Let’s talk about healthy food. Not everyone knows how to eat healthy or where to even start. I was actually one of those people who didn’t know a thing about eating healthy.
Growing up, I was very active but looking back, my nutrition was probably anything but healthy. We were taught that loading up on carbs the night before a big game was the norm and I mean the not so healthy carbs, simple carbs.
I didn’t know the difference between white pasta or wheat pasta and to be honest, I don’t even know if gluten-free was a thing in high school. It probably was, but growing up in a small town I could’ve just been oblivious.
Years later after researching, learning, certifications and a simple trial and error, I knew what foods my body needed and didn’t need.
If you’re in the same place I was and you’re not sure where to start, I want to share with you 5 staple foods that I keep in my pantry.
Keep in mind, these are things that work for me! It may be different for you, but it’s a place to start and go from there. I also included which brand I use or where I get my groceries as a reference. Your health and fitness journey doesn’t just end when you reach a specific goal. You keep learning and changing and improving.
(Vital proteins or Ideal Lean)
You can use protein powder in just about anything! Okay, maybe not everything but I like to use it in my oatmeal, smoothies, pancakes or waffles (depends on the day) to give me that extra 20g of protein.
(from Trader Joe’s)
Okay, now these you can actually use in a lot of different recipes. Anything from oatmeal, smoothies and even breading to protein cookies, bars, and more!
(from Whole foods)
I like to use this with my oatmeal and smoothies as well as on a piece of toast, with an apple or banana, or even by itself for a little something sweet.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, you name it. These can be used in about any meal you want. Always a good staple to have on hand.
(from Whole Foods)
I always have some kind of seed if not all of them in my pantry. I love adding these to my breakfast recipes for an extra boost.
So there you have it! 5 staple foods that I always keep in my pantry. They can be used with anything and are always nice to have on hand.
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Thanks for reading love!