Healthy Fridge | One Week, One Person.

I was glad to arrive home yesterday evening after a long, but absolutely fantastic weekend. After a full day at the office and a much-needed trip to the grocery (remember this empty fridge?), I basically got a total body workout in from the multiple trips unloading my groceries and luggage from my car up and down the flights of stairs. I was pretty wiped out. No matter how relaxing my weekends away are, the driving can get to you because you pack so much driving in a short amount of time.

There was so much to catch up on when I got home, so I knew I needed a protein, energy packed dinner. I bet you can’t guess what I had for dinner. Here’s a clue: it was green, it was delicious and it was gone in 60 seconds. My Green Monster Smoothie!

After downing the smoothie, I did a very deep cleaning of my fridge before restocking with the groceries I purchased. I don’t like to overstock the fridge. When I grocery shop, I generally stick to the perimeter of the store where I find fresh produce. By not shopping the inner aisles, I am avoiding the all too tempting cookie and baking aisles. The only times I venture away from the edge of the grocery is when I need to purchase my stock  items like oatmeal, tuna and frozen vegetables.

As I talked about in yesterday’s post, I go visit the grocery once a week, usually on Sunday’s except when I travel. This helps me focus on healthy choices for each week ahead. Plus, I stick to a pretty tight grocery budget and sticking to staple items keeps me from spending frivolously on things that I don’t need and things that I know aren’t healthy.

Here’s a peek inside what my typical fridge looks like. You may think it’s still a little bare, but since I just have to make meals for simply one, aka me, this is plenty.

You’ll notice:

  • I LOVE eggs. I really do have an omelet almost every. single. day. There are vegetables for my omelet like Roma tomatoes, Vidalia onions, organic spinach, tuna
  • Greek Yogurt. I can’t say enough about it. I have several different varieties in fridge this week. I’ve decided to figure out my favorite brand/flavor and review them for you. Stay tuned…
  • Krema Creamy Peanut Butter. Seriously, this is my favorite peanut butter out there. (I am not getting paid or was given anything to say that.) I particularly like this peanut butter because of its nutrition facts: the only ingredient is peanuts. There is no added salt, sugar or hydrogenated oils. This is the peanut butter I use in my smoothies.
  • I keep some fresh fruit to add in my oatmeal, enjoy in fresh salads, or try in smoothies.
  • A random Subway sandwich. I’m definitely a stay at home and cook your own food kind of girl, but I am impressed with Subway’s choices. Have you read any of the Eat This, Not That books? They always rate Subway as an “A” restaurant. I took advantage of Subway’s  April BOGO promotion yesterday when traveling back. I’m always one for a delicious, nutritious meal. This one is basically a 6 inch Veggie Delight, no cheese/dressings, and with added an egg white patty for protein. It’s on wheat bread.
  • What you can’t see: In my crisper drawer, you’ll find a BIG bunch of kale and A couple bunches of organic spinach.

Of course there are other items, but that’s the highlight reel of my typical, healthy fridge.

You may be interested to know that I recently added a “Contact Me” page at top of this website. You can follow me on Twitter where I like to post photos, follow me on Pinterest where I pin health and fitness interests, or you can email me with questions, interests, discussions, ideas, etc. I love to hear from you!

Well, I’ve got to hurry on off of here and work on a little side project I’m working on for The Registry, a lovely bridal registry located in Historic Franklin, Tennessee. Then I’m off to my “real job” at the office.

Wishing you all the best. katie


What are typical items in your fridge? Give me the “highlight reel” of your fridge.


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