Back On The Wagon: Restocking Your THM Kitchen For Healthy New Year

The holidays got me.

Again.

But, unlike other years where I’d beat myself up for not making good healthy choices, I have a better understanding of what “Food Freedom” and grace means when it comes to things that enter my mouth. Trim Healthy Mama taught me that, and I am forever grateful. I’m no longer in vicious cycle of eating terribly for a whole day because I already messed once. Instead of self-loathing for a few weeks and following it with a month of unparalleled devotion to eating purely before burning out, I can make a small, off-plan choice and jump right back on track 3 hours later.

On Trim Healthy Mama, I can eat from all the food groups. I can enjoy sweets and treats and decadent desserts. There’s never a reason for me to feel deprived and eat foods that are not good for me, but when I do, there’s grace in this plan, too. That’s why it’s sustainable. That’s why it works. (Read my testimony here)

I’m about to head out to the grocery store and restock my THM kitchen for a new year of eating well. I thought I’d post what’s going to fill our fridge, freezer and pantry here, in hopes that it may help you, too. This list is by no means exhaustive and it really conforms to our own family’s preferences and budget (the only fish I have listed is canned tuna, because it’s the only kind my people will eat)! Everything is NSI: no special ingredient items that you should be able to find in your local grocery store (or Amazon).

What’s In My Fridge

Fuel Pull Non-starchy Vegetables & Fruit

Examples:

  • peppers
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • green beans
  • okra
  • zucchini
  • cucumber
  • onion
  • garlic
  • celery
  • boston lettuce
  • fresh spinach
  • iceberg lettuce
  • romaine
  • strawberries
  • raspberries
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • lemons

E Vegetables & Fruit

Examples: 

  • sweet potatoes
  • butternut squash
  • corn
  • carrots
  • apples
  • pears
  • peaches
  • oranges
  • bananas

Dairy

Examples:

  • butter
  • heavy cream
  • half & half
  • kefir
  • 0% Greek yogurt
  • cottage cheese
  • other cheeses
  • cream cheese
  • sour cream

Other

  • nut milks (we like cashew best)
  • deli meats
  • eggs
  • carton egg whites

What’s In My Pantry

What’s In My Freezer

S meats

Examples:

  • ground beef
  • steak
  • roasts
  • whole chickens
  • whole turkeys
  • chicken thighs
  • chicken drumsticks
  • pork chops
  • pork roasts
  • bacon

FP meats

Examples: 

  • chicken breasts
  • pork tenderloin

Other

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For those who love kitchen tours, here’s a few pictures of ours.  My husband and I spent 8 weeks last year putting it together ourselves using IKEA’s Grimslov cabinets! We had so much fun, but I’m happy that job is done and grateful every day that I can prepare meals for our family here!

Tell me! What’s on your restock grocery list?!

6 thoughts on “Back On The Wagon: Restocking Your THM Kitchen For Healthy New Year”

  1. Jacinda! No wonder you love to cook! Your kitchen is simply amazing and sooo beautiful! Thank You so much for the thorough list. We are on our way home from spending Christmas at our daughters. I can’t wait to get back at your recipes/goodies! The peanut butter cheesecake was a huge hit Christmas night! Merry Christmas and many blessings to you and your family in 2018!

  2. Beautiful kitchen! I also made your peanut butter cheesecake for Christmas Eve and it was devoured! Very, very yummy 🙂 God bless you and your family!

  3. Hi Jacinda. Your family is BEAUTIFUL!! I live in south Florida and brand new to THM. Overwhelmed honestly. Lol. Anyway I’m gunna give it my best shot ;-). Are you on IG? I will be following you for tips and recipes. Happy New Year!!
    Your new Thm FL friend…
    Lenita

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