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Infographic – Essential Foods You Should Always Stock in Your Kitchen

Essential Foods You Should Stock In Your Kitchen

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!)

The Fridge
Drink Shelf
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.

  • Water
  • Green Tea
  • Almond Milkat Bin
  • Meat Bin
    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.

    • Chicken
    • Tuna
    • Lean Beef
    • Salmon

    Vegetable Bin
    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.

    • Bell peppers
    • Kale
    • Broccoli
    • Carrots

    Fridge Hodgepodge
    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.

    • Eggs

    Countertop
    Fruit Dish
    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!

    • Blueberries
    • Oranges
    • Apples
    • Bananas
    • Avocado

    Cooking Cabinet
    Oil Shelf
    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.

    • Olive Oil
    • Avocado Oil

    Spice Rack
    The right spices add plenty of flavor to meals and deliver important vitamins and minerals.

    • Ginger
    • Cayenne Pepper
    • Cinnamon
    • Garlic
    • Peppermint
    • Oregano

    Pantry
    Grain Shelf
    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.

    • Brown Rice
    • Quinoa
    • Rolled or Steel-cut Oats
    • Muesli

    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.

    • Kidney Beans
    • Lentils
    • Sweet Potatoes

    Dessert
    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.

    • Dark Chocolate

    Now that you know what healthy foods you should stock in your kitchen, it’s time to go shopping. Happy eating!

 
 
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