Wondering what food to stock up during your weekend shopping? Always wandering around the supermarket not knowing what to buy? Do you want to replace your cupboard full of unhealthy snacks with nutritious alternatives, without spending too much time or money?
Then this article is your must-read. Below you will find your shopping list of foods that need to be in your fridge at all times.
Nuts and nut butters
Nuts are filled with healthy fats and protein. The perfect snack that is both quick and satisfying. Same for nut butters – peanut or almond butter for a change. Don’t despair if you’re allergic to nuts, go for alternatives like sunflower and pumpkins seeds instead.
Loaded with protein and good for you at any time of day. Try it with some fruits and granola for breakfast, use it in a smoothie or just eat it plain after your work-out.
Your perfect solution for a quick homemade dinner after a long day at the office. Boil some pasta, heat up the sauce and you’re good to go. Pimp it with some fresh herbs, Parmesan or veggies if you have the time and energy for it. If you’re looking for a thicker and smoother option, try “Passata”, Italian strained tomatoes.
Soups in cans or boxes
Your quick fix for lunch or dinner and a good way to get that daily veggie intake. Try to avoid soups with cream bases, lots of salt or preservatives.
80% of people don’t eat enough omega-3 fatty acids. Are you one of them? Go for canned tuna and salmon, having the same health benefits as fresh fish but at a lower price. Perfect for a quick salad or as a spread on your sandwich.
Vegetarian? Go for canned beans to provide you with a dose of protein and good carbohydrates. Half a cup of black beans contains as much protein as an egg and the amount of fiber of two slices of whole wheat bread. Add them to your salad or turn them into a delicious veggie burger.
Last but not least, make sure you always have eggs in your fridge. They’re filled with protein to help you control your hunger and avoid snacking throughout the day. The egg yolk also contains choline which is great for your brain. Prepare them for breakfast, as egg salad or in a frittata.
Stocking up on these items will make sure you always have healthy options at home. This way you won’t need to order that pizza once again or open that bag of crisps because you’re hungry.
Follow this cheat list and spend your valuable free time elsewhere from the supermarket.