Health and Wellness: In MY Pantry

by LINDSEY FISHER

“What do you use?”
“Do you meal prep?”
“What kind do you buy?”

“It is all so overwhelming. Just tell me what you eat.”

Keto, paleo, vegan, natural, organic, whole grain, grass fed, lean, etc, etc, etc….

Every single day I get questions from clients, friends and people in our community about what all of this really means. Is it just some marketing scheme or what exactly should we really pay attention to?

If you follow my blog, have attended one of my seminars or recognize the foundation and mission of my business, you know that I do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach to nutrition. What works for me, may not work for you or the person next to you. This is the fundamental reason that diets DO NOT work. You go on a diet, you come off of a diet. Defining my purpose is taking the time to get to know my clients and figure out what works for each one individually.

I heard it best described in a podcast that I listened to years ago – my job is similar to that of a health CIS investigator. You (my client) present me with the evidence (your story and health history), and I use the tools that I have to solve the crime (what is wreaking havoc in your body).

While we are all on our own journey, there are certain foods that do benefit most people and that I keep stocked in my pantry. Please note, I said most, not all people.

Now, if you are ready to go shopping for just a few of the basics for your kitchen pantry, here are some suggested staples. Not the list for the kids – that is a whole other article.

  • organic peanut butter, almond butter, and sunflower seed butter (Note: nut butters that you choose should not have added oils or sugar)
  • raw nuts: almonds, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds (Make your own trail mix – add some dark chocolate chips)
  • chia seeds
  • steel cut oats and regular oats
  • ground flaxseed
  • raw cacao powder
  • dark chocolate (85%) – yes, I LOVE chocolate
  • coconut flour/almond flour
  • high quality protein powder
  • protein bars for a quick grab ’n go snack (Most are junk, closer to a candy bar. Read your labels. A couple of decent choices are RX Bars and Raw Rev Glo Bars)
  • wild caught tuna
  • organic black beans
  • organic garbanzo beans
  • organic chicken broth
  • a good jarred spaghetti sauce (Rao’s is a great option)
  • canned organic diced tomatoes
  • organic brown rice
  • quinoa

I am a HUGE fan of Trader Joe’s and Costco. Be careful though. Always check your ingredients! Just because you buy something labeled organic, or from a health food section or specialty food store, does not mean it is good for you.

Happy shopping! If you are interested in learning more, please follow LindseyFisherNC.com. Reach out to Lindsey to book a seminar, workshop or set up your 30-minute consultation.

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