When I woke up yesterday morning, I, like most of the rest of New York City and many parts of the country, was shocked. But, when I scrolled Facebook, something else took over. I was hurt and saddened by so much blame and finger-pointing from all sides. Taking a break from social media was exactly what I needed. Whilw I considered holding this post until next week, I decided to move forward instead. I don’t talk politics publicly, but I will say my intentions are to continue spreading love through health and wellness like I always have. Yesterday I pored myself into work and spent some time in my kitchen – an escape for me – so what better time to show you what’s inside a health coach’s refrigerator.
A refrigerator is a highly personal appliance. It can tell you a lot about the person who owns it. Some refrigerators are neat and tidy others are messy. Some are bare and others are jammed full. As a Health Coach, I spend a lot of time in my kitchen and I re-stock my refrigerator every week, so today I’m opening mine up today so you can see what’s inside a health coach’s refrigertator.
We keep processed foods to a minimum to ensure everything is as real as it can possibly be. This is key when it comes to snacking because we have no choice but to reach for real food.
What’s inside a health coach’s refrigerator?
Vegetables // Lots and lots of leafy greens and other veggies in season. We usually have salad greens, broccoli and kale on hand at all times. This week I had just received a CSA box so we also had squash, beets, carrots, radish, bok choy and cabbage. I also have a container of cut up celery which I eat with almond butter in the morning before a workout. In this photo, I also have half a spaghetti squash in a glass container which I had steamed for dinner the night before.
Proteins // Since I’m a pescatarian, we eat a lot of seafood at home like wild salmon or cod. David always has some sliced tiurkey breast and we always have a dozen (or two) of eggs.
Dairy // You’ll see a small container of full fat Greek yogurt which David eats with berries. I don’t eat dairy and David is cutting back. I absolutely love Anita’s Creamline Coconut Yogurt which is a full fat non-dairy yogurt made locally from coconut. It’s not inexpensive, but it’s so worth the $10 price tag!
Drinks // David loves orange juice, but I don’t drink it. We both use almond milk and love the occassional Harmless Harvest coconut water. Not pictured is beer (David) and wine! Once in awhile we’ll open a bottle of red at home, rose in the summer.
Fruit // Berries are usually a constant. This week was raspberries. I always stock up on a few limes and of course, lemons for salad dressing and hot water with lemon and apple cider vinegar every morning.
Fats // Avocados and olives are always on hand. I also store chia seeds and hemp seeds in my fridge and we always have hummus. On this day, I had a container of superfood energy bites I had whipped up for a corporate wellness workshop.
Condiments // They run the gamut from BBQ sauce and ketchup (not mine) to apple cider vinegar and tamari, a wheat free soy sauce. You’ll also see coconut aminos, umeboshi plum vinegar, red wine vinegar and dijon mustard.
Miscellaneous// Things like nori, dark chocolate and some vitamins and supplements are there too.
Not in the Fridge // This isn’t a look inside my pantry but there are a number of staples we don’t store in the refrigerator: Mary’s Gone Crackers, full fat canned coconut milk, wild tuna, coconut oil, olive oil and nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews, pecans or a mixture).
Now that you know what’s inside a health coach’s refrigerator, tell me: what are your own healthy fridge or pantry staples?