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The easy part of beginning a healthy lifestyle: working out, the hard part: proper nutrition. But have no fear because I am here, helping to guide you on a path to your healthiest self yet!
MY PANTRY STAPLES:
Garbanzo Beans – a great form of plant based protein, rich in fiber and helps to control blood sugar, these mighty beans are the perfect addition to your diet. I eat them almost everyday and find they are great addition to soups, salads, & even in baking!
Brown Rice – shock, gasp, horror: I eat carbs. And lots of them! The body needs carbohydrates in order to maintain proper functioning of the internal organs ( I will be doing a complete post on Carbohydrates in the future, so keep your eyes peeled! ). Brown rice is mostly carbohydrate with a little bit of protein and fat, it is also a good source of various B Vitamins, and the minerals calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus.
Apples – my absolute favorite fruit! I eat at least one a day, sometimes two, before I workout in the morning! Studies have even shown that this little fruit can help in blood sugar control!
Potatoes – did you know that potatoes have protein? A small amount, yes, but it’s there! Plus a potato is a great source of Vitamin C, Potassium and Vitamin B6. I love to enjoy just a simple baked potato topped with hummus or an avocado, yes that might sound like a strange combination but I highly suggest you try it! SO GOOD!
Cashews – I love nuts/seeds as they are full of protein, fats and carbs that will keep you satiated and full of energy until your next meal. I prefer to eat mine just as an afternoon snack but they also make great additions to a salad, oatmeal or a smoothie bowl!
Avocados – I don’t think I have to explain this one #avocadoislyfe
Vegetables – carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, lettuce, green beans, snap peas, kale
Fruits – pineapple, watermelon, raspberries
Proteins – Eggs, Salmon, Haddock, Free Range & Organic Ground Chicken
What are some of your pantry staples? Let me know!
*I am a certified Holistic Nutritionist through the Alive Academy of Natural Health. All tips, tricks and information are through personal experiences and through my teaching. Always consult your personal health care provider before making a dramatic lifestyle/diet change*