Anyone for a Pantry Raid

“Hey Carrie, what do you eat?”

I must hear this at least three times a week.  Either on Twitter, Facebook, a post on this blog or from my clients.  It comes with the territory when you live a life of trying to keep people doing their very best! Helping other people in their quest for a healthier lifestyle.  I guess when you tell people, “Don’t eat that, choose this, turn away from that plate, etc…” you have to be ready to put up or shut up.

Yes…I do eat what I advise others to eat.

No…I don’t drink alcohol

Yes…I have treats in my house (popcorn and multi-grain tortilla chips for the little people in our house)

No…I don’t believe in using a social get-together as an excuse to drop your good eating habits.

Teen aged Carrie

I wasn’t always able to make those statements.  After all you don’t get to be over 200 pounds without eating the wrong things.  I know, I’ve been there and when I say, “I know how you feel, I’ve been there, done that.”  I really do.

So, if you were to come to my house right now, or any other day for that matter, here is what you will find.  This is also exactly what I will recommend that you have in your home as well.

1. Chicken
2. Veggies (all)
3. Nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, pecans)
4. Seasonings and herbs (love summer for the fresh ones)
5. Extra lean beef
6. Nut butters (almond and peanut – both all natural)
7. Rolled Oats
8. Olive Oil (cold pressed extra virgin)
9. Unsweetened Almond Milk
10. Beans (all types – black, kidney)
11. Quinoa
12. Avocados
13. Fruit – fresh and frozen (frozen for shakes/smoothies)
14.  Protein powder (mine is the best – but I am partial)
15.  Eggs
16. Fish (wild not farmed is better)
17. Sweet Potatoes

This by no means is the complete list of foods I would recommend…there are so many great options available to you.  A little commitment and some experimenting will allow you an incredible variety of meals options.

When you go shopping, you need to keep a couple things in mind.

1.) The best place to shop is the outside ring of the grocery store. Veggies, grains, meats, eggs, fruits are all on the outside ring.

2.) You NEED to be able to read product labels.  Foods that show packaging claims like, low fat, organic, fat free or healthy are not always up to their claims.  What goes in the box is not always as pretty as whats on the outside of the box.

If you ever need any help, have questions or just need some support, let me know!  Have a great weekend and take it as a great opportunity to buy foods that will help you so much with your nutritional goals.

Like the blog subtitle says…”WWCD”…would Carrie come to your house and raid your pantry? And if I did, would you be dropping to give me twenty?

Need a Valentine’s Day Treat? Try this great protein shake to scratch your chocolate desires!

Chocolate Berry Dream

1 scoop Health & Fitness Protein

6 oz water

1 Cup Frozen Strawberries or Raspberries

Blend and Enjoy!!

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