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5 staples for your freezer | Nichole Michele

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5 staples for your freezer


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2015-12-08 08.03.13

 
A major key to eating healthy during the week is to plan and prepare your meals in advance – especially with busy schedules and shifting priorities that happen through the course of any given week.  Therefore, I decided to build on my previous post, 10 healthy food options to stock in your fridge and pantry, and recommend an additional 5 staples to have in your freezer.  These will come in handy if you are not able to get to the grocery store to buy an ample supply of fresh items for the week.

Frozen berries –  Keep a supply of frozen strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cherries, etc. These are great for adding high fiber to yogurt, oatmeal, cottage cheese or smoothies.

Frozen vegetables – Frozen veggies are the next best option to fresh produce and contain high amounts of nutrients.

Frozen fish – I am a pescatarian so I love fish.   There are so many tasty varieties so there is a great possibility you will find one that you enjoy.  My favorites are salmon and tilapia.  Make sure to select wild fish which is healthier for you instead of farmed versions or GMOs.

Frozen chicken breasts – When I did eat chicken, these were a great source of protein for wraps and chicken sandwiches.  I would also often eat strips for a high protein snack.

Grass-fed meats (steaks, burgers,ground beef) – Grass-fed meats have been shown to have high levels of fat-burning and muscle-building conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and omega-3 fatty acids.

I hope these staples provide you with even more ideas for some healthy food options to have on hand.

– Wishing you continued success in your fitness journey!

 

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