VLOG: My HEALTHY Refrigerator

Don't you love to see what people have in their fridges?? Do you want to know why I keep my go-to foods on the top 3 shelves and how I stock my fridge and freezer to be successful at eating healthy? Check out my 6 min video blog to find all my tips and tricks! groundedandsurrounded.com

This is real life people.  After just a bit of encouragement from Sarah, Sammi has finally agreed to share the contents of her fridge and freezer with us.  YAY!

Grounded and Surounded Youtube ChannelSammi is one of the most organized, prepared, health conscious people & she shares some of her best tips for staying on track in this video.  If you have been following our blog for any length of time, you have probably heard about Sammi’s Countdown to 30 Series.

In June of 2014 Sammi & Sarah made a commitment to each other to try to lose 15 lbs each before Sammi’s 30th Birthday at the beginning of September.  In just over 3 months, both accomplished their goals!  Sammi’s story has been featured on our web site, and includes this awesome 5 part series:

1. C.H.A.N.G.E. – “Choose Health And Never Give-up Ever”

2. Dr. Ray Strand Changed My Life

3. I Miss my Skinny Jeans

4. Top 10 Healthy Vacation Habits

5. Celebrate the Beginning of the Rest of My Life

If you want to be encouraged and inspired to take that next step on your health journey, we encourage you to take the time to read through this series.  It is full of practical advice and achievable goals for anyone who has a few extra pounds to lose.

Now…..without any further ado…..here’s Sammi AND her FRIDGE!  Enjoy.

My HEALTHY Fridge!

*starring* Sammi Ricke 

~Disclaimer: Sammi did clean and nicely organize her refrigerator in preparation for this video. Her fridge does not always look this nice. I should know, I often look through it for snacks. I feel this needs to be written so you know we are real people too! -Sarah~

Photo Credit: ANRE, Japan

About Sammi Ricke

Sammi Ricke is a talented cook with a knack for coming up with creative new ways to healthify recipes without sacrificing any of the flavor. Sammi has built a beautiful life with her high school sweetheart and enjoys her primary role as a stay-at-home mom to their two children. If Sammi's not in her kitchen, she's probably exploring a new hiking trail, enjoying coffee with a friend, or binge-watching the latest "Food Network" show on Netflix. Sammi's full Bio.

8 thoughts on “VLOG: My HEALTHY Refrigerator

  1. Wow!! Lovely blog @Sammi! You have covered great things in your post. Actually, Eating healthier is a goal that everyone should have. If you are focused on maintaining healthy nutrition on a daily basis, one of the keys to help you accomplish this feat will be your refrigerator.
    In other words, if your refrigerator is a chaotic mess where it is literally impossible for you to tell what’s inside along with numerous items that have long passed their expiration date.
    I like your article. I saw your video too. Wonderful!! I would like to share this video with my wife sylvia πŸ™‚ She would happy to read your article..Absolutely, worth to share!

    1. Thank you for the kind words, Brendan! I agree, a refrigerator that is in disarray may suggest a person’s eating habits that are in disarray. With that said, my fridge doesn’t always look as clean and tidy (or so well stocked) as it does in this video. πŸ˜‰ Blessings to you!

  2. Great tip about keeping carrots on hand – I really crave crunchy stuff and often turn to crackers or chips. Need to pick a healthier crunchy item!
    Thanks for joining the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week!

  3. Fat bombs are a GREAT way to get coconut oil into you (and the kids)!!! πŸ˜€ You can search Pinterest and find recipes for all SORTS of fat bombs. Some have sugar. The ones we make use either honey or maple syrup. I have a pinterest board you can start with : http://www.pinterest.com/RaisingToBless/kitchen-science-lovin-the-fat/

    but my favorite and easiest one is:
    1 cup coconut oil (softened – I softened it the first time, but then once my kids KNEW how yummy this was, I get THEM to soften it for me!)
    3-6 TBS honey (recipe called for 6, but that was WAY too sweet for our family)
    pinch of salt
    1 tsp vanilla (homemade vanilla is AMAZING!)
    2-4 drops peppermint oil (I use doTerra Peppermint Essential oil for the health benefits, Young Living is another one you can take internally, but you can also just use flavoring)
    1 cup shredded coconut (not sweetened) or 1 cup hempseeds
    Mix all together and use a 1 TBSP scooper to form into balls and freeze (we also use silicone shapes for fun). Once frozen, eat 1-4 a day (depending on need for coconut oil in diet). πŸ˜€ These are AMAZING! And fat helps curb sugar cravings. Whenever my kids are hungry, I tell them to grab a fat bomb! πŸ˜€ It helps satisfy them until meal time! πŸ˜€ And it is a great way for me to get my coconut oil (Alzheimer’s runs on both sides of my family and I have the APOE4 gene so it is essential to get my coconut oil! Hope that helps!!! πŸ˜€ Let me know on your FB page if you make them!! πŸ˜€ I never miss a FB post! πŸ˜€

    1. Paula, you fat bombs sound amazing! I just started following you on Pinterest, great boards! πŸ™‚ Alzheimer’s runs on both sides of my family as well. It is always in the back of my mind and I certainly feel confident that eating low glycemic, taking high quality supplementation, modest exercise and last but not least coconut oil will help prevent it. But if in the end God allows it, so be it. My mom raves about the book: http://bit.ly/1EJAGUJ. Have you read it?

  4. I LOVE the idea of dipping apples in the Greek Yogurt!! πŸ˜€ And need to be better about cutting cup veggies as soon as I get home. I would LOVE to see a PROTEIN post from you guys! I need to be better about having a cooked protein ready at the go. Would love to know more how-tos on that (like the crockpot BBQ chicken – LOVE it!). I also want the recipe to energy bites!! πŸ˜€ DO you do fat bombs?? WE do fat bombs and LOVE them!!! πŸ˜€ Great video!!! πŸ˜€

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