Six Healthy Foods That Every Kitchen Should Have
If you want to start eating healthily, you need to set yourself up for success. The way to do that is to stock your kitchen with healthy essentials; ingredients that'll help ensure that you cook foods that are good for your bidy rather than foods that are detrimental to your health.
To help we've put together a list of healthy foods to stock up on.
Baby spinach - This ingredient is packed with iron, magnesium and vitamin A. It's suitable for so many meals too - whether you're whipping up a smoothie, or cooking yourself a quick pasta dish. The taste isn't over baring either.
Chia seeds - These tiny black seeds swell when mixed with liquids and can help you feel fuller for longer. That makes them a perfect addition to your breakfast. Add a teaspoon to your morning smoothie or porridge and you'll be able to work straight through until dinner time!
Greek yoghurt - This is delicious with some fresh toppings. A great way to start the day for breakfast. It's also an excellent substitute to things like butter and mayonnaise. Don't pick this one up if you're vegan or lactose intolerant though.
Apple cider vinegar - You can use this ingredient as a dressing or add a little to your tea. What are the benefits? Well some say drinking apple cider vinegar can help you lose weight. Those claims have never been proven. What unfiltered vinegar does do though is relieve digestion and can help solve any digestive problems.
Fruits - It's an obvious one, but there are so many kitchens up and down the country without a bowl of fruit! They're perfect for snacking (instead of chocolate biscuits) and they often act as great ingredients. Dont be afraid to mix your fruit bowl up either. Go for fruits you've never had before.
Nuts - If you're looking for healthy foods that'll keep you energised throughout the day, you can't go wrong with nuts. Sure, they may be high in calories, but they're packed with protein and omega-3s too. Just don't eat too many!
So those are our top six healthy ingredients to keep stocked in your kitchen. Do you have a helathy ingredient you can't live without? Let us know what it is!