Whilst staring in my fridge this morning planning what to put together for the day ahead, it suddenly occurred to me that it might make a reasonable article…
Not my actual fridge – I doubt the make and model is of any interest to anyone other than the manufacturer – but the contents.
When you think about it, our fridges are made up of only two things:
things we have in them and things we wish we had in them.
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So when it comes to my household and my fridge I either ensure I always have the following items in residence, or if I don’t I’m straight out to the shops to stock up again…
Hand bag hamper!
At least that’s how I like to refer to it. So that I am never caught without, there is always a handful of nuts (almonds mostly) and fresh fruit or a piece of raw veg in my bag. Always a mix of a complex carbohydrate and protein.
The fridge is always stocked with vegetables that I can juice
– red cabbage, greens, carrots, watercress, peppers and more. An excellent live enzyme, nutrient rich boost.Juicing is a fabulous way of getting a quick, easy and high powered nutrient boost.
I might not have mastered the art of delivering magnificent taste every time but I find that adding an apple works well when it comes to alleviating bitterness.
Proteins throughout the week
Proteins are key to our diet
. These can be delivered through the likes of: poultry, lentils, chickpeas, sardines and even an iron rich liver now and again.
I think these are often seen as little more than an adornments or a little something that is sprinkled onto/into the ‘real food’. But this does them a disservice as they come with all manner of nutritional value.
I especially ensure that I have a crop of parsley which gets chucked in most things, even the dogs dishes!
I boil up a batch of brown rice, barley or other grains weekly and tuck into them over a few days. If there is bread it is rye bread.
Maybe up 50% of our intake is raw foods
My children eat fennel, greens and all sorts of raw that I’ve snuck into his dishes. I get past them what I can and they’re good enough not to complain!
After a workout I’ll make a juice, maybe of celery and cucumber for electrolyte replacement. Then munch a banana and slab of meat… sounds like the manners of a Roman perhaps, but it keeps the cravings and wobbles away.
I can assure you it is not all dietary virtuousness in the Bull household though…
I have cake tins, several of them, but they remain empty. Not because I am perfect and disciplined, but because I can eat what is around in one sitting!
This means if I fancy something sweet I have to knock it up myself or drive to the tea shop… It isn’t unusual that I’m baking at 10pm, I forgive myself slightly though as it is with spelt flour, good oils and molasses! All gone in a flash though!
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