Truly, the best way to get organized and stay organized is to eat right for your body type. This week’s blog post will be about cleaning out your fridge and filling it up with food that is right for you! If you’re not sure what food is right for you, I will be hosting a free 1 week “Sugar Impact Challenge” in the Sparkle Tribe Facebook group. If you want to join, send me a message. In this challenge, I will break down food into different categories for low, medium and high sugar impact. The goal is to eat only low sugar impact foods for a set amount of time, and then slowly add in foods with a medium and high glycemic load to see how your body reacts.
A great way to start off this challenge is to declutter your fridge, which will also help declutter your life. Food is such a big part of our life that organizing and having a handle on what we purchase at the grocery store is vital in our preparedness for anything we try to do in life.
7 steps to declutter your fridge so you can declutter your life:
Here are some easy-peasy-cook-like-a-pro-with-minimal-time and-easy-cleanup recipes!
Roasted Chicken and Veggies
-Preheat oven to 450
-Note the weight of your chicken
-Remove the giblets and save for your bone-broth
-Put chicken in a pan. You can use a glass baking pan, a cast-iron frying pan, a metal lasagna pan… use what you have on hand.
-Cover the chicken with olive oil, salt/pepper and spices. Optional: cut up a lemon and/or onion and put inside the chicken. You can also roast other veggies in the same pan such as carrots, celery, garlic and onions.
-Roast at 450 for 15 minutes
-Drop the temperature to 350 and roast for 20 minutes per pound. For example, if your chicken weighs 4.5 pounds, multiplying that by 20= 90 additional minutes (after the initial 15 at 450).
-Remove the chicken from the oven and let cool slightly before carving. Save the bones to make the bone broth.
Use your Instant Pot if you have one!
-Put everything into an Instant Pot or a slow-cooker. I have also known people to make this using a pot on the stove, but do that at your own discretion.
-Cover all the ingredients with fresh filtered water
-While I don’t know exactly where the line is between “soup stock” and “bone broth”, bone broth typically takes 24 hours to fully cook. With an Instant Pot (which cooks at a higher temperature), I cook on high-pressure for 4 hours.
-When you’ve finished cooking the broth, use a large strainer, tongs and a slotted spoon to separate the liquid from all the ingredients. Some people will save the bones to make an additional broth. Save the broth and throw out any of the veggies (which are most likely way too overcooked to eat) and the bones (if you’re not going to use them to make another broth.) Strain again with a fine strainer to remove any small pieces that were not caught with the larger strainer.
-Let broth cool and save in one large container, or separate into smaller servings to freeze.
Instant Pot Kidney Beans
For the extra-pro move, soak 1 cup of dried kidney beans in fresh water overnight (or for at least 8 hours). Rinse the beans well. Put the beans in the Instant Pot and cover with approximately 2 cups of water. Cook on high pressure for 7 minutes. Rinse again.
[My] ADHD Friendly Meal
Reheat slices of the chicken, roasted veggies, kidney beans and broth.
Serve in a “bowl plate” as I like to call it. Usually, I like to keep the ingredients separate until I’m ready to eat them. This keeps the veggies fresher and allows you to see how much from each of the categories (meat, veggies and beans) you are eating. My ideal ratio is to have ½ my meal be vegetables.
Note: Everyone has their own unique biodiversity. This is a meal that seems to be compatible with helping me feel strong, focused, organized and balanced. What are your favorite foods to support your mental clarity and patience? Send me a message and let me know!
-combine all the ingredients into one pot and serve as a stew
-blend cool ingredients in a blender and reheat
-use an immersion blender to blend the warm stew. I have this one in crystal blue. What’s your favorite color?
Experiment with adding different ingredients like nutritional yeast, coconut milk, nuts, butternut squash, broccoli, or whatever your heart desires! Let us know what you cook up in the Sparkle Tribe, our Facebook Group!
Photo Credit: Karley Gomez
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