I try to buy strictly ORGANIC or responsibly farm raised produce from local farms. One of the best and most important things you can do for your health is to eat foods that are free from pesticides and toxins.
The following is a list of the things that I try to keep in my refrigerator most of the time. By keeping it well stocked, I always have fresh produce on hand for preparing meals.
Another thing that I always try to keep in mind is to buy seasonal produce. It is very convenient to buy tomatoes and melons in the winter, but they do not taste nearly as good. Try to save sweet asparagus, fava beans, and peas in the spring, and tomatoes, corn, and melons in the summer.
Kale, Lacinto and Curly
Broccoli or Cauliflower
Sweet white onions
Red bliss, Peruvian blue, or yellow potatoes (yellow fleshed potatoes are higher in sugar)
Tomatoes-do not refrigerate
I usually keep at least 2-3 different types of fresh fruit whole or cut up available for easy snacking.
Strawberries and Berries
Peaches or nectarines
Melons-cut up and ready to eat
I try to keep herbs in pots outside my kitchen door as it is convenient and less expensive than buying them at the market. These are the herbs I use most frequently.
Open Pantry Items in Refrigerator
Bubbly water-homemade with purified water-soda stream
Hummus-homemade or store bought
Organic agave sweetened ketchup
Nama shoyu soy
Tamari wheat free soy
Veganaise-original or grape seed
Tabasco-jalapeno, chipotle, original
Sriracha hot sauce
Raw agave nectar
Brown rice syrup
Fresh ground horseradish
Olive tapenade-homemade or store bought
Edamame or white bean hummus-homemade or store bought