When we first decided to come out to California for the summer we had a few different housing options. All were pretty great, but the place we chose to stay in was walking distance from Whole Foods and Trader Joe's and that sealed to deal for us since we are both a little crazy when it comes to food. We didn't factor in the heat waves that were bound to happen, like the one we're in now, but we walked over yesterday to stock up on groceries and, well, let's just say we showed up glistening!
Here are some of the things that are routinely in our fridge when we're in the US. I've linked some of the items below in case you want to see more details if you're in the market for one of these things. I'd love to know some of your staples, if you're up for sharing.
Wilderness dog food - it's grain-free and my husky loves it.
Eggs - we try to buy organic cage free eggs. Holy smokes they are pricey though.
Matcha tea - Really high quality organic loose matcha tea powder. A little goes a long way and it's great with honey.
Ground turkey and chicken thighs - We try to buy organic meat whenever possible.
VSL #3 probiotic - This has been my go-to probiotic for the last three or so years. It's therapeutic grade, super high quality, but pricey. The good news is that unless you have major stomach issues like Chrone's disease or serious IBS, you don't really need the whole packet for one drink. I get three days out of one packet, so that helps to cut costs.
Liquid fish oil - Anyone who takes fish oil in liquid form knows that it's sort of a form of self punishment but hey, we do what we gotta do in the name of health, huh? This bottle isn't bad at all because it has a little lemon in it. Plus, because I love you, I'll share a trick. Put the oil under your tongue, and then take a sip of water to get it down. You won't taste the oil at all that way. You're welcome.
Ghee - Greg couldn't understand why our bottle of ghee was in Spanish, which forced me to fess up that I brought it home with me after buying it while in Ibiza. I had purchased it to cook my foods and I hadn't even used a third of it and that $h!t is expensive, people! He thinks I'm nuts. (He's probably right.) So, I love ghee for cooking, but no matter where you are, it's pricey. That's why we generally make our own.
Mint - For juicing!
Blackberries - for yogurt
Homemade bone broth - This is leftover from our road trip.
Homemade yogurt - Delish in the morning with blackberries.
Homemade fermented veggies - So easy to make and so good for the ol' gut.
Fruit and veggie drawers - They're well stocked so we can make juices. We generally have two fresh cold pressed juices per day - a fruit based one in the morning and a veggie based one in the afternoon.
Cooked meats and veggies - Leftover from our road trip.
Broccolini and yellow squash - Spotted at Trader Joe's for cheap!
Coconut water - leftover from our road trip.