carb essentials in my kitchen right now

No one likes feeling like they have no variety when they get ready to make a meal.⁣

So take my pro tip: when grocery shopping (online or in-person) be able to identify fresh, frozen and shelf stable proteins, fats and carbohydrates. When you do, it’s much easier to throw together macro balanced meals on the fly!⁣

You don’t want to rely on meat, fish and poultry exclusively to meet your protein goals – just like you wouldn’t want to rely solely on cooking oils to meet fat goals or rice exclusively to meet carbohydrate goals. It’s best to have choice! ⁣

Take what you need from my carbohydrate choices and add some variety to your shopping list 🗒


  • oats
  • apple chips
  • potatoes
  • ready-to-heat rice, lentils, quinoa
  • ready-to-heat lentils
  • edamame spaghetti, chickpea pasta
  • canned beans
  • wraps, tortillas
  • canned pineapple, peaches, pears
  • raisins, craisins, dates, dried mango
  • cereal
  • whole fruit – plums, peaches, nectarines
  • rice cakes
  • popcorn
  • honey, syrup


  • mixed berries, mango
  • ready-to-heat rice blend
  • overripe banana
  • popsicles
  • chocolate
  • ready-to-heat quinoa
  • bread, bagels, english muffin
  • ready -o-heat waffles, pancakes
  • ice cream
  • ready-to-heat starchy veggies


  • orange juice
  • leftover canned pineapple, peaches
  • washed, chopped fresh fruit
  • whole fruit – apples, oranges, clementines
  • ready-to-eat fresh pasta
  • cooked, cooled grains (rice, quinoa)
  • cooked, cooled potatoes
  • dairy products – milk, yogurt, cottage cheese

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