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Looking for some healthy food options to keep in your fridge and pantry? Here are 10 to get you started:
AVOCADOS!! – Yes, I’m yelling because I love them and they are first on my list 🙂 I eat half an avocado with my eggs each morning. They are a great source of healthy fats and other nutrients. They are terrific in salads and on sandwiches for a delicious burst of flavor.
Whole eggs (not just egg whites): Eggs often get a bad reputation because of cholesterol. But, they are actually a great source of nutrients that help to increase your GOOD cholesterol.
Nuts (pecans, almonds, and walnuts): These are tasty and great sources of healthy fats. Raw nuts are optimal. However, nuts are still healthy even if they are roasted.
Yogurt and cottage cheese: Cottage cheese and yogurt mixed with chopped nuts and/or berries make a great mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack.
Chia seeds and/or hemp seeds – This was a recent discovery of mine. I add these to my green smoothies and salads for a great nutty taste and loads vitamins and minerals and omega-3 fatty acids. They are great with yogurt and cottage cheese as well.
Nut butters (almond, pecan, academia, cashew): I have to admit, I love good old-fashioned peanut butter. However, peanuts aren’t as healthy as other nuts 🙁 So get creative and mix together a variety of nut butters for a delicious blend and a broader range of vitamins and nutrients.
Leaf lettuce, spring mix and spinach: This is your basic salad base.
Home-made salad dressing – A simple blend of balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil is a staple in our home. It is so much better for you than store bought salad dressing which mostly use highly refined canola or soybean oil. I think it tastes so much better as well.
I hope this gives you some good ideas for healthy items to keep on hand in your fridge and pantry. REMEMBER, if you have healthy go-to choices, you will be less inclined to be tempted by junk food!
-Wishing you continued success in your fitness journey!
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