If you don’t buy it you won’t try it! If you don’t buy junk, you won’t eat junk. In the same way, if you have your fridge stocked with fabulous foods, you’re going to to eat fabulously. Here are 10 foods I always have in my fridge…
1. Steamed Lentils: Lentils are a great way to boost plant-based protein, fiber and b vitamins. For a quick and easy lunch or dinner, try my recipe for Lentils with Green Apples and Shallots.
2. Hemp Seeds: Nope, they aren’t going to alter your mental state, but they will totally improve your nutrient profile! Check out these super easy Breakfast Cookies with hemp hearts and oatmeal.
3. Milled Flax: When buying flax, make sure that it’s already milled. Whole flax seeds aren’t easily digested, and you miss out on the full power of this food unless it’s ground up before you eat up! To keep your flax fresher longer, make sure to store it in the fridge.
5. Pumpkin Seeds: Okay, so they are easy to carry, easy to eat and an easy way to get more protein on the go. You can eat them plain or tossed into soups, salads or yogurt.
6. Pecans: Pecans are the nuts highest in antioxidants and have a decadent flavor. For a refreshing side dish, combine watermelon, feta, basil and toasted pecans.
7. Siggi’s: Open my fridge and you’re going to find Icelandic Yogurt. It’s super creamy, rich in probiotics and loaded with protein. Siggi’s also makes Filmjolk which is a Swedish drinkable yogurt (try it over granola…oh my!).
8. Fresh Mozzarella: Fresh organic mozzarella is a great way to get more calcium; you can add it to pasta, serve with basil, tomato and olive oil or toss it into your favorite chicken dish.
9. Pineapple: Got joint pain? Get Pineapple! It’s rich in bromelain which is an enzyme known to decrease inflammation. Check out these Pineapple Shish Kabobs
10. Organic Eggs: Scrambled, over easy, hard boiled or poached for breakfast, lunch or dinner, eggs are one of the most versatile, nutrient filled foods out there. They’ve got choline for your brain, biotin for your skin and omega-3 fats for your heart.
Now, if you’re trying to figure out how to put these all together, I’ve got a great Superfoods Meal Plan that can make this week’s meal prep quick and easy… Eat Real Food, Feel Real Good!!