We are all after a healthy lifestyle, and this starts with the things you keep in your fridge. I don’t know if this COVID-19 pandemic is inspiring people to cook at home more often, but I have gotten more emails in the past month about the healthy ingredient I always keep readily stocked in my fridge.
I thought a post highlighting the ingredients in my fridge, which I use to create every day, easy healthy meals with would be an ideal topic. Here are the essential healthy ingredients and foods I keep in stock regularly.
Vegetables and Fruits
You definitely must always have vegetables and fruits in your fridge. Apples, lemons, and bananas are healthy fruits you should have stocked in your fridge. Also, get carrots and beets, they are great to add in soups. Leafy greens are also resourceful ingredients that you can add to thousands of recipes. With vegetables, you can eat as much as you want without worrying about calorie intake.
Beyond the flavor that bell peppers offer, there are also some added health benefits to having this ingredient in your fridge. Bell peppers are high in vitamin C, E, K1, B6, folate, potassium, and iron. When you allow the fruit to grow, its nutrient levels increase when consumed.
Minced garlic is a basic refrigerated product that you can have in several recipes and use every day. Garlic is rich in nutrients but low in calories, which helps with weight loss. Moreover, minced garlic can help you tailor your dishes to your taste preferences.
Fish or Chicken Breast
Chicken breasts can come in handy for putting up a quick dinner. With a fridge stocked with chicken breast, you don’t need to go the extra mile to the grocery store. Buy fish or chicken breast in bulk and separately store them in your fridge, so that you don’t thaw out more than you need. To store more chicken breast, wrap them in a fridge paper and aluminum foil.
Eggs make a vital part of our meal, especially breakfast, which is why you should always have them in your fridge. They are very popular among those that exercise regularly. However, whole eggs are high in cholesterol, so avoid eating them. Egg whites contain low-calorie protein, which is extremely beneficial for your health. Moreover, they are versatile; they can be scrambled, made into an omelet, fried, or boiled.
Onions are a vital ingredient that must be found in every fridge. Besides having healing powers that make it a vital medicinal plant, they are delicious and can form the basis of most dishes – whether baked, sautéed, boiled, steamed, or raw, and it is hard to imagine the dishes of any country without having onions in it.
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