If you want to eat healthily, you have to make sure you have healthy staples on hand.
Cooking and eating healthy food gets much easier if you have the right ingredients at home. These 10 foods are an absolute must for a healthy diet!
1. Canned beans and lentils
Beans and lentils are super high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins and iron, on top of that they are non-perishable and could be made into chillis, soups and salads.
2. Frozen fruit and vegetables
They keep their nutritional value to perfection and they are the perfect addition to your meals when you don’t have much time to cook. Try adding frozen fruit to your smoothies and preparing all types of meals with frozen veggies.
3. Healthy fats for cooking
Olive oil, coconut oil and ghee can be kept at room temperature for over a year and they not only add flavor to your meals, but they are also good for your heart.
4. Garlic, onion and long-lasting veggies
Garlic and onions are the base of numerous recipes and have been shown to benefit your health in lots of ways. Similarly, Sweet potatoes, butternut squash, apples, beets, cabbage, spaghetti squash, rutabagas, pomegranate, carrots, and citrus can be kept for a few weeks or more when stored in the fridge or on the counter.
Eggs are super versatile and can be eaten as a main course or snack. They are packed with protein, vitamins and minerals. Although they are technically perishable, they last up to 5 weeks when stored in the fridge.
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