It’s Spring! The birds are chirping, flowers blooming and everything (at least in my life) is heating up. It’s time to spring and sprint forward, literally, and start with a little bit of cleaning.
Yes, my clothes and car trunk will certainly be included in this sweep, but the real cleanse I’m looking for right now is a bit more pantry-focused.
So, without further adieu, out with the old and in with the new!
I find that even when I’m trying to be “healthy” the assortment of crackers, chips, girl scout cookies (whoops) and all-around carbo-filled munchies still seem to accumulate on my shelves.
This week’s goal? Treat it like a closet. Go through every single item in the cupboard and fridge and “sweep” out anything I don’t want to find myself grabbing in a late night crave. And who knows what else I may find in there… Expired yogurts, moldy jam? Yuck yuck yuck. Throw it away!
In January I wrote “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” which is very similar in approach but at some point the no-no foods were still available, even if just hiding in the back.
If you only have clean, unprocessed and calorie conscious options in your kitchen, then there’s really no way to “cheat” on this one.
And if you’re a party-thrower or any excuse for a celebration-er like me? …Buy only what you think you’ll need at the event and then, once whooped and wrapped up, have your guests take the rest home. If you have unopened food, donate it to a food shelter or if there’s only a small amount left, it’s probably worth the toss (there should be a math equation around this: calories in leftover food x hours it will take to burn off ÷ item price). See what’s really “worth it” for you.
With a new spring in my step, and also secretly (or not so secretly) wishing I still had Spring break (November honeymoon will do!).