Some of you know I’m kind of a half-assed health food nut. So as much as I try to eat healthy, I love my carbs. All day, erry day. Seriously. So what’s almost always in a half-assed health food nut’s fridge (or at least mine)?
Moving around from the left to the right, and then around to the front we have:
- Cereal – It’s not always Special K with Protein, but I recently got this and it tastes really yummy, and has lots of protein!
- Unsweetened apple sauce
- Loaf of bread – carbs
- Pita bread (underneath the loaf) – carbs
- Bag of mandarin oranges
- Chia seeds
- Natural peanut butter – I usually rotate between crunchy and non-crunchy bottles, yuuuum
- Potato – carbs
- Less-salt Bacon
- Eggs – look! a source of protein
Not pictured that I also usually have is celery (for peanut butter & raisins), avocados, and yogurt (I forgot to take this out of the fridge for the photo). I also usually have frozen berries and vegetables in the freezer, but decided not to show them in the picture.
Of course, I also buy other things like pasta (carbs!), tomatoes (to make tomato sauce), and other various things I feel like eating (radishes, quinoa, or mushrooms). I’ve split them up into an easy to understand chart, according to the food listed above.
This is actually not too bad. So my vegetables and fruit (30%) should be higher than my grain products (ie. carbs), but it doesn’t look too bad! I’m actually quite impressed with the percentage of meat & alternatives considering the only actual ‘meat’ I have listed is bacon and eggs. Thank goodness peanut butter and legumes count as alternatives.
*Just as a side note, the Health Canada’s food guide does lump fruit and vegetables under one category, but the Australian food guide doesn’t, and personally I thought that made more sense.
So that’s basically what I eat on a day to day basis. I’m actually pretty happy that my chart is relatively even and that I get slightly more protein than I originally thought!