To say the last few months at Lorna Jane have been busy would be a serious understatement! From book signings to doing the toughest half marathon in the world (seriously… my legs are STILL sore from the Tasmania Point to Pinnacle I did on Sunday), no two days have been the same. And amongst all the hustle and bustle, one of the most exciting things to happen was opening my business, my home – and one of my most prized possessions… my fridge – to the crew from 60-minutes.
Out of ALLLLL of the topics that were covered in the segment (some more controversial than others), it blew my mind at the amount of people who were so interested in my fridge! I’m the first to admit that I’m a perfectionist (you should see my wardrobe – maybe next segment), but as an active woman, I find that organising my fridge is as important to my routine as brushing my teeth, doing my hair or putting on my activewear in the morning. When you’re organised and prepared, it’s a lot easier to make the best possible food choices that will give you optimum energy and leave you feeling amazing.
Since the segment aired (you can catch it here if you missed it), I’ve been completely inundated with requests from people wanting to know how I organise this space. So I thought what better way than showing you myself and taking you through things you will always find in my fridge to keep me feeling and performing at my absolute best! How else could I get through half marathons after all…
Take a look inside my fit fridge…
- Ready to eat berries and grapes with chobani
- A selection of sprouts for an extra nutrient hit
- Condiments, home made pesto made with healthy olive oil
I always have flavoursome (not to mention nutritious) dressings and condiments such as homemade pesto handy so that all my meals are completely delicious. Healthy does NOT have to be bland and boring!
- Mid week dinner ingredients
- Mixed greens, spinach and avocado (love my greens!)
- Slide draw: portioned berries ready to go, sprouts and purple cabbage to add to fresh salads.
Having food portioned/prepared in advance such as berries makes my morning routine that extra bit easier. After my workout I can come home and whip up a smoothie with portioned berries and throw a homemade lunch together before I head to the office.
- Rocket, mint, basil
- Coconut bliss balls for snacking
- Fresh medjool dates
- Fresh pomegranate to add to my breakfast, a salad or yogurt
Herbs are such a quick and easy way to add flavour to any smoothie or meal you may have. I always check what’s growing in the garden or what’s at the farmer’s market.
- Poached chicken, turkey mince, frittata and turkey patties
- Stuffed dates with macadamia nut butter (my absolute favourite snack!)
- Tonight’s dinner: broccoli soup defrosting from the freezer
I put time aside every Sunday to plan my meals for the week to ensure I get an A+ for Active Living. Having sweet treats made with dates and coconut oil seriously satisfies those sweet cravings that strike after dinner. One thing I’m a firm believer in is that you don’t have to have a ‘go without’ mentality to be healthy. You CAN have dessert (I LOVE dessert); just make sure it’s a healthy one that’s free from nasty things like refined sugars. Like most things in life balance is key.
- Jap pumpkin
- Yellow capsicum
This always changes depending on what’s in season, but today it’s my husband’s favourite, watermelon! He likes to have this as an afternoon snack before walking Roger (our dog)
My go-to tonics
Tonics to grab-and-go are fabulous for a natural energy boost in the morning (or afternoon) and are perfect for those times when you need a little extra pick-me-up.
Immune tonic: (Orange, ginger, turmeric, honey) full of vitamin c and anti-inflammatory effects from the turmeric and it’s great for sore throats with anti bacterial Manuka honey.
Beauty tonic: (mixed berry, orange and chia) berries are loaded with antioxidants to help beat free radicals that cause ageing and chia seeds are loaded with essential fatty acids that help keep skin moist.
Energy: (cold press coffee, sugar, cacao, cayenne) I love cold pressed coffee; it’s 70% less acidic in the body due to the extraction process. Cayenne pepper also increases circulation and blood flow to the brain to help you feel alert and energised.
Fridge side 1: eggs, organic butter, organic Parmesan
Fridge side 2: sauerkraut, home made pesto, bee pollen, apple cider vinegar dressing and my go to tonics.
Fridge side 3: Real milk, organic yoghurt, detox and glow powders.
Fridge side 4: olives, feta, and sun-dried tomatoes.
Fridge side 5: mineral water and chicken broth: homemade chicken broth is full of collagen to help keep you looking young and beautiful on the outside and helps to heal your gut on the inside.
So there you have it, a look inside my fridge!