Nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated and neither does your grocery list. By stocking your kitchen with healthy and delicious foods, you can more quickly achieve your fitness, weight, and health goals. (Even when you get a midnight hankering for chocolate!)
Hydration is key! Women should try to drink 11.5 cups of water a day, while men need to sip 15.5 cups of H2O each day. Green tea is a healthy way to get your caffeine hit for the day, and almond milk is the perfect base for a healthy smoothie.
- Green Tea
- Almond Milkat Bin
- Lean Beef
- Bell peppers
- Olive Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Cayenne Pepper
- Brown Rice
- Rolled or Steel-cut Oats
- Kidney Beans
- Sweet Potatoes
- Dark Chocolate
Focus on lean meats that give you lots of protein without much unhealthy fat. Chicken and tuna offer low calories in exchange for lots of protein.
Colorful and crunchy, vegetables are filled with antioxidants, crucial vitamins, and fiber. Enjoy your veggies raw with hummus, toss them in a salad, or grill them in olive oil and garlic for a great side to your entrée.
No fridge is complete without a carton of eggs. Eggs offer filling protein as well as vitamins A, B2, B6, B12, D, E, and K.
Fruits deliver on taste and are also chock full of vitamins and antioxidants. Bananas are one of the world’s best sources of potassium and oranges give you a big dose of vitamin C and fiber. Avocado is also a fruit, and it delivers tons of healthy fats and can help keep you sated. Enjoy fruit as a small side, toss them in a smoothie, or even nibble some blueberries for dessert!
The right type of cooking oil can add lots of tasty and healthy fats to your diet. Both olive oil and avocado oil are some of the healthiest fats on the planet.
The right spices add plenty of flavor to meals and deliver important vitamins and minerals.
Grains offer a filling base for meals. Seek low-glycemic grains that will give you lots of fiber without flooding your system with simple sugars.
Legumes and Sweet Potatoes
Legumes, like kidney beans and lentils add heft to your meals while providing fiber and a great source of plant-based protein. Switch out starchy potatoes for sweet potatoes, which are “loaded” with minerals, vitamins, and fiber.
Don’t deny your sweet tooth. Treat yourself to one or two squares of delicious dark chocolate. The high concentration of cocoa will give you an excellent boost of antioxidants.
Now that you know what healthy foods you should stock in your kitchen, it’s time to go shopping. Happy eating!