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What's in my pantry/fridge

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Back in February I wrote a post about what I had on hand in the kitchen to help me make good choices for lunches to take to work & snacks. Here's that list:

Eggs & pasteurized egg white
Greek Yogurt
Apples
Lettuce
Herbal Tea
sprouted grain bread
peanut butter
berries
tuna in single serving containers

Today I created a list of what I have on hand now. Interesting how much longer it is, and how much more it relies on me combining ingredients to make something else.

Here's the new list:

Pasturized egg white & eggs
Ground flax (to toss into yogurt & to make muffins)
Chia seed (to toss into salads, yogurt & homemade granola bars)
Greek yogurt, in particular the Chobani Bites in coffee with dark chocolate chips
Ground almonds (to toss into the Chobani Bites)
Oatmeal (hot cereal, homemade granola bars)
Pumpkin seeds (salads, homemade granola bars)
Sesame seeds
Almond butter, unsweetened
Peanut butter, unsweetened
Unsweetened shredded coconut
Dried young coconut
Apples
Berries (fresh or frozen)
Sprouted wheat bread
Greens
Canned beans (garbanzo, white beans, kidney beans)

Eggs and Greek yogurt are a bigger part of my diet than they were before; I almost never drink milk now. Meat was never a big part of what I ate, and it still isn't a big part I'm eating lots more nuts and seeds. Protein and fat are important-it helps me feel full and satisfied longer. Recently I've also started buying super high quality chocolate, so rich and dark that a single square (about .1 oz) is enough to make me feel like I've enjoyed an amazing splurge.
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ICEDEMETER 10/19/2013 8:16PM

    I'm with ya on having an incredible amount of "ingredients" on hand - and very, very few things that are processed. The fruits and veggies can be eaten as they are, but everything else (the quinoa, and lentils, and barley, and wheat germ, and oat bran, and steelcut oats, etc.) all need to put together.

The great thing about that is that you can put them together so many different ways and in to so many different things, so the base "ingredients" can be used to suit whatever mood you're in.

I'd miss my milk, but the decadence of really good dark chocolate just can't be denied!

It's fun to see the variety grow and change over time, isn't it?!

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

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RIDLEYRIDER 10/19/2013 5:01PM

  I think you have made great choices here! emoticon

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