26 Mar Inside the Fridge welcomes FitBottomed Girl Jennipher Walters
Jennipher Walters is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites FitBottomedGirls.com, FitBottomedMamas.com and FitBottomedEats.com. A certified personal trainer, health coach, and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and is the author of the upcoming book by Random House, The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet.
Where do you shop for food?
My time is split pretty evenly between Trader Joe’s and ALDI. If there’s a specialty item I need, I’ll hit up Whole Foods. And in the warmer months I love going to farmer’s market and growing veggies and herbs in my own back yard.
Do you love food shopping or dread it?
Nine times out of 10 I love it. I kind of like making lists, so I’m always prepared and I love seeing what’s new and fresh. A few extras always end up in my cart.
What is the single most important thing on your mind when you are shopping for food?
Nutrition. I’m always looking for the items that give me the most nutrients and vitamins as possible. Calories and fat grams don’t bother me, but I want it to be whole, clean and preferably not “processed” at all!
How many do you shop for? Ages?
Just my husband Ryan and I. And our dog, Siena. She gets a couple slices of nitrate-free turkey a week. 😉
How many times a week do you eat out? (based on 21 meals/week)
I usually have lunch out once a week, breakfast out once a week and dinner out 1-2 times a week. Breakfast is probably my favorite meal to have out though. Feels like such a luxury to me — and I love starting the day off like that with a nice cup of hot coffee and a relaxing meal. It’s one of my husband and I’s favorite things to do.
Do you believe in leftovers?
I adore leftovers. We usually make a big meal on Sunday just so that we have leftovers for the week. They make for great lunches — and for great dinners in a pinch. Just last night we put a bunch of leftover spaghetti squash with some eggs, red onion and spinach for a frittata that was tasty. Paired it with leftover kale salad.
What cooking utensil/piece of equipment/appliance do you live for?
My Vitamix! From smoothies to sauces to soups to nut butters to desserts, I do EVERYTHING in it.
When you hear the word “homemade” what is the first thing that comes to mind?
My grandmother. She used to make THE BEST rolls, pies and fried chicken. All from scratch, of course.
How have your cooking/shopping habits changed over the last 10 years?
I’ve always enjoyed eating healthy foods, but in the last few years I’ve really noticed that my body doesn’t do well with dairy or gluten. So now, I really stick to pretty much only the perimeters of the grocery store — only going in for canned tomatoes, oils, chocolate and wine. God, I love dark chocolate and wine.
What are your go-to food/nutrition/culinary/cooking website/s, book or cookbook? Pinterest! I’ve found so many good recipes there. I also really like Elana’s Pantry, PaleOMG, StuftMama and our own site, Fit Bottomed Eats.
What are you working on these days that you’d like to tell us about?
We have a book coming out in May called The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet! It’s all about getting the body you want and a life you want through no “dieting,” deprivation or any of that terrible stuff. It’s all about design a life that you love, and then making healthy decisions because you deserve it and because it makes you feel good!
Thank you Jennipher!