How To Spring Clean Your Kitchen
Spring is here and it can only mean one thing - time for a Spring clean. This time is usually spent de-cluttering our homes, getting rid of all those things we've accumulated over the past year and giving everything a deep clean.
This process is symbolic in many ways; parting with things we no longer want, and turning over a new leaf to refresh ourselves and our homes.
The start of something new.
This year, I encourage you to do the same with your kitchen, a detox if you will. This will help you to create a healthy space, turn a new leaf and make achieving any goal you might have that little bit easier.
Here's my tips to detoxing your kitchen to create a positive place to cook and eat;
Purge your cupboard.
Treats which might tempt you but you can't bear to throw away - bag up and give to a food bank. With all that extra space now available, you can stock up on wholesome ingredients like beans, lentils, chickpeas and chopped tomatoes. Perfect for when you're whipping up a stew or soup.
Clean out the fridge.
Empty the shelves and get rid of those random, half empty jars which are lurking at the back. The fresh, sparklingly clean fridge you now have can be filled with with fruit, veg and healthy snacks.
Have fruit and snacks on display.
Fill your fruit bowl so that you can grab a piece on the go. If you have any other healthy snacks, make sure these are easy to find so that you don't go seeking out unhealthy options instead.
Get some healthy inspiration.
There are some great cookbooks packed with healthy recipes, we love Hugh's ! Invest in some cookbooks or print out some online recipes to stick on your fridge. You've now got all you need to learn to cook healthy meals.
Buy some fresh, potted herbs and stock up on spices.
These are endlessly useful when cooking fresh, healthy meals and having some living plants creates a positive kitchen environment. Make sure to provide your fresh herbs with drainage and water well!