Keeping a well-stocked kitchen is crucial in staying on track with healthy eating. Our schedules don’t always allow for fresh, organic meals on a daily basis. But it is absolutely still possible to eat healthy in a time crunch – and keeping foods conveniently on hand at all times will help you tremendously.
As I strive to create and maintain a high alkaline diet that helps me live an extraordinary lifestyle, surrounding myself with things I use and love make this easy. Here are a few of my favorites – stock your kitchen with cut up fresh veggies for a quick grab and go, stock your freezer with organic fruits and veggies, canned beans, nuts and seeds, healthy condiments and seasonings to grab at a moments notice. Some other things I always have on hand are are avocado, fresh fruit, sprouts and raw protein shakes. Organic is always best, when possible.
Here are 4 more of my favorite staples to keep on hand at all times…
- Coconut Oil — with its anti-viral, anti-microbial, anti-fungal properties and the healthy fats it provides – this is definitely one of my favorite staples to keep on hand. Not only can it be used in the kitchen, but you can also use it on your skin as a natural moisturizer, and in your smoothies for a kick of natural energy.
- Liquid Aminos — Bragg’s Liquid Aminos is your healthy alternative to soy sauce. Jam packed with amino acids, made with non-GMO soybeans, and it is also gluten-free. Coconut aminos are also a great staple to keep around. Coconut aminos are also packed with amino acids, and slightly sweet — a great alternative to teriyaki sauce.
- Quinoa — quinoa is loaded with beneficial nutrients such as protein, fiber, iron, and magnesium – and is a great substitute for your usual pasta or rice. It’s so quick and easy to cook, which makes it even more appealing to those of us with busy lifestyles.
- Organic Nuts — a variety of your favorite nuts are a must-have staple to keep around when the snack-time bug bites. Having a healthy alternative to a typically unhealthy snack is a great way to improve your health in an easy way. When that afternoon hunger strikes, reach for a bowl of raw cashews or toasted almonds to satisfy yourself — while enjoying the health benefits of nuts, such as healthy fats and fiber that aid in your digestion. They’re also great to use in dishes as a garnish, especially on top of a hearty salad!
What are some of your favorite kitchen staples that you keep on hand at all times? Comment below and let me know — I’m always looking for new ideas!
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In health and gratitude,
Elaine & Nevin
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