Fridge and Freezer Staples for a Sugar Free Diet

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Fridge Staples for a Sugar Free Diet. Getty Images@Howard Shooter

 Creating a fabulously healthy, sugar free diet starts with having essential staples in your freezer and fridge. You don't need to purchase everything all at once but little but little each week add a few more things to your freezer and fridge. Here's my list of all things needed to make the most of your new life style. All these weekly staples you keep on hand will make life a whole lot easier when you want to make a new recipe or recreate a family favorite sugar free.

It might seem like an exhaustive list but if you have a family with children this list is essential to providing healthy, homemade snacks and wholesome meals for all of you. If it's just you at home, just consider the weekly menu plan you want to make and make your shopping list for just those recipes you'd like to try. Weekly meal planning is another key tool to ensuring you'll stick to your new sugar free life style and not fall prey to drive through take out meals. 

REFRIGERATOR

Dairy Products

  • Butter
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Cream cheese
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Hummus
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Yogurt, plain, unsweetened

Fresh Vegetables

  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumbers
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Scallions
  • Shallots
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini

Fresh Fruit:

  • Avocados
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Grapes
  • Oranges
  • Nectarine
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums

Other:

  • Almond Milk, unsweetened
  • Coconut Milk
  • Bacon
  • Deli meat
  • Eggs
  • Garlic
  • Ground beef, turkey
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Olives
  • Pickles
  • Salsa
  • Sugar Free Salad dressing
  • Sugar Free Ketchup

FROZEN 

  • Frozen Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)
  • Frozen Green Leafy vegetables (spinach, kale, swiss chard)
  • Frozen broccoli, cauliflower, carrots
  • Turkey and/or beef and veggie burgers
  • Low Carb frozen breads, bagels, waffles, tortillas
  • Frozen Grilled chicken breasts
  • Frozen Fish fillets

Do you have your Pantry Staples? If not make sure to include as many items for your pantry each week you shop so you'll have everything you need to make wonderful recipes for yourself and your family.

Here's a list of some easy to follow and fabulous recipes using these very staples!

Breakfast Recipes

  1. No Bake Refrigerator Oats
  2. Vitamin C Protein Smoothie
  3. Raspberry Chia Smoothie
  4. Sugar Free Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Lunch/Dinner Recipes

  1. Spiralized Zucchini Noodle Salad
  2. Mayo Free Deviled Eggs
  3. Creamy Broccoli Soup
  4. Kale Pear Walnut Salad

Dessert Recipes

  1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Mug Cake
  2. Sugar Free Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
  3. Carrot Cake for Two
  4. Sugar Free Raspberry Buttercream Candy