14 Keys To A Fit Kitchen
1. Grocery Store Produce Is Great
In other words, eat real food, wherever you can
2. Frozen Fruits & Veggies Are Great.
Reach for the convenience and economics
of frozen produce. Avoid the stuff with sauces.
3. Organic When You Can
Sometimes it is just not affordable or
available, but when it is, go for it.
- Keep chemicals off your plate
- Protect future generations
- Save energy
- Protect water quality
- Support a true economy
- Promote biodiversity
4. Local is even better
If you have access to a farmer’s market or
a food co-op basket delivery service, these
options will provide you with the healthiest
and sometimes most economic ways to
stock your kitchen.
5. Fresh is best
If you can cook it and consume it in a timely fashion,
then reach for fresh produce when possible.
6. Use a timer
Note your prep times and cooking times.
7. Keep it simple
- Gourmet once in a while
- 2–3 ingredients
- Not more than 4–5
8. Cook once, eat twice
Prepare your meals in advance when you can – saves
you time and keeps you on track when you need to
eat & go.
9. Vary cooking styles
- quick boil
- stir fry
- with oil
- water sauté
10. Vary condiments and flavors
Variety is the spice of life. Chicken can taste different from
day to day if you mix up your flavors and spices.
11. Experiment & Have Fun
Try different things out – It’s only food!
12. Mistakes are OK
- First time: Burnt
- Second time: Better
- Third time: Just right
- Fourth time: Delicious
13. Eat foods you like
I might be stating the obvious, but really
eat what you like, skip what you don’t like.
14. Skip self-criticism
It’s just food – save the sweating for the gym!
One of the most important ingredients in the recipe of your fit kitchen
…is REAL FOOD.
If you eat real food, then you’ll be a real person. 🙂