took this photo mid-week by which time I had used up a fair amount of fresh veggies for juices and meals.

So here we go…take a peek inside my fridge

fridgepeek2R

Lemons, limes, oranges – I use lemons with almost everything. I love them. They are a daily staple for me from using them for hot water and lemon, adding to my juices and using for salad dressings as I normally use an acidic element.FYI – although lemons and limes are acidic fruit, they actually have an alkalizing effect on the body. (read this: 2 secrets to making a kickass salad dressing). I normally have an orange, carrot, ginger, apple and lemon juice in the mornings so having oranges on hand is always important for me.

Greens: I always like to have as many greens on hand as possible depending on season of course. Kale (cavalo nero), collard greens, romaine lettuce, spinach, parsley, basil, coriander and my favourite salad leaf, rocket are normally what you’ll find.

Nuts and seeds: ‘They’ say you should freeze your nuts to preserve them and prevent them going rancid. I simply don’t have the freezer space so I tend to rotate my nuts in my fridge and keep as many in there as possible and switching over as and when. I’m really not super strict about documenting when I change them over so don’ get caught up in the small details!

Nut butter: I tend to use Almond butter over other nut butters but on occasion if I’m making something special that requires a pecan or cashew nut butter, then I’ll buy what I need and keep the rest in the fridge. I use almond butter as a snack on celery sticks with raisins sprinkled over or in my Chocolate Nut Butter Cup recipe or my brother’s favourite recipe, Fudge Bombs!

Veggies: I like to keep courgettes on hand for quick and easy noodles, red and yellow peppers, white cabbage, broccoli, celery, beetroot and cucumber.

Fruit: I always have apples on hand to sweeten up my juices and as they’re low GI and have little effect on the bloodsugar which is always something I’m careful with thanks to what we know about the effects of inflammation. I like to have plenty of avocados, kiwi fruit, berries and pineapple.

Superfoods: I keep most of my superfoods in the cupboard but some do need to be preserved in the fridge like Bee pollen and maybe hemp seeds (?) (yes I’m naughty, I keep my hempseeds in the cupboard so I guess it comes down to personal choice and space!) I like to add One Nutrition Power Greens to my smoothies as that’s a great blend of spirulina, chlorella, wheatgrass, barleygrass and a brassica blend.  I also have some Blue Manna supplements which I like to take when I need to focus my brain and stay on point, which is kind of like everyday!

Sauerkraut / Kim Chi; I like to keep a jar of this in my fridge to give my good bacteria a boost and keep my gut healthy. I sometimes make my own and sometimes I like to buy this one.

Supplements: I keep my supplements in a separate cupboard but ensure my digestive enzymes and probiotics are kept in the fridge as this is imperative to their potency and lifespan.

Kombucha; I don’t drink a lot of Kombucha but I like to have some every time I fancy something a bit fizzy or that feels ‘naughty’. Kombucha is a naturally fermented drink which helps to improve and restore gut bacteria like probiotics do. I also like to make my own from time to time.

Coconut water; The range of coconut water in my fridge is ever –changing as there are so many great companies out there right now delivering really high quality products. This week I am using Jax Coco.

Udo’s oil – I like to use oils that are as beneficial as possible so I choose Udo’s because it contains the perfect amount of omegas needed for essential fats.

Chocolate! I have to say I used to have a huge sweet tooth, but since changing my diet, consuming more high vibrational foods and eating more greens, I really don’t crave sweet foods like I once did. I occasionally will snack on a piece of raw chocolate after my dinner but it’s quite rare and most definitely not something I make a frequent habit of.

cupboard

 

This is my cupboard of tricks! In here I keep my superfoods and nearly everything else I use regularly. In this and one other cupboard which isn’t worth photographing, I keep:

Maca

Lucuma

Spirulina

Chlorella

Chia seeds

Acai powder

Camu camu

Etherium Gold

Cacao powder

Carob powder

Cacao butter

Liquid Stevia

Tahini 

Organic alcohol-free vanilla extract, powder and bean

Sea veggies; nori, kelp noodles, arame, dulse (these are great additions to foods that need a salty boost. Seaweeds are also a great source of iodine and thyroid healthy.)

Psyllium Husks; I don’t use these very often but it does come in handy for some recipes

Raspberry powder: I bought freeze-dried raspberry powder for a specific recipe I was making at it enhances the recipe and is easy to store.

Beetroot powder: I made this by dehydrating some raw slices of beetroot and whizzing it up in a coffee grinder. It doesn’t have much taste but I find it useful for when I want to enhance the colour of something to more red or pink!

 

FREEZER

I only have a small freezer in which I keep Genius Gluten Free bread and Ezekiel bread, homemade raw chocolates and homemade nuts/seed breakfast bars. Bags of frozen bananas, bags of frozen cherries and berries and chopped tropical fruit that make the perfect smoothie. I also keep my liquid E3 Live which I add to make smoothies.

 

So, what do you like to keep on hand to keep you ticking over on the healthy highway? Tell me in the comments below. I hope this post has been useful for you

 

Related Posts with Thumbnails

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Kezia October 23, 2013 at 8:38 am

Love having a good nosey in somebody elses fridge! I love it that I am not the only one who nut seeds and nuts in the fridge (or freezer!)

Reply

Amber October 23, 2013 at 5:32 pm

I’d be interested to know more of your thoughts on buying coconut water in this country. I’d love to drink more but sometimes feel like there’s no point due to the pasteurisation. Am I missing out? Are there still lots of benefits even with the pasteurised stuff? Thanks Polly.
PS: Your fridge is so nice and clean!!

Reply

polly November 15, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Thanks Amber! There are some great coconut companies in the UK like Unoco (which i believe is raw), Cocofina, Cocoface and JaxCoco so maybe check them out if you haven’t? I’m not sure off the top of my head if any are pasteurised…

Reply

Anna October 27, 2013 at 6:14 pm

OMG best looking fridge and cupboard ever!

Reply

Anna October 29, 2013 at 5:22 pm

This is lovely!! From now on, I wil also keep my nuts ands seeds in the fridge!

Reply

Janice Charters December 22, 2013 at 9:57 am

Great Post! I was wondering if you activate your nuts and if you have a recipe for Sauerkraut please? Thank you :-)

Reply

polly December 31, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Hi Janice, I haven’t yet posted a recipe for Sauerkraut I’m afraid but google and you’ll easy find one. 😉

Reply

Leave a Comment

{ 1 trackback }

Previous post:

Next post: