Sunday, April 10, 2011

Do you have a Skinny Kitchen?

     I was reading an article about how to stock a "Skinny Kitchen" and it stated that you should always have at least 6 "go-to" foods/meals on hand (healthy of course!). This really makes a lot of sense because I know that for me personally, when I run out of certain things, I tend to make worse eating choices. I'm always looking for new ideas so let's see what your foods are!

Here are mine (I did meals since there's no way I could narrow down to just 6 particular foods!):

1. My homemade "Super Salsa" (tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, jalapenos, radishes, limes) I eat this at least once on most days, sometimes more!

2. My homemade "Mexican Meatloaf" (ground chicken breast, super salsa from above, reduced fat shredded mexican cheese, fat-free sour cream, eggs, Quaker Guacamole tortillaz) This is probably my favorite meal :)

3. Non-fat plain yogurt w/Jell-O sugar-free, fat-free Cheesecake pudding mix and a Granny Smith apple (favorite snack)

4. PB2 (chocolate) on an Arnold multi-grain sandwich thin w/banana and strawberries

5. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts slow-cooked in crockpot w/BBQ sauce, then shredded, served over either whole wheat pasta with reduced-fat cheddar cheese, or mixed salad greens.

Hmmm... coffee is not a food right? What about Gu?

6. Original vegan boca burgers w/Laughing Cow light creamy french onion cheese and Asian stir-fry veggies with sesame oil.

With the exception of this past week (it's been bad, really bad) I basically eat those same things all the time. Or I have those same ingredients in different combinations.

Your turn!


Karla said...

my kitchen has a split personality!!! My daughter and I, we eat uber healthy.... now the husband

well I buy him the feeder bag size M&M's!!!

| PN | said...

My kitchen is getting thin, but it's difficult! My kitchen? She lives in the South. And she likes butter and cream and cheese.

So far, I've convinced her that brown rice and orzo are nice to have around and that unsalted butter is just as nice as salted butter. We've been slowly weening ourselves off the cheese. And I've not gone on a date with heavy cream in almost 2 months!

I've been stocking the freezer with stir fry veggies. And I have found I love Fage and Chobani. So, there is a LOT of that in the fridge.