Here is a list of some great staples to make healthy eating easy.
Whether you eat a 100 percent plant-based diet or not, it’s important to stock your fridge with healthy foods to set yourself up for success. This makes it easier to create quick and healthy meals all week long.
Broccoli — The Green Superfood
Cruciferous vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage, contain nutrients found to inhibit cancer cell proliferation.
Cut-Up Veggies — The Healthiest Snack for Kids and Grown-ups
It’s important to eat a variety of colours—“eat the rainbow” we say. Colourful veggies, like carrots, celery, cucumbers and red capsicum are delicious snacks. Wash and put into containers before putting into the fridge so you’ll have snacks ready to grab.
Leafy Greens — An Incredibly Healthy and Convenient Food
Dark leafy greens are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Spinach, rocket and kale are all delicious and packed full of goodness. Always have them in supply for salads and smoothies.
Hummus — The Tastiest and Healthiest Protein-Powered Dip
Hummus is perfect for dipping your cut-up veggies and crackers into. It’s a protein-packed spread for veggie wraps and sandwiches too.
Berries — The Healthiest Fruit
Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are rich in phytochemicals. They are also associated with a lower risk of oxidative stress, inflammation, dementia and certain forms of cancer. They’re delicious fresh (when in season) and freeze well.
Organic Tofu and Tempeh
Tofu and tempeh can provide a delicious source of clean protein.
Miso for Soups
This salty, fermented soybean paste provides a flavourful base for soups. Miso is also a great way of getting good probiotics, which are excellent for gut health.
Apples — Eat One Every Day
The pectin in green apples bind to heavy metals in our system and take them out of our body.
Avocados are delicious in salads and guacamole and on avocado toast. I even eat them straight with a spoon—squeeze on some lemon juice and a sprinkle of salt and pepper!
Sweet and healthy for your bowels, heart and blood.
Flax Seeds for Healthy Brains
This omega-3 rich seed is an essential add-in for your morning oatmeal or smoothie. The omega-3 fatty acids found in flax are critical for brain health. Ground flax meal does not stay fresh for long, so buy flaxseeds and grind them yourself in a high-power blender just before you want to use them.
Whole Wheat or Gluten-Free Wraps — Wrap Up Lunch . . . In A Wrap!
Keeping wraps (large, whole-grain tortillas) in the fridge makes it easy to throw together a quick lunch. Simply spread on some hummus, stack with baby spinach or other greens, shredded carrots, red cabbage, capsicum, cucumber or sliced avocado. Or create your own version with whatever combination you have on hand.
With a fridge full of these fresh, nutrient-rich plant-foods, you’re on your way to a healthier lifestyle.