Heidi recently did a post about her fridge and cupboard essentials. Here comes mine! When I'm in a supermarket I always find it quite interesting to see what other people load off their shopping trolleys at the tills. But maybe I'm just exceptionally nosy...
We always have a lot of fruit in the house. The kids have bananas, pears, apples and berries as a snack or a dessert and I like having a grapefruit in the morning or an apple after a meal. And the avocados I eat in my salads or as a part of a snack most days.
Oatcakes are our "biscuits". I'll always have a few in my handbag when out and about with my girls. They're good with a bit of cottage cheese, salt and pepper on top too.
We always have Coconut Water in our fridge. I love it in smoothies to give them a bit of sweetness. The dark chocolate is my other half's... he's somewhat addicted to it. For me I can take it or leave it. Milk chocolate would be a different story. I'd never have a bar in my fridge, it would be in my stomach before I'd get home from the supermarket!
The milk we use mostly is rice milk. The kids and I love a porridge from James Duigan's Clean and Lean Diet book that's made of organic rolled oats, rice or almond milk and cinnamon. It's absolutely delicious!
Everything that's shown in this picture is consumed in large quantities in our household. Organic natural jogurt is something I could eat endlessly and so could the children. I love it just on its own but with nuts and berries it's one of my favourite treats. I've been trying to eat it less recently though as I'm finding that I definitely feel better without eating dairy. At least not very much of it.
The boring looking little tub next to it is hummus, which has been my addiction since I became a clean(ish) eater. It's clean indeed (especially if you make it yourself) but obviously highly calorific so a tub a day like I was doing at some point may not be the best idea ;-)
I make sure that I always have rocket and spinach in the fridge. I eat them with avocado, lemon juice, black pepper and himalayan salt nearly every day alongside a piece of fish, chicken or meat. I find that I don't use lettuce so much anymore, the darker green leaves have more taste to them. Not to mention more goodness.
Photographing our fridge didn't work out that well... the bright light is terrible and most things don't look very nice through a plastic! But on a normal day these shelves will be loaded with berries, vegetables, rye bread, feta cheese, cottage cheese, eggs, meat, fish and chicken. I avoid processed foods and buy as many things as possible organic.
At home all of us eat healthy. It's in a restaurant that our kids might have things like white pasta, chips or pizza. I normally go for the healthy choices when eating out too but you obviously end up consuming more butter, oil, salt and even sugar than you would at home. In a restaurant I also might end up having a sneaky dessert... A cheese cake, ice cream sundae or anything with gooey caramel will always be a winner for me!
What do you have in your fridge?