Last Monday I posted on GoodFoodMmama’s FB page that Spring cleaning is not just about your house and/or yard it should be about your health and fitness as well.
Staying organized helps you meet your health goals. Now is the time to clean out your cabinets, pantries and refrigerator. Having a well organized fridge is important to your health because that is where the majority of your food is stored. To start, take everything out of your refridgerator and give it a good cleaning to avoid food borne illnesses. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggest that you:
- Keep your fridge clean at all times; look for unnoticed spills and lingering odors.
- Wipe up spills and clean surfaces with hot, soapy water and rinse well.
- Be sure to clean under drawers and edges of glass shelves.
- Keep your refrigerator smelling fresh and help eliminate odors, by placing an opened box of baking soda on a shelf.
- Set the refrigerator temperature below 40°F.
Next load up your fridge with healthy food choices, such as fruits and veggies that are in season and placed in a strategic fashion to aid in healthy choices! Here are some useful infographs, links and images to help you Spring clean your refrigerator and keep you and your health on track!
How to spring clean your fridge: 6 easy hacks and tips!
22 Healthy Foods to Always Have in Your Fridge
Healthify your fridge!
Wanted to let you know that I’ve been busy making some much needed updates to my Resources page! In particular check out the Eating Well section where you will find printable guides to help you and your family make healthy eating choices!
I added the very successful MINDFULLY FIT HOLIDAY HEALTH CHALLENGE from December 2015! You now have access to the whole challenge. Let me know what you think!
I will keep you updated as I spruce up Resources with tools that will help you live a long an healthy life!
Do you know the difference between physical hunger and emotional hunger? Building a healthy relationship with food involves eating mindfully and knowing the difference between physical hunger and emotional hunger. Take a look at these traits of emotional and physical hunger and us them as a tool to help you become more mindful of your eating.
If you have thought about eating clean you might want to check out this infographic from Franchesca.net. It shows you how you can clean up your diet in 5 weeks!
On my mission to create a healthy kitchen I am creating a healthy pantry. A pantry stocked with staples that are both delicious and healthful. Here are two lists that I use as a guide when re-stocking my pantry. While I don’t use everything thing from these lists I do pick and choose items that work for me. Hope you find them helpful!
Here are links to my other Creating a Healthy Kitchen posts.
CREATING A HEALTHY KITCHEN: HEALTHY FOOD STORAGE CONTAINERS & KITCHEN TOOLS
CREATING A HEALTHY KITCHEN: SHELF LIFE OF FOOD – INFOGRAPHIC
CREATING A HEALTHY KITCHEN: FOOD SAFETY IN YOUR KITCHEN
CREATING A HEALTHY KITCHEN: KITCHEN-VOLUME-CONVERSION-AID
What healthy pantry items do you use?
This informative infographic has some startling statistics about the amount of junk food advertising children are subjected to, what children eat, and the unfortunate results. It is going to take collective effort to help this generation become the healthy adults.
Did you know this about carrots?
I constantly get ask, “Is drinking soda really that bad for me?” I am not much of a soda drinker, never was as a kid either, so in some ways it is hard for me to relate to soda lovers. What I say to people is based on the research and particularly the ingredients (sugar, which can be sucrose or high-fructose corn syrup, food coloring, phosphoric acid) in soda, if you are going to drink it, drink it in moderation.
Another option is to start experimenting with healthier alternatives for example good old water with lemon, watermelon or your favorite fruit. Try something that still has the refreshing carbonation you love but no added sweeteners such as, seltzer water and your favorite fruit. Smoothies don’t forget yummy smoothies! 4 Tasty (and healthy) Breakfast Smoothie Recipes
Here is a really great healthy shopping checklist to make your trips to the grocery store healthier and easier.