This is our first topic in the Kitchen Makeover Lesson. Time to take stock of what foods are in your fridge and pantry and decide what goes and what stays.
Do An Inventory
Find all the low-quality foods. These include highly processed snack foods, sugar-sweetened beverages, refined (white) grains, refined sugar, fried foods, foods high in saturated and trans fats, and high-glycemic foods such as potatoes. Put them aside.
Read The Labels
We learned a bit about how to read the Nutritional Facts and labels. Look at what foods you have and identify the foods containing trans fats, artificial ingredients, and anything that is highly processed. Put these aside as well.
Remember that no foods are off limits – everything is subject to rejection in your Kitchen Makeover! You are changing your habits and setting goals. Having lower quality foods in your kitchen leads to the temptation of eating them more regularly.
Now you have done your inventory. Take those foods that you set aside and are removing. But don’t throw them out. Take them to a local homeless shelter or a food pantry. Pay it Forward!
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Next up we will discuss appliances and storage.
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