What’s In My . . . Fridge!

Celebrity Trainer Heidi Powell show us what's in her fridge - Learn more at http://HeidiPowell.net/1943

Ever wonder what the Powell Pack piles in their fridge? While this does change often, depending on what “kick” we are on or how long we are in town, this list and picture pretty much sums up our staple cold items.

I bet you’re wondering if I actually went shopping for foods for these pics, or if I had to clean out some of the bad stuff. Believe it or not, our fridge looks like this MOST of the time. I will admit though – I did do a slight reorganization before I snapped the shot ☺. With so many hands in and out all day long, it rarely looks this neat!

So “what is in your fridge” you ask? Here you go!

  • Almond Milk, vanilla unsweetened – Tons of it. We only have 4 in there right now, but we usually stock no less than 6-8!
  • Naked Juice, Green Machine  – Cash’s new favorite drink, and one of my all-time favorites. We guzzle this stuff when we don’t have time to juice.
  • Water – I ALWAYS keep one cold bottle of water in the fridge for my protein shakes…and get so upset when the kids take this out to drink and leave it out. There is nothing worse than a warm protein shake! But nothing better than a cold one ;).
  • Pineapple – Or “ap-o” as Cash calls it. Pre-cut makes it more convenient for us to eat.
  • Strawberries – We only have one container in this pic, but a few days ago there were three. Berries are SO low in calories and high in antioxidants! We usually also stock blue and blackberries. Mmmm.
  • Corn Tortillas – A staple around here.
  • Cilantro Jalepeno Hummus – We rarely buy hummus, but Matix tried a sample in Trader Joes the other day and was hooked!
  • Apple Sauce, unsweeneted – Entire family favorite. And great for baking!
  • Prunes – Ummm…these keep us all regular, if you know what I’m sayin’.
  • Avent Bottle with my Secret Formula – Cash IS 2, and Cash STILL drinks a bottle. Hey, it helps him get some incredible nutrition, so I can’t say no!
  • Udo’s 3-6-9 Oil – Ah-mazing! And one of the ingredients in my baby/toddler formula.
  • Carlson’s Cod Liver Oil – CP’s favorite way to talk fish oil. It’s not bad with the lemon infusion.
  • Bod.e Burn (protein energy drink)– Addicted. That’s all I’m gonna say. You can’t see the sides of the fridge, but they are LOADED with more cans of Burn.
  • Vemma NEXT, liquid kids vitamins – Yes, these are for the kids, but Chris and I drink them too ☺. The most delicious way to get your vitamins. Not to mention totally convenient in the proportioned bottles.
  • Ezekiel Bread, low sodium – For Matix’s lunches. He loves this, thank goodness!
  • Eggs – The incredible, edible, egg. Enough said.
  • Egg Whites – For a recipe, but have some left over :-)
  • Mixed Greens, organic – I eat this by the handful. Keeps me fiber-full!
  • Broccoli and Cauliflower, precut and prewashed – Makes veggies easy.
  • Fuji Apples – Can’t go wrong with these, and great for juicing!
  • Lemons – GREAT for juicing too!
  • Apple Slices, prepackaged – We prefer whole apples, but sometimes we need a snack in a hurry! These are perfect.
  • Squeezable Greek Yogurt – Kids love these protein-packed treat!
  • Almonds, raw – The nut that has too many health benefits to name. Oh yeah, and they taste amazing.
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese – We don’t use often, but is great to have around for extra flavor every now and then :-)
  • Nitrate-Free Deli Turkey, low sodium – Yummy in salads!

What’s in YOUR fridge???


135 Comments

  1. Hailey - January 13, 2014

    I need a total fridge make over! and possibly a pantry one as well, if you seen mine you would know why!!

  2. Arley - December 2, 2013

    Heidi, What are the benefits of almond milk over regular milk? Thanks!

  3. MeganG - October 10, 2013

    what are the ingredients in Cashy’s drink??

  4. Gabriela tucker - September 9, 2013

    Wow… I trout we were doing pretty good, but it looks like we need to minimize whats in our fridge. We always have fruits and vegetables , cheese, nitrate free lunch meat, but we have tons more :)

  5. mary chandler - August 31, 2013

    Heidi I have Chris’ book, does he have a video of the different excercises. It would make it easier for me to do.
    Thanks, Mary Chandler

  6. Godsfave from Canada - August 19, 2013

    This may be a super-silly question, but how do you get off of sweets?? I eat a lot of fruit (all the “erries”), I start the day with a greens smoothie, and no matter how stuffed my lunch bag is with good stuff, by the end of the day I’ve ingested enough junk to give a small town diabetes :-( Any suggestions would be really appreciated…. Love your site!

  7. Tina Francis - August 13, 2013

    Heidi,

    Do you still drink the bode drinks now that you are pregnant?

    Thanks :)

  8. Mendy Drown - August 9, 2013

    Nice…something to look up to for sure. We have started drinking a lot of naked juice…using it in smoothies and freezer pops and such. Then I just saw they have been sued for false claims of being all natural. Did you see that? What do you think about it? I am concerned but it is so good!

  9. Mary Beth Braun-Hanson - August 9, 2013

    Thank you for sharing this information! Nice to get different ideas from people who are leading a healthy lifestyle.

  10. Anne debisschop - August 9, 2013

    Do you ever purchase frozen fruits? I’ve been buyig frozen unsweetend blueberries. I was wondering if that is healthy

  11. Anne debisschop - August 9, 2013

    Love getting a sneak peak of what is in a healthy persons fridge and the healthy things I should have in my fridge at all times. Thanks for the fridge pic :)

  12. Lisa Catallo - August 9, 2013

    I was glad to read that you did reorganize things before taking the picture! I can’t imagine our fridge staying that organized for long!

  13. Heather Whitney - August 9, 2013

    For someone working on budget what is a good way to get healthy substitutes to some of the items you have. Its amazing that you are so open with your family and life. Thank you

  14. Angel Casto - August 9, 2013

    love it! I’ve got to find that hummus!!!

  15. Nikki Roberti Miller - August 9, 2013

    I feel like we have most of this stuff in our fridge already but maybe its our organization that trips us up. Your fridge looks so appeal and organized. I may have to do some shuffling around. Thanks for the inspiration! :-)

  16. Katie - August 9, 2013

    Thanks for the great ideas! :)

  17. Eva - August 9, 2013

    So inspiring to see some seriously delicious food! Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring!

    And I am very curious about your “Secret Formula”! My little guy is dairy and peanut allergic and still on a bottle too. We have him on hypoallergenic “junior formula” (he’s 20 months) and its soooo expensive. Would love to hear of any nutritious alternatives if you’re willing to share?!

  18. Holly Bialczyk - August 9, 2013

    Everything here sounds great, except the prunes, lol. And I love the picture of the fridge. We only have a 22 cu. ft. fridge. We just moved into a new house and it came with a stainless steel fridge. It’s beautiful, but just too small. We can’t buy that much food because it’s too difficult to find anything when it’s full. You have to pull things out to get what’s in the back. We’ve been looking at French Door with the drawer. They are really nice, but we can’t get one until next year. We had budgeted for it when we moved, but my son went off to college and we bought him a used car instead.

  19. Kim - August 9, 2013

    How on earth do you keep your fridge so organized??? LOL or is it just like this for the picture? Looks so healthy and I wanted to say, I wanted to order the Bod-E Burn and Vemma, my sister is a brand seller, but, I am in Mexico for 2 years for my husbands job and she could not get any support on trying to find out how to ship it here. Any suggestions? Thank you!!!!

  20. Lori Travis - August 9, 2013

    I drink Diamond Brand Almond Coconut milk. I tried the unsweetened but I just don’t like the taste of unsweetened. Is what I’m drinking still ok? I stopped drinking milk a few months ago and I love milk. This seems to be a good alternative. I think?

  21. Mary Thomis - August 9, 2013

    Inspiring choices – I need to make some changes in my fridge!

  22. Sean Ryle - August 9, 2013

    Why raw almonds? Is there a benefit to having them raw or do you toast/roast them yourself?

  23. Priscilla Guerra - August 9, 2013

    Thanks. I always wonder what trainers have. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Shannon Cardona - August 9, 2013

    Can you share how you make the baby formula?? I’d love to eventually try that with my little one :)

  25. Caitlin Strayhorn - August 9, 2013

    Looks like my fridge.

  26. michelle miller - August 9, 2013

    hi heidi!!! it’s funny i have unsweet almond milk set up just like you do in the fridge! lol i loved this blog! thanks!!

  27. Allison - August 9, 2013

    Looks great!

  28. Heidi - August 8, 2013

    My dream fridge contents :)

  29. sandra - August 8, 2013

    I love food, but only in a healthy way. So just like your fridge mine is similar :) the best way to keep the body and mind close to each other to have a good and healthy meal

  30. Cynthia O'Keef - August 8, 2013

    Healthy AND organized. That’s so cool Heidi!

  31. Troy Dawson - August 8, 2013

    My fridge is another story in itself. LOL!!! I’ll leave it at that. But It is filled with Bottled Water. Can’t live without it. Just need to transform mine to have more healtier stuff as I say,than the so called Junk that is in it now, except of course of my Water!!! LOL!!! It’s good to Smile!!! :)

  32. leslie carlucci - August 8, 2013

    It is so helpful to see how healthy and organized your refrigerator is… Even though I know what I should do…it’s hard to get my brain to go along with it. I’ll have to get some of the Almond Milk.

  33. Nicole - August 8, 2013

    Very cool of you to show the inside of your fridge! Thanks for the details of what is inside too, can’t wait to give a few of your item suggestions a try :)

  34. Kim Gunner - August 8, 2013

    I could learn a great deal from you. Im loving all your posts. Thanks for being so caring and compassionate about peoples healthy life sucess. You both inspire me.

  35. Holly Johnson - August 8, 2013

    Great tips!! Thanks Heidi

  36. Valerie - August 8, 2013

    I think the only thing similar in my fridge is eggs… @_@

  37. Tammy - August 8, 2013

    A great guide and thanks for the sneak peek!

  38. Grace - August 8, 2013

    Looks like I need to change some of my fridge!

  39. Tiffanybanner - August 8, 2013

    Preparation has to be one of my biggest problems I need to learn to cut up thr veggies and fruit as soon as o bring it home.

  40. Rachel Bailey - August 8, 2013

    Love it! It’s hard NOT to eat good when your fridge looks like that!

  41. Shakira Kelly - August 8, 2013

    Very cool. I have my little guys into Greek yogurt. Those squeezables look like a great choice for back to school

  42. Tanya T - August 8, 2013

    I am a huge fan of naked juice. Its great to add to smoothies :-) And egg whites are my favorite breakfast. :)

  43. Jennifer - August 8, 2013

    SO far I’ve tried the Ezekiel 4:9 tortillas. They’re pretty yummy haven’t tried the bread yet my Whole Foods was out. We always have fruit in the fridge my daughter (Sophia, 2) loves fruit, wish I could say the same about veggies but we’re getting there.

  44. patricia griffith - August 8, 2013

    What type of corn tortillas do you buy?

  45. april - August 8, 2013

    I love the kids yogurt! I have never seen those before! Thanks!

  46. Stefani - August 8, 2013

    your fridge looks yummy!! lol

  47. Brandon - August 8, 2013

    Wow. My fridge is crap compared to this haha

  48. Kate Pierce - August 8, 2013

    Thanks for sharing! Keeps me inspired to keep going! You guys are awesome!!

  49. Amber Jones - August 8, 2013

    I absolutely LOVE this blog! I am about 40 lbs more than what Alyssa from episode 3 was when she started so any information and motivation is always welcome. Thank you for sharing.

  50. Rosie Hernandez - August 8, 2013

    Love that your kids eat and drink all the healthy goodies. My little guy is 8 and is a very picky eater! He always will try new things, but gags most of the time. He will drink the Naked juice though! You and your husband are so amazing! Thank you for sharing your knowledge! You are changing so many lives.

  51. Crystal - August 8, 2013

    Love that you are so open wish mine was this organized

  52. Maciej Aleks Cybulski - August 8, 2013

    I love how organized your fridge is!!! But I’m sad that you left Arizona… it seems you moved to Colorado?

  53. Laurie - August 8, 2013

    Thanks for the look into your fridge! The grocery list is very helpful! :)

  54. Janet Ivens - August 8, 2013

    I WISH my fridge looked like this… healthy AND organized!

  55. Kimberly Andrews - August 8, 2013

    Eating healthy is one of the biggest struggles for me. Both financially and personally.

  56. angelina kelly - August 8, 2013

    you have some awesome stuff in your fridge! i try to have all these things as well. we go thru sooo much fruit tho and not enough veggies help!!!

  57. Zuzana Mesárošová - August 8, 2013

    I want to have fridge like this at home! :)

  58. Trevon McClure - August 8, 2013

    I need to go to the grocery store to stock up on healthy items. I love to cook.

  59. Ruth Shaw - August 8, 2013

    In my fridge is also, a half gallon of almond milk.
    Cucumbers, Peppers, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Green Beans, & fresh herbs all from my garden. Broccoli, cauliflower, avocado, green apples, spaghetti squash, spinach, strawberries, shredded cheddar cheese, bacon, homemade pickles, mayo, butter, cooked chicken thighs, turkey breast, American cheese, and the one SUPER bad thing I can’t seem to give up Flavored coffee cream by Coffeemate. I do share the fridge with my highly active skinny boyfriend who doesn’t follow any plan other then he eats when he’s hungry and grills Everything!!

  60. Michele Aguilar - August 8, 2013

    Heading to the grocery store after work to stock up!!!

  61. sarah - August 8, 2013

    if I’m going to do this right I need to throw away half the stuff in my refrigerator. I can’t wait to start living a healthier lifestyle.

  62. Wesleigh Chriss - August 8, 2013

    I love that you posted this! I was just thinking the other day I wonder what the Powell’s have in their fridge and panty!

  63. Maggie Rimnac - August 8, 2013

    I love this!! I also like Carlson cod liver oil :)

  64. StephAnn Knotts - August 8, 2013

    I am pretty sure I have the EXACT same fridge! Mine is usually full of almond milk, fish oil, salsa, eggs, canadian bacon, thawing chicken, spinach, kale, vinaigrettes, cheese sticks, lettuce, baby carrots, extra cold water, greek yogurt, and whatever fruits or veggies I decide to try that week. :)

  65. Lauren DeBord - August 8, 2013

    Great info on some healthy staples to keep in the refrigerator. Do you have any suggestions for kids lunches? My kids will be packing lunch for the first time this year.
    Thank you, Lauren

  66. Laura - August 8, 2013

    This gives me such wonderful ideas!! My fridge is full of pre cooked meals from Sunday 0.o

  67. Danielle Birkhert - August 8, 2013

    My boyfriend and I are big fans and were just talking about how cool it would be to know exactly what was in your guys fridge! I hope that doesn’t sound creepy. We just look up to you guys.

  68. Marissa Rimes - August 8, 2013

    Great tips! It’s always a lot easier to eat healthy when the whole house is on board! :)

  69. Linda - August 8, 2013

    My fridge is very similar but we also have 2 college sons. They are aware of health – working out (Crossfit) & nutrition but they enjoy “fun” foods too. So, we have a little of that in our fridge & pantry. It’s okay to splurge as long as you are fully aware & recover regularly. Right?

  70. Sophie Park - August 8, 2013

    I come from an Asian family so my fridge looks nothing like yours except for the eggs, fruits and the veggies. When I go to university I plan on ditching the white rice and start eating more lean protein and complex carbohydrates and hopefully make my fridge look somewhat similar to yours. Thanks for sharing!

  71. Barb - August 8, 2013

    great ideas. going to try out a lot of the suggestions

  72. Jeff Allenton - August 8, 2013

    I have the Bod=e burn and the fruit and some low fat turkey. Non fat milk rather than the almond milk. I will have to work on my fridge a bit..lol. I would like to have a chance to win Heidi’s book. God Bless your family and all the amazing things you do. Continued much success, you have my prayers and support. Jeff

  73. stacey stdenis - August 8, 2013

    WOW!!! this makes me realize just how cluttered my fridge is and how many unhealthy things I have in it!!!!!

  74. Sarah - August 8, 2013

    Thanks for sharing! You have just given me a lot of great ideas!

  75. Caroline - August 8, 2013

    Thank you for sharing this with us…..it really gives a good idea what to keep as convenient choices to stay on track.

  76. Myndi - August 8, 2013

    I am glad to see many of the same items I keep in my fridge! Thank you for sharing!

  77. Connie Floray - August 8, 2013

    You don’t even want to see a picture of my fridge! There’s such a hodge-podge of stuff in there. Some mine. Some my room mate’s. Some healthy. Some…not-so-much. It’s hard when you live with someone who has very different tastes.

  78. Shauna Wyrick - August 8, 2013

    I wish I was brave enough to show a pic of my fridge! You inspire me to have a lovely, clean and organized fridge like yours! Thanks

  79. Kim Lechner - August 8, 2013

    Would love to know what you keep in pantry and freezer. I’m working on keeping better choices on hand. It’s hard since I don’t go shopping that often and have to worry about fresh produce going bad.

  80. Karlene - August 8, 2013

    Thanks for posting always wondering if I’m really making good choices

  81. Brittany Bingley - August 8, 2013

    I tried Greek yogurt this week, best thing I’ve ever tried. Soooooo amazing !!!

  82. Lisa Jordan - August 8, 2013

    I am getting there! Step by step I am modeling you and learning at the same time! Thank you for all that you do!!

  83. Jessica C - August 8, 2013

    Thank you for posting. I always like to try new products. I like herbalife’s energy drink- liftoff but I’m always up for trying something new. I can’t wait to try burn (protein energy drink).

  84. Erin Kelly - August 8, 2013

    How do you feel about the Naked drinks now that they are deemed “not natural”? I occasionally would drink them but not I’m not sure if I should just stay away all together?

  85. Tammy - August 8, 2013

    Thanks for sharing. We always have almond milk, lemon juice, eggs, yogurt and deli turkey. (not sure that it is nitrate free though) I agree with Lindsey. I would love to know what is in your pantry.

  86. Katelyn Hall - August 8, 2013

    I need to make my fridge look like this!

  87. Nichole - August 8, 2013

    This is a great post & great ideas for starters for everyone! I always use the money excuse for not eating healthy but sometimes I realize in the end it will balance out, cookies, chips and fast food all add up! Especially since it takes more to keep you full! Im trying to increase my protein intake again to curb my appetite! Thanks Heidi & Chris you guys are awesome & its amazing to see you involve your kids too, it def helps us parents see that it is possible!

  88. Shelly Saner - August 8, 2013

    I love following you and your husband. Do you find it hard keeping your kids interested in sticking with foods that are good for them. Do you have any tips for those kids who prefer pizza over green beans?? I admit that I don’t make much money so my choice of food at first with her was bad. I recently realized you can eat healthy on a budget to but I am having a hard time getting her to change her view.

  89. Zoe - August 8, 2013

    When you guys are choosing your fruits and veggies, do you choose organically grown? What are your thoughts on the benefits of organic over commercially grown produce?

  90. Chuck Gorman - August 8, 2013

    Well not what you have to be sure but I sure do love what you have in yours!!

  91. Sarah Crosby - August 8, 2013

    Thank you SO much for sharing what’s in your fridge :) I think everyone loves a sneak peek into what other people eat. It gives lots of inspiration and some guidance.

  92. Tracy - August 8, 2013

    We have apples, cantaloupe, watermelon, asparagus, mixed greens, eggs (good source of protein), almond butter, almond milk, coconut milk, tons of water, thin sliced chicken breast (great for salads), flax seeds, walnuts and grapes. Also have unsweetened applesauce, like you to eat and to bake with.

  93. Samantha Schneider - August 8, 2013

    This was one of my favorite things to read. It gives great tips on what’s healthy. Plus, I enjoy reading about what your kids love so I can try it on my 3 year old son. Thanks for posting this Heidi!

  94. Tricia Sleboda - August 8, 2013

    Thank you so much for this post!! Lately I feel like I’ve hit a brick wall as far as my eating goes. I feel like I’m eating the same things over and over and over…and that is when I end up ordering a pizza! Thanks again for being so open and honest! Truly helps!

  95. Stevie - August 8, 2013

    Thanks for sharing! I just moved out of my mom’s house and was always frustrated with what she kept in her fridge! From cookies in the pantry to ice cream in the freezer it just made me feel unhealthy! But now that I’m living on my own I try to keep apples, grapes, salads, fruit juice and healthy snacks in my fridge! Thanks for being such an inspiration!

  96. Angela Ragsdale - August 8, 2013

    Wow! Some of the items I can see us eating but my dear husband is a picky eater and most of the healthier stuff he wouldn’t touch with a 10′ pole! LOL Question for ya, how do you get picky lil ones to change their way of eating? I seen some of your recipes where other ingredients were added instead of the usual (like in the mac n cheese). Is there a big taste difference in those recipes? BTW, Love the layout of the fridge!

  97. Ayla - August 8, 2013

    We have a lot of the same things in our fridge. Egg whites are my staple!!

  98. Christy Morris - August 8, 2013

    I love this post! I’ve wanted to start taking fish oil, but I never know what to buy. I am going to get some of what y’all have and try it. Thanks for posting this!

  99. Debbie - August 8, 2013

    It was so cool to see what’s in your fridge. Since I babysit for my trainer I know what’s in his fridge. Yours is far healthier!

  100. Laurie Tangney - August 8, 2013

    So nice and organized – lots of good nutritious food – gotta check out the Bod-e burn

  101. Liz Lynch - August 8, 2013

    We always have plain greek yogurt, it’s amazing what you can substitute the yogurt for, Sour Cream, Mayo Etc…use the yogurt…just as yummy!

  102. Beth - August 7, 2013

    Love this! It’s nice to see what is in your frig.
    I would love to see a sneak peek of what the Powell Pack eats for meals in a given week

  103. Ali - August 7, 2013

    Have you seen the new articles on that Naked Juice? Looks like it has lots of chemicals in it. :(

  104. Jenn - July 20, 2013

    We really love hummus in our house, but I’m wondering if its considered a carb or a fat?

  105. Carrie Nelson - July 18, 2013

    How do ya’ll drink that much almond milk before it goes bad??? Once you open it, isn’t it only good for a week?

    I’m only 17 and I’m really trying to live healthy and I am really interested in fitness even though I don’t always apply what I learn to my life (hehehe). Can you give some healthy tips for students who still have to eat what their parents make for dinner?

  106. Jill Weatherston - July 16, 2013

    This is my favorite of your blog posts. I love seeing what you and your family are eating! I am, however, a bit jealous that your fridge is so much cleaner than mine! Thanks for posting…gives me some great ideas. :)

  107. Elena Hedderig - July 16, 2013

    I loved reading ” What’s in My Fridge!” This help me know what bad foods where in my fridge that I needed to get rid of and and what types of good foods I needed to add to my fridge to begin to lead a healthier lifestyle by only eating foods that are good for me.Thank you for sharing “What’s your Fridge!”

  108. Holly Scofield - July 16, 2013

    I liked the What’s In Your Fridge. I wanted to see if we matched up at all and we do on a lot of things. We use almond milk in our morning smoothies. Great to see I’m on track. Now, strangely to say, if I could get myself to actually EAT that’d be even better. Thank you guys so much for all the motivation and inspiration!

  109. Rachel - July 16, 2013

    This is soo my favorite post! I aspire to have my refrigerator look like yours! I love your advice for families wanting to healthy and live active lives. I feel so privileged and proud to live in the same state as you. Thank you!

  110. kelly nelson - July 16, 2013

    What’s in your fridge …helps to see!!! Thank you

  111. Lori Mooneyham - July 15, 2013

    I am picking this blog to comment on because I do have some questions for you about your shopping habits. But also to try to win Chris’ autographed book Choose More Lose More for Life.

    1) What do you spend on a weekly average for your food?
    2) What kind of stores do you shop at for your food?
    and
    3) Where do you find Ezekiel Bread?

    Thanks!

  112. Emily - July 15, 2013

    This is my second favorite post on your blog because I am always curious what foods you buy. I have 15 of the foods from this list somewhere in my kitchen, or a variation of them.

  113. Cindy - July 11, 2013

    Besides using the Udo’s 3-6-9 oil in the baby/toddler formula, how else do you use it? I would love to incorporate this into my daily routine. Thanks!

  114. Laura - July 6, 2013

    What type of protein do you use for your protein shakes?

  115. Amber - June 29, 2013

    For the low budget, a garden is a must, if you can’t garden, joining a good co-op is another option. Being “poor” is actually great for losing weight. My husband was put on furlough through sequester and I lost 11 out of a total 60 that I need to lose because we can’t eat out and I have to work hard in the garden.

  116. Tina - June 25, 2013

    I’d also love to hear what is in your baby formula…looking to transition my daughter from breast milk as well. Thank you!

  117. Melissa - June 17, 2013

    I know you have people that read these things for you, but what do you do on a tight budget? It’s so much easier to make a meal for $2 with carbs and sugar-filled tomato sauce than it is to have a well-balanced dinner. I am about 200 lbs overweight and I resort to the cheap fast meals which have led to a 100 lb weight gain over 3 years and holding steady for about 4 years now. I am a single mom of 2 very busy boys (my oldest seems to be a bottomless pit these days-he’s 10) and by the time I get home from work it’s about 2 hours to bedtime. What is the secret to eating well on a minimal budget…I mean like under $30 a week?

    • Admin1 - June 28, 2013

      A tight budget can be a challenge. Sometimes we just have to do the best we can with what we have. Instead of going for high end health food start simple. For example, fruits and vegetables to replace chips, cookies, and ice cream. Good luck!

  118. Sarah - June 14, 2013

    I was curious what greek yogurt brand you would recommend?

  119. Alice - June 11, 2013

    In my fridge: filtered water, almond milk, eggs, artichokes, peppers, cauliflower, mixed greens, asparagus, tomatoes, avocado,8 grain and seed bread.

  120. Lindsay - June 5, 2013

    Eggs, Spinach, Spaghetti Squash, Blueberries and Kefir!

  121. Laura Johnson - June 1, 2013

    This was great to read for ideas! Mine could use a little work ;) I am also stocked with Bode Burn and Vemma. Still have to try those shakes, I have heard nothing but good feedback. Thanks for sharing!

  122. Elizabeth - May 30, 2013

    What are the benefits of cod liver oil? Any negatives? Thanks!!

  123. Lindsey Schulz - May 29, 2013

    I love that you showed what was in your fridge! What is in your pantry? This is where we struggle with the processed foods.

    • admin - May 30, 2013

      Lots of healthy choices in the pantry too! I’ll keep that in mind for a future post!

  124. Tish - May 29, 2013

    I wish I could be this organized. Being born in the south, I have an affinity for all foods unhealthy. I realize at 38 years of age and numerous surgeries later, I can’t continue to eat like this. I have just started to shop at Trader Joe’s. I am trying to make healthier choices. My goal is to lose 100 pounds in a year. I am so happy to have found your site. I am sure I can learn a lot. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with me. I am in desperate need of guidance. :-)

  125. Amanda - May 29, 2013

    I was wondering if you could tell me how you make your infant toddler formula? I have a 10 month old that has been breastfed exclusively. I have been looking for an alternative to straight whole milk or formula for when I stop nursing her.

  126. Kelley - May 29, 2013

    Really awesome post. I am trying to lose a ton of weight and have a lot of these items in my fridge. How important is it that my lunch meat is free of nitrates? Is that the same thing as sodium?

  127. Megan - May 28, 2013

    in my fridge..unsweet almondmilk, eggs, bacon, ground chicken and beef, baby carrots, spinach, half an avocado, mayo and hot sauce!

  128. Megan - May 28, 2013

    yum! hmm.. almond milk (unsweetened), eggs, lean ground beef & chicken, baby carrots, spinach, half an avocado, homemade mayo, and hot sauce :)

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