I read a lot of books especially about health and nutrition and generally find at least some little gem of information which sticks with me.
Recently, I read this rule which I have adopted and I wanted to share with you. (Unfortunately, I can't remember where I read it - sorry!!)
SNACK FROM YOUR FRIDGE. That's it - so simple yet really powerful.....
It makes sense really – the foods that have to be stored in the fridge are fresh – without added preservatives – full of healthy vitamins and minerals.
The foods which used to jump into my shopping trolley – cakes, biscuits, chips, corn chips, chocolate and sweets and find their way into my pantry don’t need refrigeration which means that they must contain preservatives, artificial colours, and flavours and are generally full of empty calories.
Now, I make sure that my fridge is filled with suitable snack foods – pre-prepared so that they are easy to grab when I am feeling peckish.
This week I have strawberries, blueberries, grapes, hummus, tatziki, salsa, boiled eggs, turkey breast slices, baby tomatoes, cucumbers, washed and sliced carrots and celery sticks, coconut yoghurt and cheese packed in individual portion controlled serves – plenty of variety and choices.
I know that whatever we grab to snack on is relatively low in calories and jam packed with nutrients for health and vitality.
I have made a conscious decision to avoid buying junk foods and empty calorie foods and bringing them into my kitchen – then there is no temptation.
I don’t want my fridge or pantry to sabotage my efforts.
Have you taken stock of the contents of your fridge and your pantry? Are they helping you or sabotaging you?
Have a wonderful week.