Keep these healthy staples in your pantry

A well-stocked pantry is the key to a healthy home. Not having the right ingredients on hand can lead you to choose less-than-perfect meals or miss out on the chance to cook at all. 

That’s why it’s so important to always have a few healthful staples in your kitchen — foods that you can use for snacks, small meals, and more.

Given below are a few healthy food staples that you should be kept in your pantry.

Whole grains -

Imagine! You come home from work, exhausted and starving. You open the fridge and come up empty handed because all you have are leftovers from your last meal.

Don’t worry—there’s still hope in this hopeless situation. Grains are packed with fiber, protein, and B vitamins, which help to stabilize blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol levels, and even boost your mood.

Whether you’re short on time, money, or both, your best bet are grains. They’re inexpensive, versatile, nutritious, and easy to fix.
And the best thing about grains is that you can safely keep them in the refrigerator for up to six months.

You can choose from
  • Oatmeal,
  • Brown rice,
  • Amaranth,
  • Bulgur etc.

Roasted seeds or nuts -

With a tasty variety of flavors and consistencies, nuts and seeds are packed with protein, healthy fats, fiber, and vitamins and minerals.
As they are available all year long, nuts and seeds make a smart ingredient to include in your healthy diet.

Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, or prefer a low-fat diet, nuts and seeds are excellent sources of nutrients that many people aren’t getting enough of.

Options to choose from
  • Roasted sunflower seeds
  • Roasted flax seeds
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Walnuts

Add more dried and canned beans -

If you want to quickly add a lot of protein and burly fiber to a dish, use 1/2 to 1 cup of beans in your meal.

This is a good way to get more beans into the diet of your meat-eaters, too.

Beans can be added as a side dish to burgers or sandwiches or mixed into a pasta dish.

The best thing about canned beans is that temperature required is 68℉ or 20℃ at least for 2-5 years. On the other hand dried beans can be stored for approximately 10years.

Experiment with bean dishes, you can add beans to chili's soups

and salad but keep it simple and healthful.

Options to choose from;

  • Navy beans.
  • Cannellini beans
  • Chickpeas.
  • Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar –

There is no debut why vinegar good for health. It is a multipurpose product, & the uses of Apple Cider Vinegar in the kitchen are endless.
It may taste tangy but it has a long shelf life and can be used in the kitchen t o enhance nearly every meal. You can either keep a liquid bottle of ACV or also the capsule form.

Spices and dried herbs - A well-stocked pantry is the key to making flavorful recipes, so it’s essential to have a well-stocked spice rack. Spices and herbs elevate the flavor of dishes and can come in handy when you’re in a recipe rut.

Not only do they give you the flavour but also good for your health.

Few options for spices and dried herbs -

  • Turmeric
  • Pepper
  • Ginger
  • Rosemary
  • Cinnamon
  • Oregano
  • Cumin

Healthy condiments –

A dash of hot sauce or a drizzle of tahini can bring a dish from boring to sensational in a matter of seconds.

But make sure to choose healthy condiments options that will benefit our bodies in the long run.

Few options to choose from -

  • Tahini
  • Salsa
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Mustard
  • Raw honey

Yogurt -

Yogurt is delicious. There are pretty much no limits when it comes to how you can use yogurt in the kitchen.

You can sweeten it, sour it, flavor it, or make a healthy, healthy dish out of it.

It all depends on what you want! The variety of uses for yogurt in the kitchen is almost as versatile as the probiotic beverages themselves.
However people usually prefer non-fat yogurt but fat full yogurt has multiple benefits. It adds a pleasing texture in your recipes while also providing an excellent nutritional punch.

Word from Good life nutrition -

Sticking to a healthy diet can be difficult to do when you’re trying to time meals around your workout schedule, especially if you lead a busy lifestyle. If there were one piece of nutrition advice I could give everyone, it would be to make sure their fridge, pantry, and freezer are stocked with healthy foods at all times. This way, you always have ingredients on hand ready to prepare a quick, healthy meal.

Apart from these healthy items if you want to add more organic supplements in your diet then feel free to explore Goodlifenutrition’s organic product list.

In case if you are not sure which product to choose or the product is out of stock write to us. We’d be more than happy to reply to you.
Choose organic, stay healthy!

Megha Sharma is an active lifestyle blogger & healthy food fanatic. She enjoys reading books and sweating it out in gym.

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