As you start to plan for your Paleo success this week, be mindful what you have available in your fridge. Let’s breakdown the hallmarks of what should be available to ensure that you are adherent and avoid the temptation to stray for your new healthy eating habits. So what’s in our fridge you ask? See below.
You don’t want to have a meal without some protein to satisfy your hunger and keep you satiated to your next meal. In the fridge today are the following protein sources:
- Eggs (Both Raw and Hardboiled)
- Rotisserie Chicken/Chicken Breasts
- Pre-made Chicken Salad
- Sausage (Lamb without preservatives or sugar)
- Salmon and Halibut (Frozen in the freezer)
Fruits and vegetables are wonderfully nutritious especially when compared to grains and legumes. Instead of getting “empty” calories, the fridge is stocked full of nutritious fruits and vegetables. Here are a few examples:
- Mixed Greens Salad Mix
- Bell Peppers
- Red and Yellow Onions
As you shift your primary fuel sources from carbohydrate to fat/protein, you learn how to efficiently use good dietary fats for energy. Some of the fats aren’t in the fridge, but here’s a profile of what’s in there and a few things in the pantry:
- Grass fed Pastured Butter/Ghee
- Coconut Milk/Cream
- Coconut Oil
- Olive Oil
- Almond Butter
- Nuts (Almonds, Walnuts, and Pecans)
You might think that all we are going to recommend is water, right? You really just need to make sure that whatever you are drinking doesn’t have added sugar or artificial sugar. Well, let’s have a little bit of fun with our beverages.
- Unsweetened Tea (Green, Oolong, or Black)
- Water (Bottled, Filtered, Tap, etc)
- Coconut Water (use sparingly Post Workout, read ingredients to make sure no added sugar)
- Seltzer/Club Soda
- Coffee (don’t get crazy and add a bunch of cream/sugar…try not to over consume)
That about wraps it up. The easiest way that we’ve found to make sure your fridge is stocked is to setup a weekly delivery with FreshDirect. That way, you are never worried that you might not have Paleo-friendly foods available.
How do you plan for the week??? Post to comments.