90 mINUTES (IN HOME)
THREE BENEFITS TO A PANTRY MAKEOVER:
Awareness. In the hustle-and-bustle of life, it’s easy to slip back into unhealthy habits without even realizing it. Seemingly small and harmless “treats” quickly add up and the next thing you know, your pantry is full of packaged, processed, factory-made food. Doing a pantry makeover and reflecting on the choices you made that led to the Red Light foods lining your shelves will help you strategize how to avoid succumbing to those choices in the future.
Reset. Health isn’t a destination – it’s a journey. That means you’ll have ups-and-downs along the way. When you find yourself on the down, which may include a freezer full of frozen pizzas, a pantry (and fridge/freezer) makeover is a great way to hit the reset button in order to get back on track.
Learning Opportunity. Cleaning out your pantry can be an opportunity to get the whole family involved. Teaching your kids the principles of Traffic Light eating and exploring healthier alternatives to the common treats in your house will help instill long-lasting healthy habits.