To eat right, you need to surround yourself with healthy foods, dense proteins, and clean, complex carbs. Stocking your fridge helps you to avoid the temptation of the drive-thru or pizza delivery.
But what should you keep in your fridge?
- Eggs, and lots of them. Eggs are a great way to get a lot of protein for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Scrambled, hard-boiled, over-easy, or just the whites, you can’t beat these in grams of protein for the price.
- Milk. I prefer almond or coconut milk, but plenty of other lifters swear by cow’s milk. Do what works for you, but keep enough on hand for plenty of protein shakes.
- Fresh fruit. Slice up melons, strawberries and pineapple early in the week for a quick snack, or keep a carton of blueberries chilled for some sweet antioxidants.
- Veggies for salads (they’re not just for chicks on a diet!) and meal sides. My favorites include cucumbers, romaine lettuce, kale, peppers, broccoli and green beans.
- Spinach. This gets a category all of it’s own. Popeye was onto something with this leafy green. It provides a ton of iron, antioxidants, fiber, protein, and other great nutrients. It’s one of the most densely-packed foods out there, and is great in salads and protein shakes alike.
- Bacon, because it just doesn’t get any better than that.
Stay tuned for Part 2, which will cover the meats you should keep stocked at all times, ensuring you have the proper ingredients to build bigger muscles.