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In My Kitchen

Very tired one evening and rushing the next morning, I carelessly threw some food in my go bag. Got to work starving, I had 1 boiled egg, celery, and sparkling water in my bag. Needless to say, I ended up buying a lunch that I normally would not have eaten. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail…..or be very hungry. Starting and adapting to a new WOE, takes preparation, a little strategy, and a continuously stocked kitchen so you stay within your goals. It makes a world of difference towards shrinking that waist. Not only will this save money and time which we all need more of, it helps you achieve your goals faster and stay CONSISTENT. Below are items that are all Clean ChEATing and most are mainstays in MY kitchen. Some have come and gone over the years as my fat loss goals have changed, but they are all CC approved. As a former caterer, you might see a few ‘fancy” ones. This is not a definitive list; this is just to give you a foundation, pick and choose what’s need in YOUR kitchen.

Lean Proteins
Chicken
Chilean Sea Bass
Cod
Eggs (Yolks or Whites)
Flounder
Game Meat (Bison, Venison)
Grouper
Halibut
Lean Beef (8% or Less Fat)
Mahi Mahi
Mussels
Red Snapper
Salmon
Scallops
Shellfish
Tempeh
Tilapia
Tofu
Trout
Tuna
Turkey
Turkey Bacon
(Limited -High Mercury Levels)
Ahi Tuna
Orange Roughy
Swordfish

Vegetables
Acorn Squash
Asparagus
Bell peppers
Broccoli
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Collard/Turnip/Mustard Greens
Corn
Chives
Cucumber
Garlic
Ginger
Ginger root
Green Beans
Hot Peppers-Fresh (Jalapeno, Serrano, Scotch Bonnet or Habanero)
Kale
Leeks
Lettuce (Any)
Mushrooms
Onions (All Varieties)
Peas
Red/Sweet Potatoes
Rutabaga
Scallions
Shallots
Spinach
Tomatoes, Fresh
Turnips

Fruits
Apples
Avocado
Bananas
Berries (All Varieties)
Grapes
Kiwi
Lemons
Limes
Mango
Melon
Oranges
Pears
Pineapple

Fats, Oils, Vinegars and Condiments
Apple Cider Vinegar
Balsamic Vinegar
Bragg Liquid Aminos
Coconut Oil
Distilled White Vinegar
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Fish sauce
Harissa
Hot sauces, various
Infused Oils
Liquid Smoke
Mustard (Dijon, Whole Grain, Yellow)
Non-stick cooking spray
Peanut Oil-High smoke point
Red Wine Vinegar
Sesame Oil
Soy Sauce
Sriracha
Unseasoned Rice Vinegar
Worcestershire sauce

Sweeteners
Agave Nectar
Honey
Maple Syrup
Raw Honey
Stevia
Stevia in the Raw
Stevia, Liquid

Breads/Starches, Canned Goods and Non-Perishables
Alternative Grains (Farro, Couscous, Quinoa or Millet)
Canned beans, various
Canned tomatoes
Capers
Chicken/Beef/Veggie Stock
Chipotle peppers in Adobo Sauce
Dried beans, various
Grits
Long Grain Brown Rice
Low Carb, High Fiber Wraps
Oats (Steel Cut, Rolled or Quick)
Olives (All Varieties)
Pickles
Polenta
Tomato paste
Tuna
Whole Wheat Pasta
Whole Wheat / Sprouted Grain Bread (No HFCS)

Nuts, Seeds and Dried Fruit
Natural – No Sugar Added Nut Butters
Raw Nuts: Almonds, Peanuts, Walnuts Cashews, Pistachios
Shredded Coconut (Unsweetened)
Sunflower / Pumpkin / Flax /Sesame /Chia Seeds
Sun Dried Tomatoes (No Added Sugar)

Dairy and Non-Dairy Replacements
Coconut milk (Canned)
Cottage Cheese
Feta Cheese
Goat cheese
Neuchatel Cheese
Parmesan (Shredded)
Plain Greek Yogurt (Fage)
Sharp Cheddar (Blocks-not pre-shredded)
String Cheese
Unsweetened Almond / Coconut/ Rice Milk
Vegan Cheese

Dried Spices and Herbs
21 Seasoning Salute (Trader Joe’s)
Basil*
Bay Leaves*
Black Pepper (Ground/Whole)
Cayenne Pepper
Celery Seed
Chile Peppers (Whole)
Chili Powder
Cilantro*
Cinnamon (Ground)
Cloves (Ground)
Crushed Red Pepper
Cumin (Ground)
Curry Powder, Indian
Dill*
Fennel Seeds
Flat-Leaf Parsley*
Garlic Powder
Italian Herb Seasoning
Lemon Pepper (No Salt Added)
Mint*
Nutmeg (Ground)
Old Bay
Onion Powder
Oregano*
Paprika (Smoked)
Poultry Seasoning
Pure Salts (Pink Himalayan, Kosher, Flaked, Smoked)
Red Pepper Flakes
Rosemary*
Sage*
Thyme*
Turmeric

Baking
Almond Extract
Baking Powder
Baking Soda
Natural Lemon Oil
Natural Peppermint Oil
Natural Vanilla Extract
Raw Cacao Powder
Whole Wheat Flour, Coconut Flour, or Almond Flour

Snacks
Black Bean or Multigrain Tortilla Chips
Daily Crave Lentil Chips
Fresh Salsa
Hot-Air Popped Popcorn
Hummus
Lara Bars
Quest Bars (High Protein Source)
Think Thin Bars

Beverages
Bai
Coconut Water
Coffee
H2O (Water)
Kombucha
Sparkling Water
Tea
Zevia

Treats
Dark Chocolate (70% Cacao or More)
SO Delicious Almond & Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Supplements (I Use Daily)
Fish Oil
Nutrition Essentials Probiotics
Swanson Green Lipped Mussel Extract (For Joints-Capsule Form)
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Women’s One-A-Day