Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard. For me it means eating real, unprocessed foods. While I don’t deny myself anything that I might be craving, I always have healthy basics available in the cupboard. It makes it easier to eat healthy. I’d rather whip up something I have on hand than having to go to the shop for one item.
I keep these items stocked up at all times.
STEEL-CUT OR ROLLED OATS
No surprise here since every so often I have a photo pop up on insta of my breakfast oats. I also love adding rolled-oats to smoothies. I’ve even gone so far as to upgrade my morning with tea-infused oats!
I’m a fan of no-sugar pasta sauce. It’s easy to prepare a healthy version of marinara with a can of crushed tomatoes, garlic and herbs in less than an half hour. I love it in shakshouka and of course just about any chili recipe calls for a can.
I only started eating quinoa last year. Now I can’t go without it. It is one of my favourite grains, and you can really have it in so many ways. Quinoa bowls is a regular, but the number one quinoa salad for me is Beet, Avo, Kumquat & Quinoa. Devine!
I use white beans to make a hummus dip, black beans for enchiladas, red kidney beans in lamb stew, oh my the list goes on.
Coconut Milk is so versatile I wonder how I ever lived without it. It’s a must in Thai green curry, LOVE it as an elixir and it gives more body to soups. This date & tahini shake right here is the bomb!
It is the only sweetener that I use. I love it in rooibos tea, I sweeten marinades and salad dressings, drizzle it on oats and sometimes just have it on a spoon.
What is your çant-go-without staples?