On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m taking you on the perfect healthy refrigerator tour to show you what’s in my fridge, and share some of my best meal prep tips.
Earlier this week, I shared a detailed full day of eating, where I showed you what I eat in a day to stay lean and muscular, plus the exact muscle meals that will chisel your body.
Today, we’re sticking with nutrition, but this time I’m taking you inside the perfect healthy refrigerator.
I’m showing you what healthy foods I keep in my refrigerator, as well as nutrition tips and hacks, to help you Live Lean faster, and get your nutrition game on par.
Are you ready to see a tour of what’s in my fridge?
Go put on a coat and get ready to take some notes, because I’m going to show you all the fat loss and muscle building foods you should be keeping in your fridge.
All right, let’s take a look in my refrigerator.
Stock your fridge with these healthy muscle building and fat loss foods.
Let’s start the fridge tour on the top shelf.
The first item is filtered water since it is obviously so important to Living Lean.
Here’s your first nutrition hack to drink more water.
Nutrition Hack: besides keeping a stainless steel water bottle close by, you can also fill your fridge with reusable small 300ml glass water bottles.
I like to keep glass water bottles filled with filtered water from the fridge or a Brita water filter pitcher.
So every time I open up the refrigerator, I basically take one of the water bottles out, chug it, then fill it back with water.
Since it’s only 300ml of water, it makes it quick and easy to drink.
Let’s keep moving on to the protein sources.
When it comes to protein, I like to buy it raw, cook it in bulk, then put the cooked leftovers in glass storage containers, then store it in the fridge.
Nutrition Hack: cook your proteins in bulk so you always have them prepared and ready to go.
This means you’ll always have a pre-cooked healthy protein source available for meals and snacks, even when you’re busy working, or on the go.
For example, I’ll cook the following proteins in bulk:
To save time, you can also buy your protein pre-cooked from the grocery store.
One of my favorite sources of protein are whole eggs.
Let’s keep moving down to the shelves.
Next, we have our vegetables.
I eat a lot of leafy greens and other vegetables including:
Here’s another meal prep hack.
Nutrition Hack: pre-cut your vegetables so they are ready to eat.
When I buy a green bell pepper, red onion, or broccoli, I’ll cut it up and dice the entire item.
Even though you may only be using half of it, you should dice it all up, then put the diced leftovers in a storage container or baggie, and store it in the fridge.
Then for your next meal, you just have to take the container of pre-cut vegetables out of the fridge, throw it in the pan, and stir fry it up.
Preparation is everything.
When it comes to carrots, rather than buying a whole carrot and shredding it up yourself, you can save time by buying shredded carrots.
Same thing goes for fresh herbs, such as:
When you buy fresh parsley or cilantro, it usually comes in a big bundle.
Nutrition Hack: To save time, dice up the entire bundle of fresh herbs at one time.
So when you make a salad, you can just throw a handful of the pre-diced fresh herbs in the salad bowl.
Let’s move on to the shelves on the fridge door.
When it comes to Living Lean, healthy sauces are everything.
On the refrigerator door shelves I have the following sauces, a few supplements I take in the morning, and foods in containers:
I normally always recommend you eat the whole egg vs. egg whites, however the reason I have egg whites is because I sometimes use it for cooking.
For example, if I’m cooking a protein pancake recipe without protein powder, I prefer using egg whites rather than whole eggs.
Also, sometimes I’ll add egg whites to my protein shakes since it’s already pasteurized and cooked.
It’s just a healthy way to add more protein to your diet.
I also use a lot salsa and have fallen back in love with using honey dijon mustard when cooking meat.
Nutrition Hack: when cooking ground beef, you can add mustard to make it taste just like a hamburger.
Honey mustard is also excellent when making homemade salad dressing.
Give it a try.
I also have some sun dried tomatoes, which I used in this healthy tuna salad recipe for weight loss.
On the bottom shelf I have some sesame oil which I use when I’m cooking an asian-inspired dish.
I also have vinegar which is another key ingredient when making homemade salad dressings and some hot sauce.
Lastly, I have a little bit of walnuts which I like to add to my meat and nuts breakfast recipe.
Before I wrap up this post, here are a few key takeaways.
#1. Make sure you prepare your food in bulk.
For example, when you’re cooking steak, cook more than one serving.
Then, as I mentioned earlier, store the leftovers in glass storage containers in the fridge.
Do the same food preparation with vegetables.
When you’re chopping up vegetables for a salad, don’t just make enough for one salad.
Chop all the vegetables up at one time, then put the leftovers in storage containers.
That way you can bring them with you for snacks, or use them to make salads on the go.
When it comes to Living Lean, everything comes down to preparation.
This will stop you from going out and eating crappy food at fast food restaurants.
It’s all about being prepared.
#2. When it comes to liquids, stick to drinking water, tea, coffee, and other zero calorie natural drinks.
#3. When it comes to healthy sauces stored in the fridge, stick to salsa, mustard, and vinegar.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.