Healthy Kitchen Staples

“Abs are made in the kitchen”

An extremely popular phrase in the fitness industry. However, many coaches (including myself) don’t agree with this phrase. The truth is, building abs comes from equal part exercise and nutrition. However, if you can't workout because of an injury, medical illness, etc then YES the key to your success will be nutrition. But for those that are fortunate enough to do both, then they are equally important.

Think of fitness as one of those old fashioned weight scales: if you do too much of one thing (workout like crazy but eat everything in sight) the scale will tip further to that side and vice versa. What some of us don’t realize is that in order to get the best results, you must really look at what you eat pre and post workout. I’ve got some really good recipe ideas for that here .

I’ve already got you covered with my Weekly Workouts but I want to complete the other part of the puzzle; nutrition. No matter what style of eating you follow, my personal staples that I am going to share with you are an absolute necessity for ANYONE!!

  1. Kitchen Scale: You have to weigh your food in order to be successful. This is one of the most important tools you can have. You won’t believe what a difference it males when you weigh your food and see how much your eating. Most people will be consuming more than they actually think.

  2. Air Fryer: The best way to “fake” your favorite fried foods. I absolutely love making sweet potato fries in this.

  3. Greens: If you aren’t much a veggie lover like myself, get some green powder. You get all the nutrients you need without having to be cooking and eating veggies.

  4. Cauliflower Rice: This is the best hack if you have low carbs. It is such a great alternative to rice. Trader joe’s has a great version of Cauliflower Stir Fried Rice that I eat almost everyday.

  5. Sparkling Water: If your an avid soda lover, you gotta get this. This takes away my soda craving all while keeping up with my water intake.

    These staples are life changer and a must-have in my house. What are some of your healthy kitchen staples?