28 May Out with Old….
I don’t know about you, but I’m shocked that we’re already halfway through 2021. Yikes, time is flying! Before we get much further into the year, I think a midpoint check in of some sort is in order, so while there are a variety of areas to pause and introspect, I’m thinking it’s time to inspect something instead…your pantry!
What is the state of the treasure chest of dry goods in your home?! Is it a free-for-all, decently organized, or meticulous? Pantries come in all shapes and sizes, but they serve generally the same purpose and there are a million ways to organize it. But don’t be overwhelmed because the best way to organize your pantry is the most practical and sane way that YOU choose.
So this week, take a moment of your day or weekend to review those expirations and meal plan with foods you already have on hand that are not expired. And while you’re in there decide if the items you buy the most are the ones you want to have on-hand and continue buying. Sometimes we change our healthy eating ways (overnight oats instead of Frosted Flakes, etc.) and realize there are different snack foods and dry goods we want to fuel our body with, so now is a great time to take stock and reassess our grocery shopping habits.
Are you ready? Practical tips and guidance for organizing and assessing your pantry, can be found here, 13 tips from Registered Dietitian Sharon Palmer. We hope these are helpful!
If you find yourself filling up your trash can and what you can restock your pantry with, here are some nutrient-dense, less processed foods to get the wheels turning. You can also re-visit last week’s post for ideas.
Lastly, don’t forget we now offer nutrition coaching if you want personalized advice on reaching your health goals.
We’re rooting for you and would love to hear what you love about your pantry and how you keep up with it. Plus, sharing your before and after pantry makeovers would be fun too! Have a great week!
By Victoria Emmitt RD